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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Getting Through The Kids' Shows

Like any mom, I’ve joined my children on the floor to catch up on their favorite kids’ shows.

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A Missouri Adventure: Children’s Garden Reopens at Botanical Garden April 1


A Missouri Adventure: The Doris L. Schnuck Children’s Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden kicks off its fifth season with a number of opening-week festivities April 1 through 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The spring festivities, presented by Macy’s, include live music, storytelling, face painting, crafts and educational activities in the Nature Explore Classroom. Kids will have the opportunity to learn about plants we eat and the power of pollination, and they can make a seed packet to take home.

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Fabulous in Five

When reality star Kendra Wilkinson showed off her newborn son in magazines last December, I thought, cute baby, but OMG, check out her nails! They were perfectly manicured! And dark! I can’t remember the last time I wore dark red polish.

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Get Back to Nature at Powder Valley

Now that warmer temperatures have arrived, it’s a great time to get the family outside and break the cabin fever that’s been lingering all winter. What better way to get “back to nature” than a hike in the woods.

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New Children's Hospital iPhone App Is Reassuring

It's pretty much common sense that if your kid gets a sliver, you take it out. But what if it's a really big, really deep one that you can't remove?  In her foot, so it hurts when she walks? And it's 5 p.m. so you'd have to go to the emergency room for medical care? The new St. Louis Children's Hospital iPhone app, called Kid Care, can help.

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Get Cookin’: Schnucks Hosts Special Cooking Class for Kids


Want to start your kids learning the basics of cooking or inspire budding chefs? The Schnucks Cooks Cooking School, located on the mezzanine level of the flagship Des Peres store, is presenting a special cooking class this Saturday from for kids ages 5-8 called “The Rookie Chef: Kids in the Kitchen.”

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The Surprise Inside

When we were younger, my brother and I would battle over the surprise in the cereal box. If it took an eye gouge to win the temporary tattoo out of the corn flakes, so be it. This wasn’t breakfast. This was Fight Club.

Thanks to Cheerios®, kids won’t have to fight over the surprise in each box. In fact, they can share it – and learn from it.

Beginning in late March, specially marked boxes of Cheerios will feature a free book, “1 Zany Zoo,” written by Lori Degman, a special education teacher from Vernon Hills, Ill., and winner of Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories® New Author Contest. The book will be packaged in 2.2 million Cheerios boxes before its Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers hardback launch this summer.

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All Aboard! Model Train Exhibit at The Magic House

Kids love trains and Kirkwood is a community that is developed around train tracks. So it makes sense that Kirkwood’s Magic House children’s museum is hosting a special model train exhibit beginning March 12.

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Spend the Night Amongst the Dinosaurs


Are your kids crazy for dinosaurs? Don’t miss a special opportunity to sleep amid these prehistoric beasts at The Saint Louis Science Center’s “Dreaming with Dinos” sleepover on Friday, March 19. This indoor “camping trip” is an overnight adventure that will teach your kids about learn about paleontology and allow them to spend the night inside the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibition at the Science Center with more than 20 life-sized dinosaur replicas watching over them.

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So, Where'd You Go To High School?

Education in St. Louis is a hot topic. We are, after all, the city of “Where did you go to high school?” a question so loaded with implications of judgment and box fitting it would make Cojo blush. Because, in St. Louis, where you went to school and where you send your kids to school means something. We all love to run through our "peek into your neighbor’s medicine cabinet" filter. It indicates income, status, religion and political views, just to name a few. It is such a hot topic I can clearly imagine the girls from The View tossing it around:  Elisabeth vehemently (OK, preachily) defending her choice to send her children to a private, elite school. Joy chipping in about her children’s progressive, newer-age (crunchy) school, and Sherri singing the praises of some uber-religious institution. And Whoopi, well, she would definitely support the public school choice, accredited or not. That’s just how she rolls.

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Win Tickets to Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!

The hit Nick Jr. show Yo Gabba Gabba! brings its live stage show to the Fabulous Fox for a special one day only engagement on Sunday, March 21, with two shows at 2 and 5 p.m.

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Celebrate with All Your Favorite Disney Characters on Ice


Disney on Ice returns to the Scottrade Center in March with a new show called “Let’s Celebrate!”  This colossal party on ice features everyone’s favorite Disney friends in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe.

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In Case of Emergency

Today’s apps can do almost anything. Want to sound like rapper Lil’ Jon? Sure! Determined to impress your friends at dinner? Watch me flick my virtual Zippo® lighter!

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Last Chance for a Skate at Steinberg

Looks to be sunny and in the 40s this weekend – outstanding weather for late-February in St. Louis. It's also outstanding weather for the last weekend of the outdoor ice skating season at Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park.

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Autumn Outdoor Fest
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Visit downtown Kirkwood for the Autumn Outdoor Fest on September 19. There will be live music, and many businesses will feature specials and sidewalk sales. 

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Applefest at Eckert Farms

Wagon rides, live entertainment, great festival foods, a petting zoo and much more make this an apple pickin' good time for the whole family. There will be pony rides, a children's carnival, opportunities to feed goats and other farm animals, caramel apples, funnel cakes and more. 

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Slime Time at Play Street Museum
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Attention little mad scientists! It's Slime Time at Play Street Museum! In addition to two hours of awesome playtme, you'll get to create your own batch of slippery, gooey slime! 

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