Visit the Missouri History Museum this summer for all kinds of family fun that's free! On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, children will enjoy art, storytelling, special entertaining guests, musical workshops, crafts, performances by St. Louis favorites like the Muny Kids, Celia and Friends, and lots more.
Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. each day and are held throughout the museum.
June 4: Traditional Music and Dances of Panama with Folklorico Panameno. Learn dance steps, enjoy arts and crafts, and learn a song in Spanish.
June 5: Storytelling and crafts.
June 6: Whistle for Willie. Join the St. Louis Black Authors of Children's Literature Initiative to celebrate the beloved character Peter and his friendly pup Willie.
June 8: Storytelling and crafts.
June 11: Join Dances of India, the oldest classical Indian dance company in Missouri to learn the basic footwork and hand gestures of this colorful, lyrical art form.
June 12: Storytelling and crafts.
June 13: Same, Same but Different. Step into a story about international pen pals. Make art like Eliot, who lives in the U.S., and try out a yoga class like Kailash, who lives in India.
June 15: Storytelling and crafts.
June 18: Muny Kids Take the Stage. Join in as the Muny Kids take the stage for a musical review featuring singing and choreography.
June 19: Storytelling and crafts.
June 20: Drum Dream Girls. Take an imaginary trip to Cuba, an island filled with music, and hear the story of a Chinese-Cuban girl who was brace and achieved her dream of playing the drums.
June 22: Storytelling and crafts.
June 25: Fire Dog Concert: Walk into the world of Fire Dog, a band whose mission is to spread positive vibrations through songs of truth and intrigue.
June 26: Storytelling and crafts.
June 27: Growing Up With the River. Learn about the rivers in our region and celebrate the third birthday of the History Clubhouse.
June 29: Storytelling and crafts.
July 2: Folk Music in the Melting Pot presented by The Sheldon. Enjoy the folk music of America, from Colonial-era ballads and Southern spirituals, to songs of the cowboys and folk songs of the 20th century.
July 3: Storytelling and crafts.
July 6: Storytelling and crafts.
July 9: Celia and Friends Puppet Show.
July 10: Storytelling and crafts.
July 11: "Tar Beach" by Faith Ringgold. Local authors from the St. Louis Black Authors of Children's Literature Initiative will share their original stories as well as this classic story about Cassie Louise Lightfoot.
July 13: Storytelling and crafts.
July 16: Carnival Celebrations of West Indies presented by Pinx Academy of Dance. Take a journey through the Caribbean and learn the history and evolution of Carnival celebrations.
July 17: Storytelling and crafts.
July 18: Maybe Something Beautiful" by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell. Step into a story about Mira, who brightens up her gray community with colorful artwork in Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood.
July 20: Storytelling and crafts.
July 23: Musical Muny! Join Robert Bernstein from Robert's Music Together to celebrate 100 years of St. Louis's legendary outdoor theater.
July 24: Storytelling and crafts.
July 25: Change the World Before Bedtime. Step into a special superhero and learn how young people can take simple actions to make a big difference in the world.
July 27: Storytelling and crafts.
All activities are free. At the Missouri History Museum.
More information: mohistory.org
Also check out the new Museum Babies Storytelling for ages 6 months to two years.