Ahoy there, mateys! Do you have what it takes to be named the Captain of the Cardboard Catamaran Cup? Put your boat building skills to the test and head to The Lodge of Des Peres outdoor pool. Bring your already-built boat to lazy river. You can use only duct tape and cardboard to make your boat for this single-elimination style race. Boats cannot exceed a width of three feet. Paddles and life jackets will be provided, and proper swim attire is required. Prizes will be given to the top three contenders. One participant per boat.
Cost is $15 for members of The Lodge, $16 for Des Peres residents and $18 for non-residents. Spectators are free. For ages 7 through adult.
6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Lodge Des Peres. Registration by July 7 is required.
More information: desperesmo.org
Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Reservations are not necessary.
With the help of ten truckloads of sand, The Magic House's backyard will be transformed once again into a beachfront park for the popular Sandcastle Beach exhibit. Sandcastle Beach opens May 26 with a Kick Off to Summer event that includes ice cream, the Bubble Bus and a dance party!
Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience. Opening May 24: The Little Mermaid: The IMAX Experience.
Visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of the Planetarium's educators, creating a new and tailored experience for every audience.
Science Tots is designed for children ages 18 to 36 months. The class provides opportunities to support brain development and learning. Toddlers and their grown-ups will explore STEM topics through songs, stories, hands-on exploration and play.