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Aug 16, 2017 10:17 AM Family


Courtesy of Brandyn Chambers

Created by animators with St. Louis roots, the show aims to bring people from different cultures and backgrounds together. more

Aug 9, 2017 9:35 AM Family 1 Comments


Photo by Jillian Flesh

“The neighbors don’t seem to mind,” says homeowner Brett Dorrance. “I’m sure they think we’re just a bunch of weird hippies.” more

Aug 2, 2017 8:00 AM Outdoor Living

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Courtesy of Camp Fury STL

Camp Fury STL teaches high school–aged Girl Scouts about forensic science and emergency management. more

Aug 2, 2017 8:00 AM Family

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The simple yet effective community groups are popping up around the region. more

Jul 25, 2017 11:32 AM Family


Courtesy of The Fit and Food Connection

The organization runs an organic garden, food assistance program, fitness classes, and more. more

Jul 18, 2017 7:14 PM Family


Courtesy of Saint Louis Science Center

Opening this Saturday, the exhibit allows visitors to walk in the footsteps of the archeologist who discovered the boy king. more

May 24, 2017 8:58 AM Family

Big Muddy Blues Festival 2016

Photo by Reed Radcliff

Where to find fun from June to September more

May 18, 2017 6:00 AM , , , Fairs and Festivals


Photography courtesy of Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Stroll(er) through the Contemporary Art Museum or join a dads' meet-up at Grant's Farm. more

May 16, 2017 3:04 PM Family

Skate, bike, or roll through this indoor skate park in South City—whether you're 5 or 50. more

May 9, 2017 4:10 PM Family


Courtesy of the National Endowment for the Arts

Emily Bauer finished in the top nine for her recitation of poems by Emily Dickenson and Brenda Cárdenas. more

May 3, 2017 8:48 AM Family


Courtesy of the Isaac Bruce Foundation

With PNC Bank and a crew of volunteers, Bruce helped build a new playground for an early learning center. more

Apr 25, 2017 10:05 PM Family


Photo by Tim Fletcher, courtesy of Christina Jones

The 17-year-old from O'Fallon hit every note of Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing" to take home the top prize. more

Apr 18, 2017 12:08 PM Family 2 Comments

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Courtesy of Lori Zucker

The 11-year-old, who's battling a stage-four neuroblastoma diagnosis, has become a fan favorite for her friendship with Vladimir Tarasenko. more

Apr 11, 2017 2:10 PM Family

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Courtesy of Dave Simon's Rock School

Young musicians are put into rock bands, a technique Simon compares to playing on a sports team. "We have that same philosophy here­—get in there and play.” more

Apr 7, 2017 10:14 AM Family

Sophie Bernstein is the recipient of the 2017 Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation. more

Mar 28, 2017 2:10 PM Family


Photo courtesy of the World Chess Hall of Fame

The kid-friendly exhibit was partly inspired by chief curator Shannon Bailey's young daughter, who's fascinated by superheroes. more

Mar 22, 2017 7:36 AM Family

Human Milk 4 Human Babies-Missouri is a Facebook page where parents can post their requests for breast milk or offers to donate. Families match and often hand-deliver their donations. more

Mar 16, 2017 6:00 AM Family


Photo courtesy of Jenna Bauer

Around 50 elementary school children from the St. Louis area created works meant to reflect how two people can look and live very differently yet still have similarities. more

Mar 7, 2017 2:34 PM Family


Photo courtesy of the St. Louis Symphony

The musicians, who range in age from 12 to 22, will perform at Powell Hall on March 3. more

Mar 1, 2017 10:41 AM Family

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