Some St. Louis family attractions are re-opening with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Read more about family attraction re-openings and safety guidelines here. We invite our readers to enjoy virtual events and socially distanced events highlighted in our Things To Do calendar. Public health experts recommend that when you do go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks (now required in St. Louis City and County), practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. To learn why social distancing is important and effective in lessening the spread of COVID-19, hear from Dr. Alexis Elward, Chief Medical Officer at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

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Noon Year's Eve Celebration at the Missouri History Museum

Young revelers who may not be able to stay awake until midnight to celebrate the New Year can ring in 2020 at Noon New Year's Eve, a free celebration for kids and families at the Missouri History Museum. Visitors will enjoy a countdown to when the clock strikes noon! But before that, they'll make New Year's Eve hats and crafts, and boogie down to live music with the band Firedog. 

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Hot! Hot! Hot! at The Butterfly House

Kids can shake off the cold weather with a tropical-themed celebration at The Butterfly House. Activities include tropical-themed games and crafts, marsh-friendly bugs, swamp-themed activities, music and live animal encounters.

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Supper With Santa at The Butterfly House

Supper with Santa includes a pasta dinner, cookies and hot cocoa, a picture with Santa, a night stroll through the tropical conservatory, and Santa's Workshop stations, where kids can make fun crafts and act silly in the photo booth. After dinner, you'll visit Mrs. Claus's Cookie Kitchen for cookies and hot cocoa. Reservations are required.

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Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden

More than a half million lights will illuminate some of the Garden's most iconic locations, walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, and traditional candlelight village displays will delight crowds of all ages.

 

 

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President's Day Camp at the Saint Louis Zoo

Kids can spend President's Day learning about all things color as they relate to wildlife at President's Day Camp at the Saint Louis Zoo: Colorful Critters. Campers will also enjoy animal-related games, crafts and hands-on activities. Advance registration is required.

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Winter Wonderland on Ice

Can Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman skate? Come see beloved holiday characters and talented local skaters perform during the St. Peters Rec-Plex’s annual Winter Wonderland on Ice.

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Block Friday

Come play on Block Friday at Play Street Museum! Block play is an open-ended play that offers children the freedom to create structures, take them apart, and put them together again. 

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The Grinch's Candy Cane Hunt

Santa's reindeer have been busy dropping candy canes on the A.B. Green Park lawn and some have special prizes attached to them! Kids are invited to snatch the candy canes before the Grinch can get them.

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Explore Purina Farms: Fur Friday

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. 

 

 

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Storytelling in the Museum from the Missouri History Museum
Friday, July 10, 2020
Friday, July 17, 2020
Friday, July 24, 2020

Storytelling in the Museum is now offered virtually on Zoom from the Missouri History Museum! Tune in every Friday at 10:30 a.m. for engaging stories with themes like Believe Project Storytelling with Black Authors of Children's Literature, Make Music, Trip to the Zoom, I Scream for Ice Cream, Let's Dance and Hello Beach.

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Magic At Home with The Magic House

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.

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Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym
Friday, July 10, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Space is limited to 10 kids per session. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

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