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.
Santa's Reindeer have been busy hiding candy canes in Kirkwood Park. Some have prizes attached to them. Kids can come early to decorate a hunting bag. The hunt starts at 10 a.m., and after the hunt, kids can take pictures with Santa and enjoy some hot chocolate.
Frozen 2 is already on your must-see list. Make your outing even more special by heading to participating Marcus Theatres for a free family party! Enjoy a variety of free activities, snacks and crafts including make-your-own Olaf treat bags and paper snowflakes.
In-person story times are on hold, but children can still enjoy virtual story times from the expert storytellers at the St. Louis County Library!
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).
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
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.
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.