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See the amazing sea lions at the Saint Louis Zoo perform for the crowd and cheer them on from the bleachers as the popular Sea Lion Spring Weekend Shows return. More »

Flowers are popping and trees are blooming so it's time for Spring Art and Craft Jam at Artscope!  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 »

This free Easter Egg Hunt includes face painting, bounce houses and lots of eggs to hunt. It's sponsored by the St. Charles County Fire & Rescue and the Professional Firefighters of Central County Fire and Rescue.  More »

Kids of all ages can hunt for more than 6,000 eggs, have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny, enjoy bounce houses, balloon artists and face painting at this free egg hunt. More »

This fantastic egg hunt is one of the largest in St. Louis and benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Gateway Chapter. More than 80,000 eggs will be hidden in Queeny Park. Family passes are $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the hunt.  More »

Kids ages 2-10 are invited to bring a basket and hunt eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny at Whitecliff Park in Crestwood. Pre-registration is required.  More »

Children up to third grade can gather eggs filled with candy and prize coupons. Children in fourth through eighth grades will search an extended area to find four golden eggs each with a $25 prize. More »

SciFest: Animal Kingdom Expo is an all-day event all about animals! Visitors will learn about animal science and care both at home and in the wild. Visit with animals and a variety of animal care and conservation experts. Find out more about animal-related career and volunteer opportunities you can pursue right her in the St. Louis area.  More »

Bring the whole family to Purina Farms for its annual, and very popular, Springtime Village! Celebrate the arrival of Spring with all the fun of the farm, including animal demonstrations, Incredible Dog Shows, inflatable bouncers, photos with Peter Rabbit, pony rides and lots more! New this year: reservations are not needed. More »

The African savannah comes to life with Simba and Mala, Pumbaa and Timon, and more unforgettable characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring coming-of-age story. The performance is free.  More »

Learn the basics of wheel throwing as a team! Work beside a family member to each create one wheel-thrown pottery piece following an instructor demonstration. More »

At Great Green Adventures: The Mighty Oak, kids will celebrate Arbor Day by getting to know some of the Missouri Botanical Garden's might oak trees.  More »

Enjoy food, bounce houses, crafts, face painting, egg dashes and other fun activities at this free Easter Eggstravaganza. More »

Hop on over to Des Peres Park for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, where your kids can meet the Easter Bunny and have their picture taken with him. The event is free and geared to kids ages 3 to 6. More »

Hop into spring by bringing your family for a fun breakfast with the Bunny and other costumed characters at the Saint Louis Zoo. Reservations are required.  More »

Hop on down the bunny trail and fill your basket with fun! Eckert’s Annual Egg Hunt includes baby chicks & bunnies, face painting, the Easter Bunny, seed planting and yummy Easter treats.   More »

Did you know the Easter Bunny’s favorite meal is scrambled Easter eggs with a side of fresh fruit? Join the Bunny for breakfast at Eckert’s Country Restaurant from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. 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 »

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

Young artists and their families are invited to complete a fun art project and preview the latest artwork in the gallery. More »

Have a BLAST at Summer Space Adventures!

Aspiring astronauts, scientists and engineers ages 8-18 will have a BLAST at the award-winning Challenger Learning Center this summer! They'll explore space, science, art and technology through simulated space missions and other out-of-this world activities. Space adventurers can travel to the Moon or Mars, explore comets, or train in an underwater environment in SCUBA gear. Future engineers can design, build and inhabit a life-size lunar colony! Specialty camps include: Rocket Lab, Sports in Space, Aquatic Robotics, Advanced Aquatic Robotics, Innovators Workshop and a new camp just for girls: Girls Save the World!  LEARN MORE 

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Win a Week of Mad Science Summer Camp!

What's better than a week of Mad Science Summer Camp? A free week! We're partnering with Mad Science of St. Louis to give away a week of summer camp to one lucky winner. 

Time to Celebrate Spring in St. Louis! See Our Top Picks for Family Fun in April

With egg-themed events held throughout St. Louis, weekends in April are as packed with fun as your kids’ Easter baskets. But the excitement isn’t all focused on the bunny—this month features kid-friendly theatre productions, Earth Day celebrations and STEM-related activities that will open up a world of fun for your little ones.

Purina Farms Springtime Village: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

During its annual Springtime Village from April 10-14 and 17-20, Purina Farms is celebrating the return of spring with live entertainment, baby animals, photos with Peter Rabbit, Incredible Dog Shows, costumed characters, food trucks, magic shows, and lots more. Here's everything you need to know to make the most of your family's day at the farm. 

Kids Can Craft a Summer Adventure at Crayola Imagine Arts Academy Camps

A crayon or colored pencil isn’t just a tool for a child to draw. It’s the ignition switch to their imagination—where with every scribble and line they can picture themselves as anyone they want to be, in any world they can dream up. This summer, kids can turn that love of art into a real-life adventure to remember at Crayola® World of Design and Artist’s Passport Camps from Imagine Arts Academy of St. Louis.

Starting This Summer, The Magic House @ MADE Will Give Young Innovators a Place to Create

To keep the spirit of entrepreneurship and the beauty of art flowing through St. Louis for years to come, it’s important to inspire even the youngest of minds. By giving them the space, the tools and the freedom to create, kids are energized to turn the ideas in their heads into something incredible they can hold in their hands.

Looking Ahead
The Annual Egg Roll at The Magic House »
Monday, April 22nd
Chinese Culture Days at the Missouri Botanical Garden »
Saturday, April 27th
Family Workshop: Earth Day Art Making with Perennial »
Sunday, April 28th
Open House at YMCA Camp Lakewood »
Sunday, April 28th
Dinosaur Slime »
Sunday, May 5th
Art Fair at Laumeier Sculpture Park »
Friday, May 10th
Gateway to the Stars for National Kids to Parks Day »
Saturday, May 18th

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