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Ongoing Free Events


Animal Protective Association

1705 South Hanley Road, Brentwood, MO 63144

Tuesday Tales at the Animal Protective Association 

Currently Virtual on Facebook and Twitter 

Tuesdays through the summer, kids are invited to a free storytelling time at the APA, then stay and check out the adoptable critters.



Magic House @ Made

Free Family Night @ MADE

5127 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

Reservations required

Third Friday of the month 

St. Louis Public Library

Offers free family passes to @ Made with a valid library card. Passes can be obtained at your local public library branch.



Purina Farms

500 William Danforth Way, Gray Summit, MO 63039

Barks N Books Reading Days at Purina Farms

(Temporarily Closed – please check website for updates)

Book readings with therapy dogs starts at 11 AM, noon, and 1 PM every Wednesday at Purina Farms. 



St. Louis Art Museum

1 Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110

Events currently on hold – check website to see when they will resume

Family Sundays at SLAM

Hands-on art projects and a family-friendly tour through museum make this a can’t miss event! At  2:30 pm every Sunday, must sign up on-site starting at 1 pm each Sunday for that day’s tour.

Wee Wednesdays and Weekends

“Learn, play, explore, and grow as you discover new ways of interacting with art during the Museum’s program for its youngest visitors, with time for play, storytelling, looking at art, and art making.”


a father and a daughter at an art museum


St. Louis History Museum

5700 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63112

Just Breathe STL

The Collective STL presents an intergenerational summer wellness experience for the entire family. Participate in a variety of activities including yoga, journaling, mindful art, music, and healthy food and drink samples. If you like walking, hiking, and biking, we also encourage you to take advantage of trails in Forest Park while you’re here.

Wednesdays through the summer

6 – 8 pm


Summer Family Fun Series

“Join us for free family fun! This weekly series will include workshops, special guests, and art in connection with themes from our exhibits as well as local culture and history.

Free advance reservations to visit the Missouri History Museum are strongly recommended.”

Thursdays through the summer

10:30 am – 12:30 pm



This program is currently being held Virtually 

“Storytelling programs in the History Clubhouse engage the Missouri History Museum’s youngest visitors and their families with historic objects and museum settings through both traditional and contemporary storybooks. These programs are recommended for children ages 2–5 and their families, and each 30-minute session is free. Storytelling in the Museum takes place virtually on Fridays from 10:30–11:00am.”

Fridays and some Saturdays through the summer

10:30 – 11 am



St. Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

Energy Stage: Science Storytime

“Science Storytime at Energy Stage! Children will enjoy an interactive reading of a science-themed story, followed by a related hands-on activity. A different book is featured each week.”

Sundays through the summer


Science At Sunset

Enjoy extended free hours at the St. Louis Science Center during the summer! Thursdays 5:30 – 8 pm



Storytime In The Commons With PBS

3653 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63108

(Temporarily closed- check the website for further updates)

On select Saturdays from 9:30 AM-11 AM, join your favorite PBS characters for a fun storytime, crafts, and games.



St. Louis County Library

Babywearing Line Dancing

(Temporarily closed- check the website for further updates)

Sponsored by St. Louis County Libraries.  All classes start at 10 AM.


Sensory Story Time

(Temporarily closed- check the website for further updates.)

Story Time curated for kiddos 3-9 years old who have multi-sensory needs, or are on the autism spectrum. Multiple days and times at St. Louis County Libraries.


Story Telling At The Museum In Spanish 

(Museum opens June 20 – check website for events and activities updates.)

Storytelling in Spanish at the Missouri History Museum is rounded out with crafts and activities. On select Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 AM.


Summer Concert Series 


people lounging in the grass as they watch a summer concert


Chesterfield Amphitheater

631 Veterans Place Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017

Movies and Music Under The Stars At Chesterfield Amphitheater

(Temporarily canceled. Please check the website for further updates.)

Free family movies. Doors open at 6 PM, movie starts at 8 PM.



Citygarden Sculpture Park

801 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63101

Wednesday Lunchtime Concert Series at Citygarden

(While Citygarden is open, events are temporarily canceled. Please see the website for updates.)



Faust Park Summer Concert Series

15025 Faust Park, Chesterfield, MO 63017

Tuesdays from 7 – 9 pm (gates open at 5:30) 

Event is free, food available for purchase. Lots of kid activities and community partners.



Jungle Boogie Concert Series at the St. Louis Zoo

(Temporarily canceled. Please see the website for the most current information.)

Concerts are most Fridays during the summer from 5 PM-8 PM.


Musical Nights At Oak Knoll Park

1 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, MO 63105

The fourth Sunday in August and September from 5-7 PM, bring a picnic and relax with other families as you enjoy local music. August features music from Fanfare and September features Sean Canan.



Summer Children’s Concert Series at Tower Grove Park

Stupp Center Amphitheater 3616 Southeast Drive, St. Louis, MO 63116

Gates open at 9:30. Concerts run from 10 – 10:45 am

Kid-friendly concerts come complete with juice and snacks, all before nap time! 



Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Gardens

4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110

(canceled for 2021)

Wednesday nights 5-9 PM. Free admission to the Children’s Garden from 5-7 PM.