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.
Visit one of the most dazzling holiday light displays in the Midwest on these special Family Nights when children's tickets are just $3.
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.
Kids can spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Zoo observing and learning all about animals. Participants will also enjoy animal-related games, crafts and hands-on activities. Advance registration is required.
It's the season to make gingerbread houses, and at this Merry and Bright Gingerbread Party, kiddos will have a blast decorating gingerbread houses* and gingerbread men with icing, candy, marshmallows and sprinkles.
Polar bears and penguins don't mix, but your kiddos' batch of polar slime will at this fun winter sensory experience at Play Street Museum. Kids will learn about the arctic, make slime, and then enjoy playtime in the museum.
People of all abilities can enjoy the popular U.S Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo during Sensory Night, which offers quiet areas and trained Zoo staff to assist children and families who may benefit from a sensory-friendly experience.
Celebrate New Year's Eve with your family at The Lodge indoor pool. Guests will enjoy traditional New Year's Eve festivities including a countdown to noon with the dropping of hundreds of beach balls and a 2020-themed photo booth! Space is limited and registration is required.
Each age group will have their own areas for the hunt. Hot cocoa will be provided, and special holiday guests will be on hand to help candy cane hunters. The hunt ends when all the candy canes are found.
Sprinkle in a fun playtime for your toddler or preschooler at Sweetplay Happy Hour. This creative and tasty play experience includes cookie decorating and sensory play and is designed for children 5 and under.
Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House, MADE for Kids for special experiences designed especially for preschoolers and their parents and caregivers. Toddler Tinker Time is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am. to noon at The Magic House, MADE for kids. It's free with admission.
Children up to six years old are invited to join in a play group at The Waldorf School of St. Louis. Little ones, along with the favorite grown up, will enjoy baking, circle time and free play. Parents can get to know other parents of young children.