More than a million lights will illuminate some of the Missouri Botanical Garden's most iconic locations, walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, and traditional candlelight village displays, festive drinks, s'mores and great photo opportunities will delight crowds of all ages.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to inclement weather, the Garden Glow will not take place on Dec. 22 or 23. The Garden will reopen on Dec. 24 for daytime hours and be closed as scheduled on Christmas Day and December 26.
Wishing Trees, Snow Balls, and "Glowmen" will all light the night sky, and provide interactive fun for guests of all ages. Your family will love exploring the glowing snowman garden, magical light tunnels, interactive photo opportunities, s'mores, festive drinks and traditional holiday music.
In addition to all the beautiful lights, Garden Glow offers singing, dancing, shopping and dining for the entire family.
Plus, don't miss photo ops with Santa on Nov. 21-22, 28-29 and Dec. 5-6, 12-13.
The Garden Glow is open nightly from 5-10 p.m. through January 7, 2023. Closed Dec. 24 and 25.
Visit on Family Nights on select Wednesdays, Nov. 23-Dec. 14 for special $3 kids' admission (ages 3-12).
The cost to attend Garden Glow ranges from $3 to $22 per person, depending on age, date of attendance, and membership status. Ages 2 and under are free. Tickets are date-specific and sold in limited quantities, so purchasing in advance is recommended.
To learn more about Garden Glow and get tickets for this family-friendly winter wonderland, visit glow.missouribotanicalgarden.org.
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.
At this free art program for ages 3-6 the focus is on the process of making art rather than the finished product. Both in-person and virtual sessions are offered.
Splash and play with your little one in this fun morning activity. No registration is necessary.