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Zoo's "Stingrays at Caribbean Cove" Exhibit Returns April 18

Monday April 14, 2014

The Stingrays at Caribbean Cove exhibit at the St. Louis Zoo opens for the season on April 18, 2014, and the exhibit will once again include sharks. No dangerous predators here, though. We're talking about small, mild-mannered bonnethead and brown-banded bamboo sharks. They'll be swimming in a 17,000 gallon saltwater pool along with cownose rays, southern stingrays and horseshoe crabs. Visitors are welcome to put their hands in the water and touch the rays as they swim by.

Admission to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove is $4 for the general public. Children under two are free. Admission is also free for everyone the first hour the Zoo is open. Stingray feedings are $1.00 per cup. For more on the St. Louis Zoo, check out The Top Things to See and Do at the St. Louis Zoo.

(Photo courtesy of Living Exhibits)

See the Easter Lilies at the Jewel Box in Forest Park

Tuesday April 8, 2014

Easter is one of the best times of the year to visit the Jewel Box in Forest Park. You can enjoy the beauty of the Easter lilies and other spring flowers that fill the 7,500 square foot Art Deco greenhouse. The cost of admission is only $1 or it's free if you go on Mondays or Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Easter Lily Show
April 8-20, 2014
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

(Photo courtesy Medioimages/Photodisc, Getty Images)

Grant's Farm Opens This Weekend

Monday April 7, 2014

It's another sign of warmer weather in St. Louis. Grant's Farm is opening for the season on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The popular attraction will welcome visitors starting at 9 a.m. The 281 acre farm in South St. Louis County is home to hundreds of animals, including the famous Budweiser Clydesdales. Admission to Grant's Farm is free for everyone, but parking is $12 per car.

If you haven't been to Grant's Farm in a while, there are several new things this year to celebrate the farm's 60th anniversary. Visitors can participate in parakeet feedings and swan paddle boat rides. There are also special anniversary prizes and giveaways. For more information on Grant's Farm, read my Guide to Visiting Grant's Farm.

Easter Fun at Eckert's Orchards in Belleville

Wednesday April 2, 2014

This is a good weekend to take the whole family to Eckert's Orchards in Belleville for a little Easter fun. The Easter Bunny will be at the Country Restaurant to have breakfast with the kids. Then, stick around for the largest Easter egg hunt in Southwestern Illinois. There is also facepainting, a petting zoo with baby chicks and bunnies, and special Easter treats. No reservations are required, just show up and have fun!

Breakfast With the Bunny
April 5, 6, 12, 13, 18 & 19, 2014
8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Country Restaurant

Easter Egg-Citement
Easter Egg Hunts
April 5, 6, 12, 13, 18 & 19, 2014
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
$10 per child

(Photo courtesy Eckert's Orchards)

For more on Easter in St. Louis, see Top Easter Events in the St. Louis Area and Where to Go for Easter Brunch in St. Louis.

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