Courtesy of CityArchRiver2015
A rendering of the future museum and visitor center entrance at the Gateway Arch.
April 8: Spring Into Your Park
CityArchRiver wants to show you around the updated Arch grounds this weekend with a Discovery Map Challenge scavenger hunt. The event will feature live music, food and drink vendors from Laclede’s Landing, kid activities, and lawn games on the city’s biggest lawn. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. North Gateway. 100 Washington.
April 8: POKE-Hunt
Virtual Pokemon meets reality at this super fun Pokemon kid’s event at the World Bird Sanctuary. Kids can meet “real” flying Pokemon (aka the Sanctuary’s hawks, falcons, eagles and other residents) and go on a search for toy Pokemon they can capture and take home. There’s a limited number of real Pokemon to capture, but an unlimited amount of fun at the Sanctuary’s three Poke Gyms and 15 Poke Stops. $5 donation per child. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 125 Bald Eagle Ridge.
April 8: TONS of Trucks
Does your kid love big trucks? Then come to Ballwin, in the Target parking lot, to get up-close and hands on some really, really big trucks and vehicles of all sizes. Free. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. with a siren-free quiet hour from 1-2 p.m. 15025 Manchester.
April 7–9: POW! Capturing Superheroes, Comics & Chess
Dress up like a super hero, read awesome comics, and play super chess on boards featuring Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Batman and more at the World Chess Hall of Fame's latest exhibit. Saturdays are also Family Days with special crafts for kids ages 5–12. RSVP and $5 admission for Family Day events, while the Superhero event is free and open to the public. 4652 Maryland.
April 8–9: Visiting Artist Series: Book Making
Learn the ABCs of book making with Melanie Daniels at The Magic House in celebration of Children's Book Day. Kids can make a pocket-sized book from recycled materials based on the alphabet. Free with admission. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 516 S. Kirkwood.