Come see the sea during opening day of the St. Louis Aquarium. The 120,000 square-foot aquarium is open to the public for the first time on Christmas Day.
Your journey through the St. Louis Aquarium starts along a freshwater river and the shallow waters of a salt marsh, then moves into the deep, dark abyss of the ocean. Visit the Shark Canyon, featuring 80 varieties of sharks, The Deep, with jellyfish, eels, and sea dragons, the Changing Rivers, featuring river otters, the Confluence Gallery with regional fish, the Ocean Shore, with horseshoe crab, sea cucumbers, stingrays, and lots more.
Dec. 25 hours are noon to 6 p.m. Hours from Dec. 26 to Jan. 4 are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
More information and tickets: stlouisaquarium.com
Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed especially for preschoolers. Weekday mornings, Tuesday through Friday, families will enjoy hands-on activities in the Art Studio, plus private playtime featuring limited capacity in Wonder Works and Wonder Why.
Purina Farms has reopened its Visitor Center for 2021 where families can experience the popular Purina Incredible Dog Show, watch cow milking demonstrations, take a wagon ride around the rolling hills of the property and lots more.
Free outdoor concerts are back at the Missouri History Museum. The popular Twilight Tuesdays concert series is now the Twilight Thursdays Concert Series at the Missouri History Museum. These concerts include an impressive line-up: Isley Brothers Tribute, Tina Turner Tribute, The Chuck Berry Band and more.
Adventures abound at Trike Town, the outdoor, child-size city at The Magic House. Kids can pick out their favorite little red tricycle and explore the entire city. The adventure includes a stop at the craft shop, where kids can create their own fall-themed craft, a candy shop, firehouse and more.