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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.  More »

Come support the Backstoppers at the first Brrrentwood Ice Festival! See live ice sculpting and enjoy open skating with your local first responders. You can also skate with the St. Louis Blues mascot Louie, and Anna and Elsa from Frozen!  More »

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.  More »

Parents are invited for coffee and conversation and to and learn about The College School at this free Friday Coffee and tour.   More »

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.  More »

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. More »

Learn all about the world of dinosaurs including what they ate, newly discovered dinosaurs and more. More »

Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym.  More »

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. More »

Preschoolers will hear stories and make a craft at this free program at the Missouri History Museum.  More »

Hands-On Science Fun at Mad Science Make It Camp!

Kids should roll up their sleeves, put on their makers caps and get ready to create! Make It Camp from Mad Science offers extreme, hand-on science fun. Campers will build their own geodesic dome large enough for the entire camp to sit in. Who can build the strongest bridge? Can your bridge withstand the shake, rattle and roll challenge? Campers will also explore the world of birds and beasts with birdhouse building, a super bug investigation, owl pellet dissection, fun in the chemistry lab and lots more. Campers even experiment with photography and make their own chromatography-dyed t-shirt. Make It Camp is a week packed with non-stop science fun! LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP


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

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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.

Accumulating Children: A Beginner's Guide

The key to successfully going from one, to two, to three kids is really just learning how to determine whose immediate need is more life-threatening. Plus, you stop judging parents who put their kids on leashes.

What Happens When You Actually Get a Full Night's Sleep

We all know that, as parents, a full session of serious shuteye is rarely possible. If you have little ones, you probably forgot what it feels like to be fully rested. But when it happens, it can freshen your body, senses, and mind. So as a reminder, here are some wonderful changes that occur when you actually get the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep.

Looking Ahead
Firehouse Movie Night »
Saturday, February 23rd
The Ready Readers Winter Story Fest »
Sunday, February 24th
Fit Kid: Free Kid: Power Play with the St. Louis Blues »
Friday, March 1st
Dyslexia Resource Fair »
Sunday, March 3rd
Beetles Rock! »
Tuesday, March 5th
COCA Presents: Emily Brown & The Thing »
Saturday, March 9th
Wee Weekend at the Saint Louis Art Museum »
Saturday, March 9th

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