What Are You Doing This Weekend? pt 12

Here is the part of our little website, where I tell you all the things I know about...happening for cheap (or even better, free!) in our area, that I think your family will enjoy!

Don't forget to click on our link to the right, on my KIDS EAT FREE button, to get a full listing of all the restaurants in our area who participate in letting your kiddos eat for free (or so cheap it seems free ;)

Here we go!...


Fly Me To The Moon Opens TODAY!
Join the Saint Louis Science Center Kids Club Opening Weekend and Get a Free Ticket (to see the show this weekend, March 6-8)!
I blogged here about the KIDS CLUB *but* it has since changed, in that it is NO LONGER FREE. But when you read all that's included (especially considering a free ticket to FLY ME TO THE MOON), it's probably worth it... including an exclusive backpack, a free ticket to a St. Louis Cardinals game, free kids' meals at area restaurants, discounts on other Science Center attractions, one free ticket to Six Flags, and many more benefits. Especially for a die-hard Science Center fan!
Fly Me To The Moon is a whimsical twist on the story of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Three tween-aged flies go along on this incredible space adventure, and introduce a new generation to space exploration and to the historic moment when the world was united for this awe-inspiring achievement.
Click here for more information about the Kids Club.


The Missouri History Museum presents "Storytelling in the Galleries." Each week has a different theme and includes crafts or other activities for kids. Ages 2-6. 10:30-11:30 am. Missouri History Museum. http://www.mohistory.org

Rocky Road Story Time. 10 am.314-429-5116. St. Louis County Library, Rock Road Branch. http://www.slcl.org/branches/rr/

New Friday Family Fun Nights at the Saint Louis Science Center.The Saint Louis Science Center has created a unique Friday evening entertainment for the whole family: The First Friday series. The Science Center's galleries, OMIMAX Theater and James S. McDonnell Planetarium will be open offering Science Center favorites and a few new surprises every week. On March 6, the Science Center will welcome Stephanie Kuster, a palentologist from Washingon University, who will answer kids' dino-related questions when they visit the A T. rex Named Sue exhibit (NOT FREE); the Discovery Room (also NOT FREE), the popular area for ages 3-7, will be open late, and presentations are planned on the Center Stage. New activities will be offered every week. For more information visit www.slsc.org.

Public Astronomy Night. Come spend the evening viewing the cosmos with your family! Please take note that the dome is neither heated nor cooled, so pay attention to the weather and dress in a manner that is appropriate. If it is raining or cloudy, a planetrium program will be presented instead. Free. Pattonville Heights Middle School, 195 Fee Fee Rd., Maryland Heights. http://nightsky.psdr3.org


Home Depot Kids' Workshop. Make a super cool HD Raceway. This is one of our family's favorite things to do on a Saturday. 9 am - noon (but go early, to be sure they don't run out, as this is a non-reservation unlike Lowe's!). Click for more info.

Get Ready for the Purple Martin at Powder Valley.
This is the week the Purple Martins arrive back in St. Louis, and kids ages 7-12 will learn about these great travelers, make a gourd martin house and do some martin crafts. 10 a.m. to noon. Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Road, Kirkwood. Reservations and more information: 314-301-1500 or here.

Admission to the Missouri Botanical Garden is FREE every Wednesday and Saturday morning. From 9am - Noon, St. Louis City and St. Louis County residents (bring proof of residency) can get into the garden for free all year. Free admission may not be available during special events. http://www.mobot.org

Kids ArtStart is a series of free family events focused on the arts. Held on the first Saturday morning of each month from October through April, these events provide young children with an introduction to the arts and give families an opportunity to share the experience. Kids ArtStart events are interactive, entertaining and fun for all ages! 10 am. http://www.repstl.org/artstart/

The Missouri History Museum presents "Storytelling in the Galleries." Each week has a different theme and includes crafts or other activities for kids. Ages 2-6. 1-2 pm. Missouri History Museum. http://www.mohistory.org

Baby Kid Expo. 9 am - 4 pm. Adults, $2 & kids, free (there will probably a lot of giveaways & swag, there usually are at expos!).
St. Charles Convention Center http://www.babykidexpo.com


Spring forward at the ZOO! Fun activity stations, test your amphibian aptitude, leap like frogs and toads, make a froggy face mask, cool prizes and more. 12 pm -3 pm. Free (of course!). http://www.stlzoo.org

Art Museum Family Sunday. Hands-on art activities and a family tour through the galleries. 1-4 pm. http://www.slam.org

Pere Marquette Bald Eagle Days. 8:30 am. Scott Isringhausen, site interpreter at Pere Marquette State Park, hosts an informtive program all about bald eagles. Visitors can learn to distinguish between immature and mature bald eagles, what eagles eat and why they spend winter months in the area and then take an observational drive to view live wintering bald eagles. Participants must register in advance. http://www.greatriverroad.com/Pere/eventsPere.htm.

No comments: