Many St. Louis family attractions have re-opened with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Many are hosting virtual and socially distanced events, which you'll find 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.

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Coming Soon: Why the Forest Park Playscape, Opening This Year, Will Be Much More Than a Playground

Since breaking ground on the child-inspired Nature Playscape in Forest Park last summer, Forest Park Forever, the City of St. Louis and their team of partners have been pushing forward on this much-anticipated project at full speed, constructing eight activity areas where your kids will soon splash, climb, build, and learn. Already halfway completed, this one-of-a-kind play area in the heart of the park is destined to grow children’s interest in the natural world around them.

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Slime Day at The Magic House

Slimers of all ages are invited to The Magic House for a day of hands-on slime experiences at the The Magic House STEAM Center (Kirkwood) or at The Magic House, MADE for Kids (5127 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, 63108). Kids will learn creative slime recipes and create the fluffiest, gooiest or stringiest slime masterpiece to take home for continued slime fun!

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Goldfish Swim School Open House

Families are invited to enjoy the brand new Goldfish Swim School, a learn-to-swim facility offering swim lessons for kids ages 4 months through 12 years old. All are invited to participate in Open Family Swim (RSVP required), crafts, a balloon artist, face painting, games and lots more at this free Open House.

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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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Virtual Home School Days with the Missouri History Museum - Open to all Virtual Learners
Monday, September 21, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
Monday, November 23, 2020

Virtual Home School Days presented by the Missouri History Museum allow virtual learners across the St. Louis region the ability to tune in to lessons appropriate for individual leaners, those in a learning pods, and traditional home schoolers. Home School Days are held monthly, with new themes each month, and are free. 

 

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City Museum on Air

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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Explore Purina Farms: Animal Connections

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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