Many St. Louis family attractions have re-opened with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Many are hosting virtual and socially distanced events, which you'll find in our Things To Do calendar. Public health experts recommend that when you go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks (required in St. Louis City and County), practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.

Halloweekends at the Saint Louis Zoo

Saturday, October 24, 2020
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Enjoy October weekends of free spooky fun at Halloweekends at the Saint Louis Zoo! Come to the Zoo dressed in family friendly costumes and as you walk around to see the animals you'll find non-scary Halloween decorations, watch special pumpkin enrichment treats with the animals, experience costumed character meet-and-greets, enjoy the Family Game Zone, take part in the Pumpkin Stomp 'n Chomp, enjoy fall treats and more. 

Guests can visit the Caribbean Cove, see their favorite Zoo attractions, and get in on the Zoo's Instragram contest using hashtags #Halloweekends, #StlZoo #FallAtTheZoo, and #StlZooBoo.

Family friendly Halloween costumes are encouraged. Costume masks are not premitted for any age. For everyone's safety, the Zoo has implemented enhanced protocols and procedures. Guests are required to wear protective masks/face coverings - which must cover most and mouth - while visiting. More costume policies can be found here.

Halloweekends take place two consecutive weekends, October 17-18, October 24-25 and October 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Free, timed ticket reservations are required.

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Clay Class: Wheel Throwing for Ages 8-15

Kids and teens ages 8-15 can learn the basics of using a potter's wheel to make functional clay pieces and non-functional sculptures in Clay Class: Wheel Throwing at Laumeier Sculpture Park. They'll study the fundamental techniques of wedging, centering and raising cylindrical forms such as bowls, cups and vases. 

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Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym
Friday, October 30, 2020

Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Space is limited to 10 kids per session. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

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Pumpkin Glow in Historic St. Charles
Saturday, October 24, 2020

At the Historic St. Charles Pumpkin Glow you and your family can bask in the glow of carved pumpkins throughout the historic district while the merchants along Main Street stay open late to offer scary good deals, and the street will be illuminated with hundreds of eerily glowing pumpkins. This is not a trick or treating event.

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