Mom’s Guide to Winter in St. Louis: Events & Activities



Nick Jr. Live! Move to the Music

Saturday, January 11 – 12


Stifel Theater 1400 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Ticket prices vary, children ages 1 and over must have their own tickets.

Family Night With Fredbird

Suffering from Cardinal’s withdrawal? Head down to Cardinals Nation on Wednesday nights for Family Night with Fredbird! Kids eat FREE* per adult meal purchased, play games and win prizes! Meet Fredbird between 6:30 and 7:30pm. Make your reservation at

*Dine-in only, for kids 12 and under.

Wednesday, January 15

Wednesday, January 22

Wednesday, January 29 

Wednesday, February 5

Wednesday, February 12

Wednesday, February 19

Wednesday, February 26

Wednesday, March 4

Wednesday, March 11

Wednesday, March 18

Ballpark Village, 601 Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63102


Cardinals Winter Warm-Up

The Winter Warm-Up features autograph sessions with your favorite Cardinals, souvenirs, free games, food, prizes, and much more!

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, St. Louis, MO

January 18 – 20, 2020

Admittance tickets are good for all three days of the event. $40 per adult and $10 per child.

*All proceeds from the 24th annual Winter Warm-Up benefit Cardinals Care, the team’s community foundation supporting kids.

Monster Jam

Monster Jam is coming to the Dome at America’s Center. The most famous tracks in the world will be driven by world-class drivers. It will be an action-packed event that your child won’t soon forget! Tickets are still available here.

Saturday, January 18 at 7pm doors open at 5:30pm)

Sunday, January  19 at 3pm (gates open at 1:30pm)

701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101

PBR Unleash the Beast

Saturday, February 22 at 6:45pm

Enterprise Center 1401  Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103

St. Louis Boat Show

America’s Center and the Dome

Thursday, Jan 3-Sunday, Feb 2

Adults (ages 13 and up) $12, Free admission for kids

Winterfest Ice Rink

Skating indoors is always fun, but skating outside in the wintertime is a treat! Skating near the Arch with a view of the cityscape is truly magical.

Winterfest is open with regular hours and special events November 23, 2019 – January 26, 2020! 

Fridays 4-8pm | Saturdays and Sundays Noon-8pm

Kiener Plaza Park, 500 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 

Admission: FREE

Skate rentals are available: $12 Adults | $7 Children (3 – 15)

Gateway Arch Park Foundation members receive $2 off skate rentals throughout the Winterfest Ice Rink season.

Anyone who brings their own ice skates can skate for free!

Children skate rentals are free on Fridays – courtesy the St. Louis Blues!

For the little ones, come to Family Sundays, where special VIP characters from movies and TV will skate with you from noon to 1pm. Bring your cameras

Click here to purchase Arch Tram & Ice Skate Rental Combo tickets.

Click here to rent an Igloo.

Shen Yun

Absorb yourself in the beautiful culture of China. Shen Yun will wow you with stunning costumes, music, and dance. This is a cultural experience that you don’t want to miss!

February 29 at 2pm and 7:30pm

March 1 at 2pm

Stifel Theater 1400 Market Street, St. Louis, MO, 63103

Sesame Street Live!

The same characters that you fell in love with as a child are coming to St. Louis to entertain your kids! Join your friends Oscar, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Big Bird, Abby, Super Grover, and Rosita as they get you singing and dancing in your seats!

March 27 from  10:30am and 6 pm

March 28 from 10:30am and 2:30pm

March 29 from 10:30am and 2:30pm

1400 Market Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63103



Art Hill for Wintertime Sledding

In St. Louis, you never know what Mother Nature has planned.  Some winters are cold and snowy, and others barely witness a single flake of snow. When the snow does fall, you want to be prepared to hop in the car and find an epic sledding hill. Art Hill is that epic hill.

Located between the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Emerson Grand Basin

Park hours are 6am-10pm

Contemporary Art Museum: Stroller Tours & Playdates 

Spark a love of art in your little one!  On the second Saturday of each month (except during installation months), the St. Louis Art Museum hosts stroller tours.  Moms of little ones can tour and learn about a special exhibit with their kids in tow! The tours are scheduled once a month, and you can find the dates and register on their site. 

For older kids (ages 2-5) they offer Playdates which include hands-on art projects led by artists, along with other fun activities such as music or storytime.

3750 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

Climatron at the Missouri Botanical Gardens

Now that those holiday decorations are tucked away, come see a fresh kind of greenery at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. When the dreary winter days have got you down, this will surely perk you right back up. Meander through the climate-controlled greenhouse dome, which in and of itself is an architectural feat. Just as impressive is the tropical rainforest that will transport you to a warmer, cozier mood.

Open daily from 9am-5pm.

4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110

General admission is $12 for adults and $6 for St. Louis City and County residents. Children 12 and under are free.

Great Green Adventures at the Missouri Botanical Gardens

This drop-in program is held on the third Saturday of each month.  The focus is for kids to learn about plants, nature, and living green by exposing them to activities, stories, and games. The event is held at the Children’s Garden Ticket Fort. The target age is 6-12, however, younger siblings may attend.

January 18 – Marvelous Mediterranean 

February 15 – Evergreen Trees

10:30am-11:30am | 1:30am-2:30pm

4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110

$3 for kids under 12, free for members

St. Louis Science Center

DaVinci The Exhibition

Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci is known more for his contributions to science than his contributions to art?  Come learn why, and see replicas of some of his scientific inventions:

  • Catapult
  • Glider
  • Revolving Crane
  • Room of Mirrors
  • Steam Cannon
  • Scythed Chariot
  • Tank
  • Mechanical Drum
  • Light Projector
  • Diving Suit

Exhibit opens January 11, 2020

IMAX – Great Bear Rainforest

IMAX – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

Steinberg Skating Rink 

Skate Rental and Sharpening, Open All Holidays, Skating Lessons, Free Parking, Coin Lockers, SnowFlake Cafe & Snack Bar, Food-Hot Cocoa-Beer-Wine, Bonfire, Indoor & Outdoor Seating, Indoor Viewing & Window Seating Flat Screen TV’s

400 Jefferson Drive St. Louis, MO 63110

Sunday-Thursday 10am-9pm | Friday-Saturday 10am-11pm

All ages skate admission is $7 plus $7 for skate rental. You may bring your own skates.



Animal Protective Association

Special guests lead a storytime for kids ages 2-5. 

Tuesday, January 14

Tuesday, January 21

Tuesday, January 28

Tuesday, February 4

Tuesday, February 11

Tuesday, February 18

Tuesday, February 25

Tuesday, March 3


1705 South Hanley Road, St. Louis, MO 63144


Loop Ice Carnival 

Family fun activities return this year throughout the Delmar Loop from noon to 6 PM:

Ice Carving Sculptures
Ice Carving Demonstrations
Ice Slides
Temporary Tattoo Scavenger Hunt
Carnival Rides
Wacky Trike Races
Roof Top Skate Park at the Moonrise Hotel, 6177 Delmar

Saturday, January 18 through Sunday, January 19. Times vary.

Missouri History Museum

Storytelling at the Museum

Expose your younger kids to Missouri History.  This fun event lets them explore historical artifacts, followed by a storytime where they can make crafts.

Recommended ages: 2-5

January 10

January 14

January 17

January 21

January 24

January 28

January 31

February 4

February 7

February 14

February 18

February 21

February 25

February 28

5700 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63112

St. Louis Art Museum Family Sundays 

Held from 1pm-4pm

St. Louis Art Museum One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri 63110

One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri 63110-1380


St. Louis Art Museum 

Wee Wednesday

This program for preschool-aged kids encourages them to explore the Art Museum. There are storytimes, museum walks, and, of course, ART projects!

January 15

February 19

March 18

Select Wednesdays, 10:30am-11:30am

Free, however, pre-registration is required.

Teen Workshop Open Studio

This program, for teens ages 14-18, allows your older kids to create art inspired by Currents 117:Dave Hullfish Bailey. No art experience is necessary, and no reservations are required.

Friday, February 21 from 6pm-8pm

St. Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110

St. Louis Symphony Family Concerts

Peter and the Wolf, Sunday, February 23, 2020,  3pm

Family Winter Carnival at Soulard

Saturday, January 11

Time: 11am – 3pm

Children’s parade starts at 11 am. Tent activities begin at 12 pm.

Soulard Market Park – at 9th St. and Lafayette Ave.

Admission: Free

Purina Pet Parade

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Registration: 10am 

Parade: 1 pm 

Begins at 12th and Allen

Registration Fee: $10 donation

Bud Light Grand Parade

The Soulard Mardi Gras season caps off with the biggest parade outside of New Orleans. 

This year’s theme is The Blues – Music, Hockey, Skies, Seas and more! Celebrate over 100 years of this St. Louis Institution with nearly 100 floats, and throw over 10,000,000 strands of beads to those lining the parade route. 

Saturday, February 22
Parade Starts: 11:00 am 

Soulard Neighborhood

See the Parade Route Here



Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Factory Tours

Fulfill a childhood dream and visit the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company factory, candy kitchen and world headquarters! The Abel Family opened their new plant in 2012 and offers FREE factory tours 6-days-a-week! They take you down onto the factory floor so you can see, hear, smell and taste chocolates right in front of your eyes! Then head to the candy kitchen and chocolate enrobers – so you can watch candy makers hand make chocolates right in front of your eyes! 

Hours are Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Brrrentwood Ice Festival

Supporting BackStoppers, participants will view live ice sculpting, participate in open skating with local first responders, St. Louis Blues mascot Louie, and Anna and Elsa from Frozen! There will be face painting, the Truck Norris food truck, and Mad Science will have two performances of everyone’s favorite show, Fire & Ice!

2505 S. Brentwood Blvd Brentwood, MO 63144

Friday, February 21 from 6-9 PM 

A minimum $10 donation requested. 

Brentwood Ice Arena 

Public skate, private ice rental, birthday parties, stick and puck program, hockey and ice skating programs, and more. 

2505 S. Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, MO 63144

Hours: Varies

Admission Prices

$3.00 – Senior 50+

$3.00 – Resident

$4.00 – Non-Resident

Free with Adult Admission – Age 3 and Under

$2.00 (hockey and figure skates available) – Skate Rental

Kirkwood Recreation Station Ice Arena

The Kirkwood Recreation Station Ice Arena features a skate shop, a warming area with a fire pit, dining area, and concession stand. Their bleacher seating holds up to 300 people. The rink also has translucent panels to allow natural light into the facility.

January Public Skating Schedule

111 South Geyer Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122

Residents: Kids age 4-17 $4 | Adults $4 | Seniors $3

Non-Residents:Kids age 4-17 $5 | Adults $5 | Seniors $4.50

Shaw Park Ice Rink

Public skate, Stick and Puck (a dedicated time for patrons to focus on their hockey skills), birthday ice skating parties, hockey groups, private rentals, and more!

217 South Brentwood, St. Louis MO 63105

Public Skate Hours: Friday 5pm-10:30pm | Saturday 12pm-8:30pm | Sunday 12pm-4pm

Youth (3-17) $4 $5 $6
Adult $6 $7 $8
Senior (60+) $4 $5 $6
Skate Rental: $2 $2 $2

Events Scheduled by Date:

Kindermusik or Music for Little Mozarts- Free Demo Day Class

For those who are new to Kindermusik, experience a Demo Day with your kids, ages birth through 6 years old. These classes allow you to experience a music class in a group setting with your little ones to see if they enjoy it before you sign up.

These events are FREE. However, advanced registration is required.

Saturday, January 11 –  9:30am-10:30am & 10:45am-11:45am  at the Chesterfield JCC, 16801 Baxter Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005

Monday, January 13 –  9:30am-10:30am & 10:45am-11:45am  at the Des Peres Lodge, 1050 Des Peres Road, Des Peres, MO 63131

Wednesday, January 15 –  9:30am-10:30am at Holy Communion, 7401 Delmar Boulevard, University City, MO 63131

Saturday, January 18 – 9:30am-11am at CMS, 535 Garden Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119


Laumeier Sculpture Park

Family Workshop

Kids ages 4 and up can create sculptures from a variety of materials. They will learn to build and woodwork, all while having fun stretching their imaginations.

Family Workshop: Construction Zone

Saturday, January 18 from 1:30pm-3:30pm

Family Workshop: Upcycled Birdhouses

March 21, from 1:30pm-3:30pm

12580 Rott Road, St. Louis, MO 63127

$35 for one child and a grown-up

The Magic House

Visiting Artist Series

The Visiting Artist Series is a special exhibit. Bring your kids to learn from a variety of professional artists. Events are FREE with paid admission.

  • Argentinian Dance

Saturday, January 11 from 9:30am-5pm

Sunday, January 12 from 11am-5pm

  • Valentine Print Making

Saturday, February 8 from 9:30am-5pm

Sunday, February 9 from 11am-5pm

Other Magic House special winter events:

  • Chinese New Year

Saturday, January 25 from 10am-2pm

  • Robotics Day

Saturday, February 1 from 9:30am-1:30pm

  • Curious George Breakfast

Sunday, February 2 from 9am-11am 


$18 per member

$25 per non-member

  • Fit Kid: Free Kid-Slam Dunk

Friday, February 7 from 4pm-7pm


For kids 12 and under

  • Homeschool Mornings

Thursday, February 13 from 4:00pm-7pm

  • Fit Kid: Free Irish Dancing

Friday, March 6 from 9:30am-5pm

Sunday, March 22 from 11am-5pm

516 South Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122


Magic [email protected]

Visiting Artist Series

The Visiting Artist Series is a special exhibit. Bring your kids to learn from a variety of professional artists. Exhibits are FREE with paid admission.

  • Laser-cut Stamps

Saturday, January 18 from 9:30am-5:30pm

  • Illustration

Saturday, February 15 from 9:30am-5pm

Sunday, February 16 from 11am-5pm

  • Homeschool Mornings

Thursday, March 12 from 9am-11sm

  • Paper Marbling

Saturday, March 21 from 9:30am-5pm

Sunday, March 22 from 11am-5pm

 5127 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

St. Louis Artist’s Guild: Free Family Saturdays

Each week is a different theme, and kids enjoy a hands-on art experience. The website is continually updated with upcoming themes, so check back often. 

Upcoming January Events:

January 11- Sock Gnomes and Mushroom Houses

January 18- Cardboard Rainbow Wall Hanging

January 25- a Chinese New Year craft

Held every Saturday, from noon to 2pm.

12 North Jackson Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105


World Chess Hall of Fame

Toddler Tuesdays

This program is for kids up to age 3 and includes an hour of free play to explore. Help your child develop motor skills, build language, and socialize with other kids through experimentation with toys and activities.

Tuesday, January 7, 9am-10am

Tuesday, January 14, 9am-10am

Tuesday, January 21, 9am-10am

See the website as additional dates are added.

4652 Maryland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108

Free for members, $5 per child for non-members. Advanced registration is recommended.

Kennedy Recreation Complex

Lace-up your skates and head over to Kennedy Recreation Complex this winter for some indoor skating fun!

Schedule through March 4, 2020

Mon 10am-noon | Tues 10am-noon, 3:30pm-5:30pm | Wed – Thurs 10am-noon | Fri 10am – noon, 7pm-9pm | Sat 2:15pm-4:15pm, 7pm-9pm | Sun 12:15pm-2:15pm, 3:30pm-5:30pm

6050 Wells Road, St. Louis, MO 63128

Admission Fees: $4 ages 5-12 | $5 ages 13-64 | $4 ages 65+. Children under 4 are free.

Centene Community Ice Center

This newly opened ice arena has four, NHL sized rinks.  It is the official practice spot for the St. Louis Blues.

Mon – Fri 11am-1pm | Fri 7pm-9pm | Sat 12:30pm-2:30pm & 7pm-9pm | Sun 12:30pm-2:30pm

750 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Residents: $5 admission with a $2 skate rental

Non-Residents: $7 admission with a $3 skate rental

Code Ninjas

Enjoy a parents’ night out while your kids play games, do puzzles, build robotics, and more.

For ages 7-14.


16747 Main Street, Wildwood, MO 63040

$40 per child

Creve Coeur Ice Arena

Public skate, private ice rental, birthday parties, stick and puck program, hockey and ice skating programs, and more. 

300 N New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Hours: Varies by day

Admission Type Cost
Resident $3.00
Maryland Heights Resident $3.00
Resident Senior (55+) $2.50
Non-Resident $5.00
Non-Resident Senior (55+) $4.50
Skate Rental $2.00

Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park 

Lace-up your skates and head over to Queeny Park this winter for some indoor skating fun!

Schedule through February 23, 2020

Mon – Thurs 10am-noon | Fri 10am – noon, 1:45pm-3:45pm, & 6:30pm-8:30pm | Sat 8pm-9:30pm | Sun 3pm-4:30pm

550 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO 63011

Admission Fees: $4 ages 5-12 | $5 ages 13-64 | $4 ages 65+. Children under 4 are free.

Hidden Valley Tubing & Skiing 

Tubing is $26 per person per 3-hour session.

Skiing rates vary based on age, day and time. 

17409 Hidden Valley DR, Wildwood, MO 63025

Maryville University Hockey Center

Nothing says winter like ice skating! Bring your kids to the Maryville University Hockey Center for an afternoon of fun!

Sat 9:10am-11pm | Sun 12:50pm-3pm

18383 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017

The cost is $5 plus a $2 skate rental fee.

Purina Farms

Film Night at the Farms

Bring your kids and your dogs over 4-months-old (must be up to date on all vaccinations and have a visible rabies tag. No retractable leashes are allowed.) Kids will enjoy an indoor playground and games, plus a family movie!

Marmaduke on Friday, January 31 at 6pm

World Bird Sanctuary – Owl Prowl

Bring your bird lovers out as you meet live owls and hear their calls. Then, enjoy an easy hike to try out your own owl calls. 

Saturday, January 18

Friday, January 31

Friday, February 7

Saturday, February 8

Saturday, February 22

Friday, February 28

Sunday, March 29

Friday, March 6

Saturday, March 21

Friday, March 27


125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road, Valley Park, MO 63088

$20 for adults, $12 for kids under 12

Reservations required

 Curious Kids Series At Eckert’s

This exciting kids’ event is filled with all kinds of fun activities for children of all ages. From kids entertainment and attractions, games, and hands-on activities, your family will have a fun-filled day. Each Saturday will be a different theme for the kids’ fair to keep things exciting and offer another reason for you to spend the day with Eckerts.  

Cost: $5/family. Proceeds will be donated to a local non-profit group.

East Alton Ice Arena

The winter fun starts here! Get the kids out of the house and onto the ice at East Alton Ice Arena.

January Public Skating Schedule

631 Lewis and Clark Boulevard, East Alton, IL

The cost is $6 for general admission and $5 for ages 65+. Residents pay $5 for general admission and $4 for ages 65+.  Skate rental is $3.

Granite City Ice Rink

Granite City Ice Rink is in Wilson Park. It’s a great place to spend a winter’s day!

Open through mid-February, 2020

3000 Fehling Road, Granite City, IL 62040

Admission is $4 for kids and $5 for adults. Skate rental is $2.

The Loading Dock Ice Rink

Come visit this gorgeous ice rink. Lights sparkle off of the ice as you skate around. 

Hours through March 8, 2020:

Fri 5pm-10pm | Sat 12pm-10pm | Sun 12pm-8pm

Special Holiday Hours:

MLK day 12pm-6pm

President’s Day 12pm-6pm

401 E. Front Street, Grafton, IL 

All-day skate pass: $10.50 | Skate Rental $5 | Season’s pass $75 | Season skate rental $25

Events near Alton by date:

Eagle Meet and Greets

If you don’t mind the cold, winter is the best time for eagle watching. With the cold winter temperatures, rivers in the North start to freeze, causing the eagle population to head south along the river in search of food. From January through mid-February, the second largest population of American bald eagles in North America can be found migrating through the Alton region. 

The Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau partners with the World Bird Sanctuary and TreeHouse Wildlife Center for the “Eagle Meet and Greet.”  

Every Saturday in January from 10am-2pm

Alton Visitor Center: 200 Piasa Street, Alton, MO


Bald Eagle Days at Pere Marquette State Park

Held various Fridays and Saturdays throughout January and February 2020


13112 Visitor Center Lane, Grafton, IL 62037

Birds of Winter Raptor Saturdays

Various Saturdays throughout January and February 2020
10am – 2pm

Audubon Center at Riverlands
301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, MO 63386

Eagle Shuttle Tours

Saturday, January 11, 2020
Tour times: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm

Alton Visitor Center 200 Piasa Street, Alton, IL 62002

Boy Scout Eagle Day

Saturday, January 18, 2020

National Great Rivers Museum 2 Lock and Dam Way, Alton, IL 62002

Elsah Photography Workshop- Youth

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Farley’s Music Hall 37 Mill Street, Elsah, IL 62028

Girl Scout Eagle Day

Saturday, January 18, 2020

National Great Rivers Museum 2 Lock and Dam Way, Alton, IL 62002

Pere Marquette Bald Eagle Festival

Sunday, January 26, 2020
Gates open at 10:00am | 11:00am to 3:00pm

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center 13653 Lodge Boulevard,
Grafton, IL 62037

Groundhog Day at the Visitor Center

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Alton Visitor Center 200 Piasa Street, Alton, IL 62002

Toy Train Show 2020

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Franklin Masonic Lodge 1513 Washington Avenue, Alton, IL 62002

Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour

Saturday, February 29, 2020
10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Alton Visitor Center 200 Piasa Street, Alton, IL 62002

Story Time on the Farm

Bring your little ones for storytime, followed by an activity. Storytimes take place every Wednesday through April 29 inside the Country Store in Belleville.

Wednesday, January 15

Wednesday, January 22

Wednesday, January 29

Wednesday, February 5

Wednesday, February 12

Wednesday, February 19

Wednesday, February 26

Wednesday, March 4

Wednesday, March 11

Wednesday, March 18

Wednesday, March 25

Wednesday, April 1

Wednesday, April 8

Wednesday, April 15

Wednesday, April 22

Wednesday, April 29


951 South Green Mount Road, Belleville, IL 62220

Children’s Garden Club

St. Louis County Parks has launched a program to plant a love of gardening in the hearts of children. Kids work on projects that they can take home as they continue to watch them grow. The Club meets on the first Saturday of the month, with the exception of July and September.  Here are the winter workshops lined up for 2020!

Events are held on the first Saturdays of each month at 9am, except for July and September.

No reservations are required.

Locations vary, see their website to find the next meeting, or to see the events scheduled for the rest of the year.

Saturday, February 1

House Plants

Maypop – Coffee & Garden Shop

803 Marshall Ave.

Webster Groves, MO 63119 – [Map]

Saturday, March 7

Getting Ready for Spring

Sherwood Forest Nursery & Garden Center

2651 Barrett Station Rd.

Manchester, MO 63021 – [Map]

Girls in the Know

Want to spend quality time with your preteen daughters, discussing topics with a real impact on them at this stage in their lives, while watching their confidence soar as they light up with knowledge? These four-week sessions area for girls ages 9-13 to attend with a parent or other adult close to them. Leading female experts run the series, ensuring that both the girls and the adults are imparted with vital information necessary for a living a healthy life. Doctors, police officers, and counselors present four different workshops to empower young girls on matters of the heart (body image), the head (empowerment), safety—online and away from home, and puberty.  

The four-week-long events are held at various places across St. Louis.

Registration can be found here.

Tillman Elementary – Makerspace
230 Quan Ave, Kirkwood, MO 63122
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 PM
January 22: Empowering Pre-Teen Girls
January 29: Promoting A Healthy Body Image
February 5: All About Safety
February 12: Let’s Talk Puberty


Forsyth School (co-hosted by the Wilson School)- 4th Grade South, 2nd Floor
6245 Wydown Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:45 PM
February 5: Empowering Pre-Teen Girls
February 12: Promoting A Healthy Body Image
February 19: All About Safety
February 26: Let’s Talk Puberty


Ladue Fifth Grade Center – Cafeteria – Back to Back Format
Designed with busy families in mind, this workshop series format includes 4 sessions delivered in a back to back weekend, Sunday afternoon format. With two sessions per afternoon, Empowerment and Body Image will be presented on March 1. Safety and Puberty will be presented on March 8.
10900 Ladue Rd. Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
March 1: Empowering Pre-Teen Girls
March 1: Promoting A Healthy Body Image
March 8: All About Safety
March 8: Let’s Talk Puberty

Day of Knowledge Conference – St. Luke’s Institute for Health Education, North Medical Building, 2nd Floor Auditorium
22 South Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Saturday, April 4th, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Designed with busy families in mind, this workshop series format includes 4-one hour sessions delivered in a single day format plus a complimentary lunch. Take advantage of a unique opportunity to spend an entire day, 1 on 1 with your pre-teen girl.

The Home Depot Kids Workshops

Home Depot is the place to go for DIY projects. Kids use real tools to safely complete DIY projects at the Home Depot Kids Workshops. Watch as your kids gain practical building skills, and watch as their confidence soars. With many locations throughout St. Louis, it’s easy to find a Home Depot near you.

Use the store locator below to find one.

Eagle Days at Chain of Rocks Bridge

The Chain of Rocks Bridge, which connects St. Louis with Madison County, Illinois, is one of the best areas to view eagles in the wintertime.  As the cold weather settles in up North, eagles follow the rivers south and settle around the St. Louis area. They are drawn to food, and to their prior nesting spots, which is why the eagles return year after year.

January 18 and 19 from 9am – 3pm

10820 Riverview Drive, St. Louis, MO 63137

James J. Eagan Center Ice Rink

James J. Eagan Civic Center offers open skate times throughout the winter season. 

Wed and Fri 7pm-9pm | Saturday 1:30pm-3:30 pm and 7pm-9pm | Sunday 2pm – 4pm

The cost is $5 for adults, $4 for ages 4-17, and free for kids 3 and under. Resident rates are $3 for adults, $4 for ages 4-17.  Skate rental is $2.

Code Ninjas

Enjoy a parents’ night out while your kids play games, do puzzles, build robotics, and more.

For ages 7-14.


2955 Highway K, O’Fallon, MO 63368

$40 per child

Fete De Glace … Ice Carving Competition

In the summer, we have sandcastles. In the winter, we have ice sculptures! The Ice Festival is a fun event for all ages. Watch as carvers turn 260-pound blocks of ice into frozen art! Many artists use paintbrushes or pencils, but ice sculptors wield their mighty chainsaws, chisels, grinders, and knives. They also employ hot irons and cold spray to achieve masterful creations.

Too cold for you?  Stop by the outdoor fire pits to warm up or pop into one of the many restaurants and shops.

January 25, 2020

9am- 3:30pm

100 N. Main St., Saint Charles, MO 63301

Foundry Art Center

Trains take you to different places. The Foundry Art Center, housed in a former train car factory, takes your imagination to places it has never been. Their goal is to underscore the importance of the arts so that arts and culture create an undeniable undercurrent in St. Louis. In addition to special exhibitions, you will be able to view local artists in their open front studios. You are encouraged to interact with them as they work.  In the impressive Grand Hall, touring and local performing groups come to entertain. On the upper level, you’ll find classrooms and creative areas for artist-led workshops, classes, and camps.

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Comfort & Joy – a showcase of art depicting happiness, serenity, and peace

December 20, 2019 – January 24, 2020

Dirty Fingernails IV – a Printmaker’s exhibition

January 31 – March 13

Upcoming Events for Kids:

Saturday Art Club – a program for students, ages 6-11, to learn about artists, cultures, and elements of art. Students will paint, sculpt, draw, and create mixed media.

January 11, 18, 25 from 10am-noon

Wednesday Art Classes – Students, ages 6-11, will learn through drawing, painting, and sculpting.

January 15, 22, 29 from 4:45-6:15

The Center is open Tues – Thurs 10am-8pm | Fri and Sat 10am-5pm | Sun noon-4pm

520 North Main Center, St. Charles, MO 63301

Blippi Live!

March 6, at 7pm

St. Charles Family Arena 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles, MO 63303

Moolah Shriners Circus

Thursday, March 19 at 7pm

Friday, March 20 at 10:30am and 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 21 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Sunday, March 22 at 1pm and 6pm

St. Charles Family Arena 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles, MO 63303

Check out their website for free children’s tickets! You can get up to one free ticket for each general admission ticket purchased.