Kids will learn about the variety of wildlife in their backyard and ways they can help them and the environment. They'll also build a habitat for a native species to take home to use in thier own backyard. Presented by the Endangered Wolf Center at the St. Louis County Library. For ages 5-10. Registration is required. Free.
Animals in My Backyard will be held:
August 12 at 2 p.m. at the Prairie Commons Branch
August 26 at 2 p.m. at the Rock Road Branch
September 18 at 4:30 p.m. at the Grant's View Branch
For more information and to register: slcl.org
The magical sights of the Gateway Arch Park Foundation's Winterfest return to downtown St. Louis this holiday season! Kiener Plaza will transform into a dazzling wonderland featuring more than 70,000 lights in the park's trees, complementing the breathtaking backdrop of the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse.
Wonderlight's Christmas in St. Louis is a dazzling display of Christmas lights synchronized to traditional and newer, rocking music, played through your car stereo. At this drive-through experience, you'll see shooting stars, floating snowflakes, dancing candy canes and lollipops, giant Christmas trees and five enchanting tunnels of lights.
Celebrate the season with the new Planetarium show Seasons Greetings. Viewers will discover the nature of our seasons and why the winter solstice has long been a time of celebration. This live star show lets you gaze up to the winter sky, but also look back at how the cultures are united in celebration during the winter season and how these celestial sights still influence our holidays today.
Visit with Santa outside in the Jingle Bell Pavilion at The Magic House! Children can have their photo taken with Santa in a socially-distanced way when they're invited to board Santa's sleigh. They can even deliver their letters to Santa through a special mail slot in the clear acrylic panel between Santa and his guests in the sleigh.