Kids can once again go to town learning about safety because Kirkwood Safety Town has returned to the Magic House. Co-created by The Magic House and the City of Kirkwood, this interactive exhibit is designed to educate the region's youngest residents about safety. Kirkwood Safety Town features a child-sized neighborhood including a fire station, police station, electric company, farmers market, park, house, and even a train station!
Kids can hop on trikes to travel through the city, learning important traffic, electric and water safety skills along the way. From navigating a railroad crossing to practicing a fire drill, Safety Town also features a bike helmet-fitting station and scheduled visits from community helpers, including firefighters and police officers.
Special visits from Safety Town partners, including St. Louis Children's Hospital, Kirkwood Fire Department and the Kirkwood Police Department are set for:
Safety Town will be open at The Magic House through September 23 and is free with admission. For more information, visit magichouse.org
Visit the World Bird Sanctuary for a fun drive-through safari experience from the safety of your car. Naturalists will offer facts and answer questions as they display reptiles and birds of prey, including eagles, owls, falcons, kestrels, hawks, parrots and more. There will also be distance selfie stations!
Visit the Boulevard in Richmond Heights for a combination Farmers Market with Tower Grove Farmers Market. Masks and social distancing are required to attend. #SupportLocal farmers and entrpreneurs selling essential items during this weekly event.
The Magic House is bringing innovative, hands-on learning to you at home with its #MagicAtHome series of interactive, instructional online presentations. The Magic At Home series of activities includes lots of fun projects that you can make at home with common materials. The easy-to-follow directions mean your kids can make paper sculpture, do shaving cream marble painting, create make-your-own flowers, go "fishin," make TP roll animals, make salad spin art and more.
The Science Louis Science Center is continuing to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning through its online Science @ Home series! Visit the Science Center's web site or social media channels for DIY science experiments that can be done at home, Amazing Science Demonstrations from the Science Center's Energy Stage team, connections to local scientists, astronomy updates from the McDonnell Planetarium, live chats and more. Content is designed for all ages.