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 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.
Bring your family to the Missouri History Museum to celebrate and reflect on the life and legacy of Dt. Martin Luther King Jr. Discuss how to make a difference in your community, get active with yoga and movement workshops, create peace-inspired art, meet local and nationally renowned authors, and explore stories of the civil rights movement and the work of Dr. King.
Engage your young scientist in science-related learning at the Saint Louis Science Center's Preschool Science Series. Through interactive stories and hands-on exploration, children learn about science, as well as language, problem-solving and social skills.
Honor the life, the work and the contributions of Dr. King by joining the University of Missouri – St. Louis for a morning of incredible performances and inspirational speeches. The impressive lineup includes filmmaker and activist Bree Newsome, KMOV reporter Justin Andrews, soloist Brian Owens, and the St. Louis Children’s Choirs. Tickets are free and include both complimentary parking and light refreshments following the ceremony.