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West African Drumming

Enjoy a presentation of West African drumming of the Malinke ethnic group from SpecDrum. You'll learn about the fhythms and what they are used for in African culture, and be ready to try out the drums! This Black History Month event is for all ages.

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Sensory Story Time
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Sensory Story Time is geared to families with children ages 3-9 who are on the autism spectrum or who have multi-sensory needs. Children of all abilities are welcome.

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SciFest: Engineering Expo
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019

SciFest: Engineering Expo showcases the creative problem-solving process that engineering is all about. Meet real engineers who build, invent, and impact the world around us. Find inspiration for applying your creative abilities. 

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Monster Machines Day & Bicycle Skills Course
Saturday, May 4, 2019

It's Monster Machines Day at Des Peres Park! See a police car, bulldozer, fire truck and much more up close during this hands-on, free event. Kids can climb in and look around and let their imagination take them on a ride. Kids can also visit the bicycle obstacle course and go for a ride to test their skills. Kids are encouraged to bring their own bikes.

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Kids Art Night Out
Friday, March 1, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019

Kids Art Night Out at Yucandu Art Studio features a new creative project each month, ranging from mosaics, to collage, print-making, glitter, clay and more.

 

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Dyslexia Resource Fair
Sunday, March 3, 2019

Join Decoding Dyslexia-Missouri to learn more about resources for children with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities in the St. Louis area. Vendors at this free resource fair include schools, tutoring centers, reading specialists, speech and language pathologists and assessment centers. 

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The Hundred Dresses
Friday, February 22, 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Hundred Dresses tells the story of Wanda Petronski, the new girl in Room 13, who is a Polish immigrant who lives in a shabby house and doesn't have any friends. Every day she wears the same faded blue dress, but tells her new classmates that she has a hundred dresses at home. Her classmates tease Wanda about her hundred dresses until one day she disappears from school. As guilt overtakes the children, they decide to find out what happened to Wanda and to make amends. But is it too late? Bullying, friendship, and forgiveness as at the center of this play adapted from the beloved Newberry Honor Book by Eleanor Estes. 

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Special Preschool Hours at The Magic House

The Magic House offers special morning hours for families with young children Tuesday through Friday during the school year. Select exhibits open at 10:30 a.m. before the entire museum opens at noon. Preschool Hours feature exhibits that are geared toward children ages 2-8, but anyone is welcome to visit.

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Mardi Gras Craft Party
Friday, February 22, 2019

Kids can make their own festive Mardi Gras mask using feathers, glitter, paint and gemstones, then feast on a King cupcake with their friends at this Mardi Gras Craft Party at Yucandu Art Studio. 

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Kids Open Play at Ultimate Ninjas
Friday, February 22, 2019

Kids and teens ages 6-15 can practice and explore a variety of obstacles, fine tune their skills on a single obstacle, or practice running the customizable courses at Ultimate Ninjas Open Play. Registration is recommended. 

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