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Tuesday, October 15th
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Bring your littles to Play Street Museum for its regular Tuesday storytime.  More »

Engage your young scientist in science-related learning at the Saint Louis Science Center's Preschool Science Series. Through interactive stories and hands-on exploration, children learn about science, as well as language, problem-solving and social skills. More »

Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark at Boo at the Zoo. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to this non-scary celebration designed just for kids. Though this is not a trick-or-treating experience, costumes are encouraged, and each child 12 and under will receive a treat bag when they leave. More »

The Butterfly House becomes The BOOterfly House in October to celebrate all things creepy and crawly. Kids can spy on spectacular spiders, enjoy story times from Miss Muffet and see Live Carnivorous Plant feedings with Professor Von Trap.   More »

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

Visit the Animal Protective Association (APA) of Missouri for a free story time for preschoolers and help foster their love of animals. More »

Bring your babies and toddlers to this free story time at the Missouri History Museum. More »

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

Toddlers and their caregivers are encouraged to experiment with toys and activities that develop motor skills, build language, and support socialization. More »

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

Visit Howl-O-Ween Fest for Some Dog-Gone Family Fun

Bring the whole family (your dog too!) to Purina Farms for some dog-gone fall fun featuring carnival games, live entertainment, a costume party, storytelling, and all the fun of the farm! The Purina Farms Howl-O-Ween Fest includes two weekends of family fun. Visit the live animal petting area, see circus and magic shows, canine performances, pony rides and more! Wear your best costumes for the costume pawty!

Howl-O-Ween Fest is happening October 18-20 and 25-27. Hours are Fridays from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. No reservations are necessary. Howl-O-Ween Fest is all inclusive with paid parking. Parking is $15 per car or $30 per bus. Learn more at or call 314-982-3232.


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Looking Ahead
Pup Play with the Endangered Wolf Center »
Wednesday, October 16th
Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 »
Friday, October 18th
Party in the Patch at Shaw Park »
Friday, October 18th
St. Peters Halloween Carnival »
Saturday, October 19th
Pumpkin Glow in Historic St. Charles »
Friday, October 25th
Frights and Heights at the Gateway Arch »
Saturday, October 26th
Opera on the Go Sensory Friendly Performance »
Saturday, November 2nd

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