Many St. Louis family attractions have re-opened 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 go out, follow public health guidelines: wear masks (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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Open House at YMCA Camp Lakewood

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.

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Hearts for Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum

Show your favorite work of art some love this Valentine's Day weekend at the Saint Louis Art Museum! Visit the Museum from February 14th through the 16th and pick up a free paper heart at one of the Museum Information Centers. Explore the Museum, find an artwork you adore, and leave your paper heart near the artwork. You can even write a short message on the paper heart describing what the artwork means to you. 

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Wilson School Open House

The Wilson School's January Open House is an opportunity for parents to see the school's spaces, talk with teachers, explore student exhibits, and learn what sets Wilson apart.

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An Evening with Raptors

You'll have an opportunity to “meet and greet” the birds and their hunting partners, and see some of the equipment used in the sport of falconry. Reservations are required.

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Mad Science time at Play Street Museum

Calling all budding scientists! Let's experiment, measure, and mix things up a bit with a morning full of exploration at Mad Science Time. Kids will get to be hands-on experimenting. All activities can be explored freely and playtime is included. 

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The Ready Readers Winter Story Fest

Join Ready Readers at the 2020 Winter Story Fest, where there will be a winter carnival with hands-on activities for kids and a live performance of The Tortoise and The Hare by Circus Kaput! This festival includes lots of activities celebrating literacy recommended for kids under age 10. 

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One Nation Celebration at the Winterfest Ice Rink

Celebrate the successful seasons of the St. Louis Blues and the St. Louis Cardinals with play and alumni appearances, autograph signings and much more at the Winterfest Ice Rink One Nation Celebration. The St. Louis BattleHawks, our new XFL team, and #MSL4THELOU join the Blues and Cardinals for a special recognition of our growing professional sports community. 

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Calling All Future Veterinarians

In this veterinary-themed program, students will assume the role of a veterinarian and learn how to perform a nose-to-tail exam, the importance of proper nutrition, perform a tick check, and identify animal body language.

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Family Bingo

Get your family out of the house this winter and play some family night themed bingo! Bring your own food and drinks. Light refreshments will be provided. Prizes will be awarded to bingo winners.

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Summer Expo 2020

Plan your child's summer at the biggest Summer Camp Expo in the St. Louis area, featuring 100+ local and regional summer camps offering day- and sleep-away camp experiences all across the St. Louis region. Bring your kids and learn about a wide variety of summer learning and summer fun opportunities for kids of all ages. The Summer Expo is presented by Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed, and is open to all families from any school district across the St. Louis metro area. Admission is free.

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Spidey Senses

Kids can learn about their friendly, neighborhood spiders and their amazing senses. Then they'll paint spider webs using their own sense of touch, just like spiders. Spidey Senses is a free workshops for kids ages 6 to 11 presented by The Butterfly House. Registration is required.

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MLK Day - Make it a Healthy New Year Camp

Kids can spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day learning ways to be healthy at Little Medical School. MLK Day - Make it a Healthy New Year Camp. Kids ages 4-11 will have fun learning about brain food, healthy eating, and making the most of a meal in the Little Nutrition School!

 

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Brrrentwood Ice Festival

Come support the Backstoppers at the first Brrrentwood Ice Festival! See live ice sculpting and enjoy open skating with your local first responders. You can also skate with the St. Louis Blues mascot Louie, and Anna and Elsa from Frozen! 

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Don't Let the Cold Slow Down Your Family's Fun! Here are 8 Ways to Play in St. Louis in January

The holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean your kiddos’ partying days are all wrapped up for the season! With a lineup of can’t-miss celebrations and carnivals packed into every weekend, you can keep the thrills going strong all January even when the gloom and doom of winter try to threaten your family’s fun.

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City Museum on Air
Monday, August 3, 2020
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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). 

 

 

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Zoom with Saint Louis Zoo Educators

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

 

 

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Explore Purina Farms: Animal Connections
Monday, August 3, 2020
Monday, August 10, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020

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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Magic At Home with The Magic House
Monday, August 3, 2020
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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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