Since you can't celebrate Mother's Day at the Missouri Botanical Garden, do the next best thing! Tune in to a special Mother's Day live stream from the Botanical Garden. You do the cooking, they'll provide the view!
Visit the World Bird Sanctuary for a fun drive-through safari experience from the safety of your car. Come see eagles, owls, hawks, falcons, and reptiles all from the luxury of your own vehicle. World Bird Sanctuary's dinner and drive through lets you experiene the birds without dealing with the summer heat.
Join the YMCA Camp Directors online for Virtual Camp: No Sock Day! You'll sing silly songs with new friends, learn fun sock facts, hear stories, do some arts & crafts, learn about health and wellness, and take part in a live BINGO event.
Help your family live green at this virtual festival. Join in on virtual workshops, children's activities, panel discussions, and exhibitor consultations that explore the links between sustainability, energy efficiency, conservation at home, and a healthy environment.
Laumeier Sculpture Park's Online Art Fair 2020 is an event to benefit the Park and its Art Fair artists in response to the cancellation of Laumeier's 33rd Annual Art Fair due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A selection of juried national and local artists will showcase original artworks, all available for purchase.
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.
Attention parents of preschoolers! Looking for some socially distanced, in-person learning and fun? Visit MADE for Kids, the satellite location of The Magic House for Toddler Tinker Time. Toddler Tinker Time is free for members of The Magic House and free for residents of the city of St. Louis, and $5 per person for others. Includes all-day admission to MADE for Kids.
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).
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.
Bring your picnics, lawn chairs and blankets for a free family movie. Arrive early and enjoy free ice cream, courtesy of the Maryland Heights Police Department and Fire District starting at 6:30 p.m. All attendees will need to observe 6 foot social distancing guidelines while attending the movie. Pre-registration is required.