From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, children will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment and even create their own edible messages at Spy Academy Parents Night Out with Mad Science. With the Undercover Observer, children step into the shoes of spies in action. What looks like an ordinary camera is actually a sneaky surveillance device that lets children spy on the side. Pizza is included.
Friday. February 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Lodge Des Peres. For children ages 6-11. Registration in advance is required.
Learn more and register at desperesmo.org
For those of you who just aren't morning people, Eckerts is offering Breakfast with Santa at Dinnertime. It's exactly like Breakfast with Santa, but at dinnertime. Children can tell Santa their Christmas wishes, and Santa will have a special gift for each child.
Bring your kids and your camera to take photos with Santa at the historic and festive Kirkwood Train Station in downtown Kirkwood. On Dec. 12 there will be a special visit from live reindeer too! Free. Early arrival is recommended.