Courtesy of the Saint Louis Zoo
Through March 30: Sea Lion Spring Training
March 17: Free Family Night at The Magic House
Explore all the wonders of The Magic House for free. Free admission is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. this Friday, for two adults and up to four children. 516 S. Kirkwood.
March 17–19: Spring Training with the Sea Lions
The Saint Louis Zoo sea lions have reported for spring training, and you're invited to cheer them on from the bleachers. Kids can observe the animals working on new behaviors with their trainers at this discounted sneak peek into the show's season. Shows at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. $2 per person (kids under 2 are free). 1 Government.
March 18: Mastodon Fair Family Day and STEAM Expo
Enjoy a free day of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) activities with the kids at Jefferson College. The St. Louis Astronomical Society will be teaching families about the upcoming 2017 solar eclipse. Kids can also make a rocket, learn how to program a robot, and meet the droids from Star Wars made by St. Louis R2 Builders. Free. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Jefferson College Field House. 1000 Viking. Hillsboro, Missouri.
March 18: Opening Day at Critter Lane Petting Zoo
The animals of Critter Lane Petting Zoo are waiting for your kids to come visit on opening day. The event will include bounce houses, baby animals to pet, and pony rides. $5.50 per person (kids under 2 are free). Camel and pony rides are $5 per rider. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. 9100 Critter Lane, Valles Mines, Missouri.
March 18: Great Green Adventures
Learn about the first plants of spring with a guided walk though the Missouri Botanical Garden. Kids will search for plants, play games and activities, and more. No pre-registration required. Two sessions: 10:30–11:30 a.m. or 1:30–2:30 p.m. $3 per child (free for members). For kids 6 to 12. 4344 Shaw.