Many St. Louis family attractions are open with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Many are hosting virtual and socially distanced events, which you'll find in our Things To Do calendar. Public health experts recommend that when you go out, follow public health guidelines: wear a mask, practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.

Winter Getaway at the Missouri History Museum

Friday, December 27, 2019
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Saturday, December 28, 2019
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Monday, December 30, 2019
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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Bring your kids to the Missouri History Museum for the Winter Getaway, for free activities, family films and music just for kids. 

You'll enjoy interactive musical performances, movies, drop-in make-and-take craft workshops, puppet shows, movement workshops and more.

You can also catch the Nothing But the Blues performances by The Sheldon, story-inspired adventures with the St. Louis Black Authors of Children's Literature, and more!

Admission is free, and early arrival is recommended. 

Winter Getaway is Dec. 27. 28, 30 and 31 beginning at 10:30 a.m. each day. There will be a Noon Year's Eve party on Dec. 31

Winter Getaway hours are:

Friday: Dec. 27: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 28: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 30: 10:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 31: Noon Year's Eve celebration from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Admission is free. At the Missouri History Museum. 

More information: mohistory.org

 

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