Explore the insects that fly at night that we can't see during the day in this family workshop run by entomologists at The Butterfly House.
At this one-of-a-kind experience, entomologists will set up black lights to attract night-flying insects from miles away. You'll have the opportunity to observe rarely seen nocturnal insects including large moths, beetles, walking sticks and other fascinating insects. Collecting kits, including a good-quality net, collecting jar and an indentification guide to Missouri butterflies and moths will be available for purchase for $30. This workshop also includes ice cream and drinks. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dark-colored clothing. One adult per child please. Cost is $40 per child for members of the Missouri Botanical Garden and $50 per child for non-members.
July 16, 8:30 to 11 p.m.
For families with children ages 6 and older. Registration is required.
More information: butterflyhouse.org
Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark at Boo at the Zoo. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to this non-scary celebration designed just for kids. Though this is not a trick-or-treating experience, costumes are encouraged, and each child 12 and under will receive a treat bag when they leave.
Engage your young scientist in science-related learning at the Saint Louis Science Center's Preschool Science Series. Through interactive stories and hands-on exploration, children learn about science, as well as language, problem-solving and social skills.