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Anglers under the age of 16 are allowed to sign up and obtain a free trout tag. The Department of Conservation will offer educational instruction in trout fishing, fish cleaning, etc. Awards will be handed out to successful anglers.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Department of Conservation and Roaring River Emory Melton Inn sponsor this event.
Enjoy a pancake breakfast at Powell Gardens; meet the Easter Bunny; and gather outside for an Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt, which is for kids 10 and younger, starts promptly at 11 a.m. Enjoy Easter activities from 9 a.m.-noon.
Reservations are required for the breakfast. Breakfast and egg hunt: $16; children, $11.25; discounts for members. (Egg hunt only: $5.)
A special day of games and activities specifically designed to introduce children to a simpler time in our history. Time-honored activities such as tug-of-war, marbles, and gunny sack races will be featured. A special exhibit will introduce participants to the ever expanding trail system of Jackson County.
Visit the Dinosaur Dig in the Bollinger County Museum of Natural History. All ages can enjoy digging for and discovering dinosaur bones.
What will you find – a tail, a skull, or something in between? Visit the museum and see what you can uncover.
Bring the family to the historic site for an autumn evening of fun and education. This free event features about 12 educational activity and game stations set up within all three exhibit galleries of the Powerhouse Museum. Fall Rocks is mostly designed to appeal to elementary-aged children and all activities relate to mineral resources, mining and personal recreational safety. Interpretive staff will be available to answer questions about mining and minerals in the Old Lead Belt. Refreshments will be served.
Sign up your young historian for this week-long opportunity to learn about Missouri history and 1800s skills and crafts using an interactive hands-on approach. Each day will be filled with fun games, activities and crafts all revolving around the 1800s time period.
Activities include butter churning, rope making, candle dipping, campfire cooking, learning about log cabins, making paddle boats, bartering, farm animals, map and compass, and dressing up in 1820s clothing. It's the best day camp in history! For more information, please call the historic site.
Come live, learn and play as children in the 1820s did. Activities at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site will include cow milking; butter churning; quill pen writing; candle dipping; baby farm animals; 1820s children's toys and games; hearth cooking; period skills and craft demonstrations; re-enactors in period dress; and open door interpretation of the 1820s Peck Brothers Dry Goods and Hardware Store and Peck's residence.
Also included in the activities will be a performance by Emmy award winning educators and entertainers Jan and George Syrigos, who make up the musical group WildHeart. Their performance is designed to bring the heart of the wild to the heart of the child. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the historic site at 636-940-3322.
Kids ages 5 to 12 can cast their lines into the park’s lake. Fishing poles will be provided to the first 40 kids to register that morning at the open shelter. Kids that bring their own poles do not need to register. Bait and assistance will be provided. Parents are encouraged to attend.
A nature display and drawings for prizes will take place during the event at the open shelter. Kids Fishing Day is a cooperative effort between the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Now this IS unusual. Have you ever heard of "The Snake Who Was Afraid of People?" Learn why when you join us at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center for this month's story and a song created to go along with the "tail."
Then stay after the story and make a noodle snake just for fun.
This program is designed for the preschool child. Reservations are required. For further information or to make a reservation, call 573-325-1381.
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