This virtual storytime is hosted by Babler Memorial State Park and Missouri State Parks. It will be posted on the Babler State Parks Facebook page.
Metro Theater Company is all about learning through play, and they are producing regular video sessions for kids featuring ways to play at home, drama exercises and fun acrtivities. Join them for Mindful Monday, Transformation Tuesday, Warm-Up Wednesday, and Thoughtful Thursday videos, available anytime at metroplays.org/onlinelearning
Have fun with science at home! Mad Science online classes bring science to you, and are designed for ages 5-12 (kindergarten through 6th grade). These interactive classes make science learning super fun for your children. Only one child per household needs to be registered. Classes are $10 for one class, or $7.50 per class when you register for 2 to 4 classes, and just $6 per class when you register for 5 or more classes. Themes include Mad Mixtures, Optical Illusions, Under Pressure, Kitchen Chemistry, Dry Ice Capades and more. Classes take place via Zoom from 2 to 2:45 p.m.
Learn more and register at stlouis.madscience.org
Although the Saint Louis Zoo is closed to the public, the animal care team is sharing photos and videos of the animals and lots of information about the zoo your kids are sure to love! You'll learn about Hippo Harbor, what zoo volunteers do, the Children's Zoo (and the goats!), zebras, antelopes, stingrays, visit the insectarium, and lots more.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the Gateway Region YMCA, along with educators from NOVA and the National Museum of Natural History.
Since you can't visit the St. Louis Aquarium right now, do the next best thing and watch live as the aquarium brings its habitats to you! Take a dive and explore Shark Canyon, The Mississippi and Missouri Riover Confluence, the Ray habitat and lots more.
Catch the live stream from 10 to 11 a.m. on the St. Louis Aquarium's Facebook page.
Celebrate Shark Week virtually with the St. Louis Aquarium. Tune in to Virtual Breakfast with the Sharks on April 21, Virtual Diving with the Sharks on April 22 and Virtual Shark Biofacts 101 on April 23 at 9:30 a.m. on the aquarium's Facebook page.
At The Magic House's Fairy Tale Tea, aspiring princes and princesses will have the opportunity to dine on fine pastries and fruit, make a bejeweled tiara or crown to take home and enjoy a short, live production of Cinderella. They can also meet Cinderella, Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother! Reservations are required.
Return to Hogwarts once more and explore the science of our favorite wizarding world. Shop from local artists and crafters, journey through the building on a special mission, and learn how chemistry connects to Harry Potter with special guest Dr. Rebecca Lai. See Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at the end of the evening.
Grab a spot for Weekend Play Time by Reservation at Play Street Museum in St. Charles. Kids and families can explore the museum during these special weekend hours.
The Taste of Maplewood Street festival brings together foodies, shoppers and music lovers to enjoy the bites, sights and sounds of Maplewood. The festival includes live entertainment from two stages, children's activities, and local restaurants and retailers offering food, drinks, and specialties.
In-person story times are on hold, but children can still enjoy virtual story times from the expert storytellers at the St. Louis County Library!
Make art. Go on a guided tour, DIY a time capsule. Peek behind the scenes. Watch the Cassily Crew at work. Help inspect the slides. All from home! Every Monday through Friday the staff, crew, artists and historians at City Museum are going LIVE on Facebook to share stories, offer free art classes, and entertain kids and families in all the ways they know how (read: mischief, mayhem and making).
Enjoy the Saint Louis Zoo online! Zoom with Saint Louis Zoo educators is a live, free presentation that allows families to learn more about animals and how amazing they are. Themes vary, and registration in advance is required. After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email letting you know how to join.
If you can't join the live presentation, the recordings are available on the zoo's web site at stlzoo.org/STLZOOms
Purina Farms is bringing the best of the farm to your home every week! You can virtually explore Purina Farms through videos featuring the animals, dog trainers and others who work there, as well as the pets who work and play at Purina Farms every day. Each day of the week features videos on a variety of topics including animal connections, training tips and responsible pet care advice for kids.
The Magic House is bringing innovative, hands-on learning to you at home with its #MagicAtHome series of interactive, instructional online presentations. The Magic At Home series of activities includes lots of fun projects that you can make at home with common materials. The easy-to-follow directions mean your kids can make paper sculpture, do shaving cream marble painting, create make-your-own flowers, go "fishin," make TP roll animals, make salad spin art and more.