Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark during special Boo at the Zoo Nights. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to this non-scary celebration designed just for kids, and costumes are encouraged! Enjoy the Zoo's decorated grounds, the Haunted Hallow, the new Witchy Walk welcoming little monsters, giant webs, animal encounters, pumpkin painting, a haunted house with a singing witch, the Fragile Forest Fairyland, the mystery straw maze and lots more.
Kids can also make Halloween-themed, creepy crafts in the Lakeside Cafe, enjoy interactive fireside stories and ride the Conservation Carousel (the non-spooky Scare-ou-sel!). Visit the 4D Theater for a showing of "Happy Family 4D," a tale of a family adventure that unassumingly goes to a theme park but ends up getting transformed into mystical monsters!
Nightly, kid-favorite live entertainment includes:
Children 12 and under will receive a treat bag upon exiting. Parking is free in the north and south lot.
Hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly.
Admission to Boo at the Zoo is $7 for Zoo members, $8 for non-members. Children under 2 are free. There is a $1 discount with on-site ticket purchase for children ages 2-12 who are in costume. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance online or by calling 314-646-4781.
Boo at the Zoo nights are held nightly Oct. 16-30.
More information: stlzoo.org
Take a look at last year's Boo at the Zoo:
These free Thursday morning sessions including storytelling, movement workshops, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts throughout the museum, opportunities to read books to touch therapy dogs and more.
Visit the Saint Louis Science Center for Science at Sunset on Thursdays this summer. Enjoy food and drink specials, live music in the Science Center's outdoor exhibit, GROW, a working urban farm that tells the story of the science behind the food we eat, free admission to the limited-time exhibit GameXPloration, and discounted tickets to other attractions.
Join the evil Cruella De Vil and her two klutzy henchmen as they try to steal a litter of the cutest puppies ever to hit jolly old London Town. But not to worry, this fur-raising adventure ends happily with plenty of puppy power to spare! This production of Disney's 101 Dalmations is performed live on stage by STAGES St. Louis at the Robert G. Rein Theatre in Kirkwood, with special daytime performances perfect for little ones.
Circus Flora, St. Louis' original one-ring circus, is now in its 33rd season! This beloved show is an unbelievable mix of excitement, charm, daring, and comedy, all under an intimate Big Top setting. See mesmerizing circus acts, storytellers and performers in this year's show, The Caper in Aisle 6. Daytime and evening shows are on select nights through June 30 with special 10 a.m. performances for young children, a sensory-friendly performance and a special Peanut-Free Preview night for those with nut allergies.