When the weather warms up and can hear birds chirping through my (briefly) open window I start thinking about getting the kids outside. Don’t you? But our favorite St. Louis venues are still closed! Worry not, little camper, I’ve got a list of all the fun outdoor spots in St. Louis and when they plan on opening back up. Now you can plan your weekends accordingly!
(Speaking of planning your weekends, did you know I write a weekly column at stlMag.com on your best weekend family fun?)
What’s Open in February
Ted Drewes is open at the big Chippewa location. We’ll have to wait for Mother’s Day for the smaller S. Grand spot to open.
Butterfly House in Chesterfield: Ok, this one was always inside, but my favorite tropical hot spot did close in January for some major gardening tasks. They’re always closed on Mondays.
What’s Open in March
Purina Farms: A perfect place for the little tikes and it’s free! You’ll need to RSVP before treating your kids to down on the farm fun. You’ll spend most of your time inside the cozy barn, but the dog show is outside. Don’t worry, the pool for the diving dogs is heated! Purina Farms opens March 18, 2017 for the season.
Miniature Train: The Transportation Museum is always open, but they put away the big toys for the winter. The mini train will start rolling March 11.
Sea Lion Shows: The Saint Louis Zoo is always a little bit more fun when you can take in the sea lion show, don’t you think? It’s back March 11.
Six Flags: Get ready for roller coasters, cause the park is open March 25.
What’s Open in April
Children’s Garden: The kid’s love running around this garden playground tucked inside our world famous Missouri Botanical Garden. It also has a great spray pad play area that turns on when the temps hit 70. Bonus, the whole Garden is free on Saturday’s before noon for residents of STL City/County.
HandCar Village: This fun outside play area at the Transportation Muesum will reopen April 1.
Stingrays at the Zoo: Heads up, the stingrays are back from their Florida vacation on April 14.
Grant’s Farm: What’s not to like about goats, elephants, Clydesdale’s and beer? Our favorite place to take the kids will be open on April 15.