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ABC Literacy Lab: Virtual Program

During ABC Literacy Lab, presented by the St. Louis County Library, you can work with your child each week as they discover and learn to become ready readers. Sessions include stories, practice, and play to support early literacy development. 

 

 

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Win Tickets to Circus Flora: The Quest for the Innkeeper's Cask!

We’re excited to give away FOUR tickets to Circus Flora: The Quest for the Innkeeper's Cask to FOUR lucky STL Parent readers!

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Train Rides at the Wabash, Frisco & Pacific Railroad
Sunday, August 14, 2022

The Wabash, Frisco & Pacific Railroad invites you and your kiddos to come ride the train! The Wabash, Frisco & Pacific is a historic, 12-inch gauge live steam train in Glencoe, Missouri, that is open most Sundays for public train rides. Reservations are required.

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Discover Laumeier Sculpture Park

Visit Laumeier Sculpture Park for a free day celebrating art and nature. At Discover Laumeier, you'll have the opportunity to create art inspired by nature, explore connections between art and the natural environment and discover unique artworks by renowned artists. 

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Family Workshop: Painting in the Park

Immerse yourself in nature as part of your creative process and let Laumeier Sculpture Park spark your joy and inspire your painting. Each registrant will receive a 16 x 20 canvas and all materials necessary for painting in the outdoors.

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Firefly Festival at The Butterfly House

At the Firefly Festival, families will join staff for guided tours, discover the secrets of glow-in-the-dark animals, find out ways to help fireflies around your home, and learn to speak firefly with the firefly code game. You'll wrap up the night by joining The Butterfly House entomologists in the park to see real fireflies.  

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Petite Picasso Virtual Art Classes for Kids
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Tuesday, August 23, 2022

The Magic House now offers a virtual art experience for children – multi-sensory Virtual Petite Picasso classes. Classes are taught live from the Art Studio at The Magic House, and a different art activity is featured each week. 

 

 

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