Kids ages 3-6 can explore insect defenses in fun, hands-on activities and make their very own bug model to take home. Bug Buddies is free and is presented by Mad Science of St. Louis.
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.
Science Tots is designed for children ages 18 to 36 months. The class provides opportunities to support brain development and learning. Toddlers and their grown-ups will explore STEM topics through songs, stories, hands-on exploration and play.
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.
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.
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.
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.