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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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Family Sunday at the Saint Louis Art Museum
Sunday, February 24, 2019

Families are invited to the Saint Louis Art Museum every Sunday afternoon for free hands-on art activities with fun themes, special performances, engaging demonstrations and a lively, 30-minute family tour through the galleries. 

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Pint Size Valentine Party

The littlest Valentine's Day fans will have fun at this Pint Size Valentine's Party designed just for them! Kids ages 2-5 will enjoy making crafts, having snacks and playing in the gym. 

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Free LEGO Workshop with Play-Well Teknologies

Kids can let their imaginations run wild with tens of thousands of LEGOS at this free LEGO Building Workshop. Kids ages 6-11 will design and build as never before, and explore their craziest ideas in a supportive environment. Participants will get to build an engineer-designed project from the LEGO 2018-2019 curriculum.

 

 

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Family Fun in St. Louis: Eight Ways to Play This February

One of the best ways to celebrate Valentine’s month is to spend some time on the town with your little lovebugs. From a journey to the Far East to a nighttime trek through St. Louis’ outdoor art museum, the city we love has never been sweeter to families looking for winter adventures.

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Sleep-Away Camp: Then and Now

Last summer, I was introduced to the wonders of modern-day sleep-away camp when my daughter spent a week at one for the first time. And let me tell you – these kids have it good. Real good. I went to sleep-away camp too, when I was a kid, and let's just say things have changed. Here are just a few of the differences between then and now.

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Cosmic Climb at Upper Limits Rock Gym
Friday, March 15, 2019
Friday, April 19, 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019

Put on your black light reflective gear and head to Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym for Cosmic Climb! This out-of-this-world climb is held on the third Friday of each month. 

 

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Public Missions at the Challenger Learning Center
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019

You and your kids can learn about space, science, the solar system and lots more in a fun, hands-on way during Public Missions at the Challenger Learning Center. Simulated Space missions are geared for families with kids ages 6 and up, and some for families with kids ages 11 and up.

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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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