Dive into the world of Renaussance Master Leonardo da Vinci and discover his passion for science and nature. Featuring more than 60 life-size replicas of da Vinci's inventions and 20 replicas of his art, you will explore da Vinci's discoveries in engineering, fight, hydraulics, light, music and more.
The Loop Ice Carnival is two-day festival full of icy fun for all ages. Held on Delmar Blvd. in University City, the carnival features live ice carving demonstrations, ice slides and ice games for kids, winter-themed characters, fire performers, stilt walkers, photo opportunities, frozen turkey bowling, and lots more.
Bring your family to the Missouri History Museum to celebrate and reflect on the life and legacy of Dt. Martin Luther King Jr. Discuss how to make a difference in your community, get active with yoga and movement workshops, create peace-inspired art, meet local and nationally renowned authors, and explore stories of the civil rights movement and the work of Dr. King.
Ring in 2020 with the whole family at the Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden. This celebration is from 6 to 8 p.m., so it's perfect for all ages. Kids can make an eco-friendly party hat with Perennial, or write down their wish for the new year on seed paper and watch their dreams grow throughout the year.
U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo is back for another beautifully lit season. Your family can stroll through the Zoo grounds surrounded by a million lights! Visitors will see animated light displays, enjoy fireside stories, campfire s'mores, fun photo opportunities, the Conservation Carousel, the 4-D Theater featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and lots more in this enchanting holiday wonderland. Parking is free.
Come see the sea during opening day of the St. Louis Aquarium. The 120,000 square-foot aquarium is open to the public for the first time on Christmas Day.
Young artists and their families are invited to complete a fun art project and preview the latest artwork in the gallery.
The Pet-acular Holiday Bazaar is a family-friendly event especially for dogs and kids! This St. Louis-favorite returns to the state-of-the-art Purina Event Center the weekend of Dec. 14-15 and offers fun for all ages, including a Kids Activity Area and photos with Santa. Admission and parking are free, and no reservations are necessary.
Celebrate the season at the Saint Louis Art Museum with free performances and art activities inspired by traditions from around the world. Winter Celebrations includes music and dance performances from community organizations representing diverse global cultures, art activities for your little ones and much more during this two-day festival.
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.
Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers. There will be a warming tent that will include children's art activities and a St. Louis Audubon display. Families can also take photos next to the full-size eagle's nest, and watch a live eagle educational program.
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.
Parents call it a break from the kids, and kids call it a break from parents, so its a win-win for all! During Parents' Survival Night you can spend some adult time seeing a movie or catching up with friends, while your kids get quality "kid time" in a safe, familiar, and fun place with trained instructors who lead them through music, games and fun LEGO, DUPLO and LEGO Junior building activities.
Featuring real puppets created by the Henson Creature Shop, Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin! takes children on an underwater adventure to learn about the ocean and what they can do to help protect it.