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
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.