The Magic House offers special morning hours for families with young children Tuesday through Friday during the school year. Select exhibits open at 10:30 a.m. before the entire museum opens at noon. Preschool Hours feature exhibits that are geared toward children ages 2-8, but anyone is welcome to visit.
Available exhibits vary, but usually include Wonder Works and For Baby and Me. At noon, visitors will have access to the entire museum, including the Super Slide, Electrostatic Generator, Walker Pond for fishing and the Children's Village Market.
More information: magichouse.org
Families are invited to the Saint Louis Art Museum every Sunday afternoon for free hands-on art activities with fun themes, special performances, engaging demonstrations and a lively, 30-minute family tour through the galleries.
In Small Scientists, part of the Saint Louis Science Center's expanded Preschool Science Series, childen ages 6 to 17 months and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs, play, and other hands-on experiences.
Kids can shake off the cold weather with a tropical-themed celebration at The Butterfly House. Activities include tropical-themed games and crafts, marsh-friendly bugs, swamp-themed activities, music and live animal encounters.