Based on the tale by The Brothers Grimm, the Imaginary Theatre Company tells the story of the kindly cobler whose good deed is rewarded with the help of magical events. This heartwarming story is a reminder that with kindness, generosity and hope, anything is possible. Enjoy a performance of The Elves and the Shoemaker at The Magic House on December 7, with shows at noon and 2:30 p.m.
Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark at Boo at the Zoo. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to this non-scary celebration designed just for kids. Though this is not a trick-or-treating experience, costumes are encouraged, and each child 12 and under will receive a treat bag when they leave.
Bring your kids and your dog to Purina Farms for some dog-gone fall fun at the Howl-O-Ween Fest! You'll enjoy a costume party, fun carnival games, music, face painting, storytelling, circus and magic shows, amazing canine performances, pony rides, inflatables, and more. Wear your favorite costumes for the costume paw-ty! Reservations are NOT required.
Christmas Eve provides a backdrop to explore the arrival of four spirits sent from beyond to teach a miserly Scrooge about the interconnectedness of people and the importance of kindness, compassion, and community. This free performance is geared toward kids in grades kindergarten through grade 5.
A St. Louis family favorite – the Children's Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden – will be put to bed for the season on Nov. 2-3, and children are invited to have an adventure exploring all the Garden has to offer before the gates close.
Learn about winter birds while you and your child create homemade ornaments that double as bird feeders. Then, you'll head out for a guided hike around Laumeier Sculpture Park to explore the woods and leave one of your ornaments for the birds at Laumeier.
See what Saturn and Jupiter look like up close while you learn about different telescopes that astronomers use at this stargazing opportunity for all ages.
It's the Not-So-Haunted House that is oh-so-fun! Kids of all ages are invited to dress in their most "boo-tiful" Halloween costumes and have a ghoulishly good time trick-or-treating at The Magic House and getting autographs from their favorite storybook characters.
Kids can use their observation skills to discover the wonderful biodiversity in their own communities while meeting animals that make their home in Missouri and Illinois.
For those of you who just aren't morning people, Eckerts is offering Breakfast with Santa at Dinnertime. It's exactly like Breakfast with Santa, but at dinnertime. Children can tell Santa their Christmas wishes, and Santa will have a special gift for each child.
Camp Lakewood Open Houses are designed to give you and your children or teens the opportunity to meet the camp directors, ask questions and see the beautiful property. You'll get a tour of the camp, be able to speak with camp staff and be reassured that your camper will have the experience of a lifetime at YMCA Camp Lakewood.
Parents call it a break from the kids, and kids call it a break from parents, so its a win-win for all! During Parents' Survival Night you can spend some adult time seeing a movie or catching up with friends, while your kids get quality "kid time" in a safe, familiar, and fun place with trained instructors who lead them through music, games and fun LEGO, DUPLO and LEGO Junior building activities.
Featuring real puppets created by the Henson Creature Shop, Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin! takes children on an underwater adventure to learn about the ocean and what they can do to help protect it.