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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.)
Celebrate Spring and the season opening of the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden by flying your kite or building one with us.
Free origami and other crafts available at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. Presented by the Springfield Sister Cities Association.
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.
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.
Martin City, Jr. brings theater to Powell Gardens with its presentation of Aesop's Amazing Fables!©, a musical for children that pays tribute to the timeless tales from legendary storyteller Aesop. The performance starts at 10 a.m.
Martin City, Jr. is a division of The Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville Company. The performance is included with regular Garden admission.
The Museum of Westward Expansion will host the fourth annual Night at the Museum, Saturday, March 22, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Night at the Museum features historical characters dressed in period clothing—from pioneers and mountain men to frontier soldiers—who will share their tales of the settling of the American West and recount what life was like during these early times in American history.
Kids can take part in several Old West-themed activities such as buffalo chip races, building their own branding irons, exploring a tipi, singing songs and learning about keel boat cordelling.
Space is limited and reservations are required. Tickets are $15 per person (children 2 and younger are free) and include a tram ride to the top of the Arch and hot dog dinner. Kids ages 3-15 will receive passes for a future Gateway Arch Riverboat sightseeing cruise.
For reservations and more information, call 877-982-1410 or visit www.gatewayarch.com. Those who purchase their tickets online at http://ticketsforthearch.com will receive free parking at the Gateway Arch Parking Garage.
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