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Things to Do With Kids in St. Louis

Whether you're a parent, grandparent or babysitter, finding new and educational activities to do with kids can be a challenge. About.com is your resource for fun stuff to do with children in St. Louis. We'll cover everything from top attractions to special events designed just for families. It doesn't matter if your child is learning to walk or learning to drive, we've got you covered.

Bug Hunt for Kids at the Butterfly House
Get up-close with creepy crawlies at the annual Bug Hunt at the Butterfly House in Faust Park in St. Louis County.

Top 10 Attractions at the St. Louis Zoo
The St. Louis Zoo is one of the country's best. Actually, both Parenting Magazine and Zagat's call it the top zoo in the nation. Not only does the St. Louis Zoo excel at getting visitors face-to-face with animals, it's also respected for creating exhibits that resemble each animal's natural habitat. Surprisingly, it does all this without...

Sea Lion Sound at the St. Louis Zoo
Sea Lion Sound is the newest major attraction at the St. Louis Zoo. The exhibit features an underwater tunnel and sea lion shows. Here's information on what you'll see when you visit Sea Lion Sound.

Family Sundays at the St. Louis Art Museum
Each Sunday afternoon, the St. Louis Art Museum hosts free family-friendly events for everyone. Family Sundays include crafts, storytelling, live performances and a tour of the museum's galleries.

The Magic House Ranked Nation's Best Children's Attraction
The Magic House in St. Louis is one of the best children's museums in the country. Learn more about the museum's unique exhibits, special events and hours of admission to plan a trip to the museum today.

15 Free Attractions in St. Louis
Many of St. Louis' most popular family attractions are free. Here's a list of some great things to do that won't require opening your purse or wallet.

Free Summer Fun for Kids in St. Louis
Parents are always looking for ways to keep their kids entertained during the summer. Fortunately, St. Louis has a lot of great kids events, activities and attractions that are free.

The Children's Garden at Missouri Botanical Garden
The Children's Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis is a fun place for kids to play, learn and explore. Here's helpful information for visiting the Children's Garden.

Wehrenberg Theatres Family Summer Series
Each summer, Wehrenberg Theatres in St. Louis show family-friendly movies. Here's information on the Family Summer Series and what movies you can see this year.

Free Movies at Family Film Day at the Missouri History Museum
Family Film Day is held each month in the winter at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis. The museum shows a free kid-friendly movie, along with storytelling, crafts and other activities.

Pick a Day to Spend With the Kids at Eckert's Orchards
Take your kids to Eckert's Orchards for a fun day picking berries, apples, peaches or pumpkins. Just 25 minutes from St. Louis, Eckert's is a fun destination for families spring, summer or fall.

Take the Kids to the Discovery Room at the St. Louis Science Center
The Discovery Room at the St. Louis Science Center is one of the best places in St. Louis to take toddlers and kids under age 7. Kids love the large play area filled with age appropriate toys, games and experiments. Parents love it for the room's 50 person limit. If you're looking for things to do with the kids, be sure to check out the...

Indoor Play Area at West County Mall
The indoor play area at West County Mall in St. Louis is a great place to take your kids on a cold or rainy day. Here's information on what the play area at West County Mall has to offer.

Pumpkin Patches in the St. Louis Area
Fall means changing leaves, Halloween costumes and the chance to pick your own pumpkins. Here are some of the most popular pumpkin patches in the St. Louis area.

Fall Fun at Stuckmeyer's Farm
Fall is a great time to make the trip to Stuckmeyer's Farm in Fenton. Visitors can spend time in the pumpkin patch, enjoy a hayride through the farm and buy fresh fruits and veggies to take home.

The Great Godfrey Maze
The Great Godfrey Maze is a fall tradition in the St. Louis area. Each year, a different picture is carved out of a giant cornfield in Godfrey, Illinois. Here information about this year's maze.

Kid-Friendly Halloween Events in St. Louis
Halloween in St. Louis doesn't have to be scary. There are plenty of fun events for kids and the whole family. Here are of some of the best family-friendly events for Halloween in St. Louis in 2013.

Boo at the Zoo Offers Halloween Fun for Kids
The St. Louis Zoo celebrates Halloween each year with Boo at the Zoo. The family-friendly event gives visitors the chance to explore the Zoo at night, see colorful Halloween decorations and learn about bats, spiders and other creepy critters.

Where to Have Breakfast with Santa in St. Louis
Many of the top attractions in St. Louis host Breakfast with Santa events during the holiday season. Here's information on when and where to attend.

Kids in St. Louis
Kids in St. Louis is a great online resource for St. Louis parents. Find calendars of family-friendly events, birthday party venues, forums, coupons, plus information on local kid-friendly hotels and restaurants.

Creation Station - Fun for Kids at the St. Louis Transportation Museum
There's plenty to see at the St. Louis Transportation Museum. If you're going with the kids, consider making a stop at the museum's Creation Station. It's a children's play area filled with transportation-themed toys, games, crafts and more.

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