The Wild Wonder Outpost Discovery Room at the Saint Louis Zoo welcomes kids with sensory processing issues with dimmer lighting, reduced sound and sensory-break area with self-regulating tools, pillows and other accomodations.
The Wild Wonder Outpost Discovery Room is part of the Monsanto Education Gallery located in the lower level of The Living World, and invited young children and their adult caregivers to explore the animal world together. Activities focus on child-directed exploration, investigation and play, featuring age-appropriate animal and environmental themes. Activities are designed for children from birth to age 8. Stations include the Backyard Wildlife Experience, Animal Care Corner, Animal Explorations, Build-A-Habitat, Wildlife Theater and the Cubs & Pups Pad.
Admission is $2 per person for zoo members, $3 per person for non-members. Children under age 1 are free. One adult is required for every four children. Tickets are available at the Welcome Desk at the north and south entrances of the Zoo.
9:30 a.m. on the Second Saturday of each month.
More information: stlzoo.org
Visit the World Bird Sanctuary for a fun drive-through safari experience from the safety of your car. Naturalists will offer facts and answer questions as they display reptiles and birds of prey, including eagles, owls, falcons, kestrels, hawks, parrots and more. There will also be distance selfie stations!
Visit the Boulevard in Richmond Heights for a combination Farmers Market with Tower Grove Farmers Market. Masks and social distancing are required to attend. #SupportLocal farmers and entrpreneurs selling essential items during this weekly event.
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