To help limit the spread of Coronavirus and to support public health efforts, many family attractions have closed temporarily. In the meantime, we invite our readers to enjoy virtual events highlighted in our Things To Do calendar. When you do go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks, practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. To learn why social distancing is important and effective in lessening the spread of COVID-19, hear from Dr. Alexis Elward, Chief Medical Officer at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Miles From Tomorrowland Space Missions at the Saint Louis Science Center

Monday, July 20, 2015
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The Saint Louis Science Center is one of three science centers nationwide selected by Disney Junior and XPRIZE to launch Miles from Tomorrowland: Space Missions, a nationwide STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) program for children ages 2-8.

Miles from Tomorrowland: Space Missions invites children and their families to develop their own out-of-this-world creations for the chance to win prizes, including a trip to Cape Canaveral to experience space exploration first hand. The program is inspired by Disney Junior's animated show Miles From Tomorrowland, 2015's #1 series across preschool networks in total viewers, and is designed to lay the building blocks for learning in critical STEAM-based areas.

From July 20 to August 31, children and families can complete activities in the Science Center's Discovery Room. Families are responsible for photographing and submitting their own creations to Disney Junior to become eligible to win prizes.

The program launches at the Science Center on July 20 with a free screening of three episodes of Miles from Tomorrowland in the OMNIMAX Theater at 11 a.m. During the six weeks of the program, Miles from Tomorrowland episodes will be shown daily at CenterStage on the lower level of the Science Center.

For more information and to learn more about Miles from Tomorrowland activities, go to slsc.org

 

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Explore Purina Farms: Amazing Canines
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Purina Farms is bringing the best of the farm to your home every week! You can virtually explore Purina Farms through videos featuring the animals, dog trainers and others who work there, as well as the pets who work and play at Purina Farms every day. Each day of the week features videos on a variety of topics including animal connections, training tips and responsible pet care advice for kids. 

 

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Science @ Home with the Saint Louis Science Center
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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The Science Louis Science Center is continuing to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning through its online Science @ Home series! Visit the Science Center's web site or social media channels for DIY science experiments that can be done at home, Amazing Science Demonstrations from the Science Center's Energy Stage team, connections to local scientists, astronomy updates from the McDonnell Planetarium, live chats and more. Content is designed for all ages. 

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Magic At Home with The Magic House
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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The Magic House is bringing innovative, hands-on learning to you at home with its #MagicAtHome series of interactive, instructional online presentations. The Magic At Home series of activities includes lots of fun projects that you can make at home with common materials. The easy-to-follow directions mean your kids can make paper sculpture, do shaving cream marble painting, create make-your-own flowers, go "fishin," make TP roll animals, make salad spin art and more.

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Virtual Homeschool Day: Happy 200th Birthday James Eads!
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

James Buchanan Eads was an engineer, inventor, and treasure hunter who had a profound influence on St. Louis and our riverfront. The Eads Bridge is still a fixture of downtown St. Louis. Celebrate the 200th birthday of James Eads with a day of learning from the Missouri History Museum. 

 

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