The Butterfly House in Chesterfield is one of the top children’s attractions in the metro St. Louis area. It’s home to a couple thousand butterflies plus a few bugs and spiders. Don’t worry, the bugs are behind glass! But the butterflies are fluttering loose in an 8,000 square-foot green house for you and your kids to explore. […]
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St. Louis has tons of places to play that are both educational and super fun. When the kids are bored and it’s too hot, cold, wet or generally yucky to play outside…which one should you choose? And which one is best for your kid? Let’s break it down! I’ll give you the inside scoop on […]
The kids are bored…again…and your wallet is empty…again. You’ve been to the local park three times already this week. And if you have to sit on that same playground bench and make small talk with Perfect Becky one more minute you might just snap… When we go out of town I’m shocked at how much […]
Spring has many heralds in St. Louis: the Cardinals are playing in Jupiter, the Missouri Botanical Garden is sprouting crocus (croci?) and Purina Farms is hosting the Spring Time Village. When does Purina Farms open for the season? On March 23, 2019 Purina Farms in Gray Summit–just a big bunny hop from Eureka–will open for business once again! […]
I’m so looking forward to spring, aren’t you? This winter has been SO freaking brutal, I can’t help but daydream about warm breezes, picnics and playdates in the park. When the weather warms up and I can hear birds chirping through my (briefly) open window I start thinking about getting the kids outside. Don’t you? […]
When it’s way too cold (or hot) to play outside, where can you take the kids to play in St. Louis where it’s always climate controlled and dry? Some place that, ah hem, doesn’t sell burgers or chicken sandwiches? Here’s 12 awesome ideas! Please note that not all these places are open all the time, […]
I simply can’t say enough about how awesome the Magic House camps are for your creative kids! Mitch has done the Maker Camp THREE TIMES and the Art Camp twice! He’s still making cardboard machines 3 years after learning about the wonders of duct tape at the Magic House’s Camp Make It one summer. Summer […]
The wait is finally over! After five long years, construction workers have packed up their gear. The massive overhaul of the Gateway Arch entrance, grounds and museum IS DONE! Whooo-hoo! They’ve been talking about re-connecting the Arch grounds to the rest of downtown as far back as 2005. Remember what it looked like BEFORE the […]