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At this special family event, re-enactors will bring the 19th century village to life with skits; demonstrations; skirmishes; food stands; craft vendors; a mercantile; and other activities. Wear comfortable clothing and good walking-shoes.
Although admission is free, some activities charge for their services (cash only).
Shoal Creek Living History Museum, located in Hodge Park, is dedicated to bringing 19th century Missouri to life through special events, programs, tours and reenactments. The grounds are open daily, dawn to dusk.
Note: this special event is offered on the dates specified only.
What is a vertebrate? Why are backbones so important? Backbone Bonanza is a series of programs at Castlewood State Park that teaches children about vertebrates and how to distinguish them. This hands-on program uses crafts, songs and fun and is designed for ages four to seven.
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.
Join Twin Pines Conservation Education Center for Jakes Day, Sep. 13. Jakes stands for Juniors Achieving Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship. The event is for ages 6 to 12 and will have a variety of activities designed for the younger Jake, such as archery; air rifle; trail and hunting safety; and fishing skills. Lunch will be served.
Each participant will receive a free Jakes membership, door prize and goodie bag. There will also be a drawing for a grand prize. Reservations are required. For further information or to make a reservation, call 573-325-1381.
This summer, the Missouri State Museum is introducing a new twist to summer programming. "Learning@11" is a series of interactive programs exploring various aspects of Missouri's cultural and natural history specifically focused on age groups 4 to 7 years using more activity-based programming. For similar-themed programming for older children, please see the regular "Tuesday@2" programming for age groups 8 to 12.
August programs are as follows:
The Learning@11 programs will take place on Tuesdays ONLY.
Ahoy, be sure to sign up by the August 29 deadline for the Pirate Treasure Hunt in Fort Zumwalt Park!
Add a little fun and adventure to your life by seeking “treasure” hidden in Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon, Missouri. The event, which is for ages 5 and older, will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, September 20.
Starting with the first clue, participants will proceed to one of six stations and complete an activity to receive a clue to the location of the next station, and a puzzle piece. When all the puzzle pieces are assembled they will provide the final clue showing where to dig for buried treasure.
For more information about the event, contact Tourism and Festivals at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 636-379-5574 or 636-379-5606.
This summer, join staff of the Missouri State Museum each Tuesday for a series of interactive programs exploring various aspects of Missouri's cultural and natural history. The Tuesdays@2 program this year will focus on age groups 8 to 12 years. For similar-themed programming for younger children, please see the new "Learning @ 11" programming for age groups 4 to 7 years.
Tuesdays at 2 programs are held on the above-listed dates ONLY.
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