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COCA Ignites Creativity and Sparks Fun for Kids of All Ages, All Summer Long

Stroll along the Walk of Fame in the Delmar Loop, and you’ll spot the playwrights, actors, and artists who got their start in St. Louis, from Tennessee Williams and Katherine Dunham, to Tina Turner and John Goodman. Just a few steps away and around the corner, a new generation of Gateway City superstars will discover their love for the visual and performing arts this summer.

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Mad Science Time at Play Street Museum
Sunday, February 25, 2024

Calling all budding scientists! Let's experiment, measure, and mix things up a bit with a morning full of exploration at Mad Science Time. Kids will get to be hands-on experimenting. All activities can be explored freely and playtime is included. 

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Cuentos En El Museo - Storytelling at the Museum in Spanish
Friday, February 23, 2024

Hear stories in Spanish read by native Spanish-speaking storytellers at the Missouri History Museum's Cuentos En El Museo - Storytelling in the Museum in Spanish. In these free storytelling sessions, the museum's youngest visitors explore traditional and contemporary storybooks and do hands-on crafts. 

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Wee Weekend at the Saint Louis Art Museum
Friday, March 15, 2024
Saturday, March 16, 2024

Preschoolers can learn, play, explore and grow at the Saint Louis Art Museum's Wee Weekend program for its youngest visitors. Join in on the adventure as your little one discovers new ways of interacting with art and each other. 

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Family Sunday at the Saint Louis Art Museum
Sunday, March 17, 2024

Families are invited to the Saint Louis Art Museum on Sunday afternoon to participate in free hands-on art activities with fun themes and to explore the galleries. Each Family Sunday focuses on a different family-friendly theme. 

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St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 16, 2024

The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown St. Louis is comprised of more than 120 units, including marching bands, floats, huge cartoon character balloons, more than 5,000 marchers and lots of clowns.

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SLSO Family Concert: Dance Party
Sunday, March 24, 2024

What happens when the latest dance craze meets the orchestra? A giant dance party with your SLSO! Wear your dancing shoes—you won’t be able to keep still as you experience some of the greatest orchestral music of all time. Dancers from Ballet 314 will take you on an exploration of different dance genres, choreographed to classical favorites like Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite, Aaron Copland’s Variations on a Shaker Melody (Simple Gifts), Georges Bizet’s “Habanera” from Carmen and more!

 

 

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Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit Returns to The Magic House

Buddy is back at The Magic House! Beginning January 27, families can once again make tracks to The Magic House to experience Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit. Based on the popular PBS Kids TV series, this limited-engagement exhibit, created by The Magic House in collaboration with the Jim Henson Company, takes kids on a time-traveling adventure back to the time of dinosaurs.

 

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Water Waddlers Indoor Drop-In Swim

Stop in and have some fun in the indoor pool at the Lodge of Des Peres with your little one at this drop-in swim time for kids up to age 6. No pre-registration is needed; Water Waddlers is open to residents and non-residents of Des Peres.

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Family Bingo Night
Friday, February 23, 2024
Friday, March 22, 2024

Get your family together and play some themed bingo! Bring your own food and drinks. Light refreshments will be provided. Prizes will be awarded to bingo winners.

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Music & Movement

Explore songs, finger plays, music and more during this Music & Movement class for ages 2-6. Some sessions are held in person at various branches of the St. Louis County Library. Some sessions are virtual. 

 

 

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