This special story time features David Backes, St. Louis Blues captain and co-founder, along with his wife Kelly, of Athletes for Animals. Backes will read Oh, The Pets You Can Get by Dr. Seuss and talk to children about his compassion for animals, the importance of pet adoption and responsible pet ownership.
All ages are welcome. Please note, this is not an autographing/signing event and no outside memorabilia will be allowed. A group photo will be taken with Backes and all of the kids together at the end of the story hour.
Free. Reservations are not required.
2 to 3 p.m. at Whole Foods Market in Town and Country.
More information: wholefoodsmarket.com
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.