Summertime in St. Louis!
Last week, we gave you a rundown of summer events happening at the Arch and Old Courthouse. But what’s happening around the area? Check out a few ways you can have a summer of fun in St. Louis.
Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis
Through August 23; 6 to 10 pm
$22/adults; $11/members; $10/kids; $5/members’ children
Celebrating the Garden’s ongoing botanical research in China, enjoy 22 all-new sets crafted from silk and steel once again offer visitors from around the world the opportunity to experience an event rarely staged outside of Asia. (Prices change in August.)
First Fridays at the Science Center: NASA New Horizons–to Pluto!
St. Louis Science Center
Learn the real science behind science fiction. Features free hands-on activities and culminates with a free 10pm screening of a classic science fiction move in the OMNIMAX® Theater. Tickets for the free 10pm show are available starting at 6pm on the evening of the First Friday event and are distributed on a first come, first served basis. First Friday activities such as presentations, sci-fi trivia, 10pm sci-fi film, etc. are primarily designed for adults and recommended for audiences 16 years and older.
Outdoor Film Series on Art Hill
St. Louis Art Museum
July 11, July 18, July 25 & August 1; live music beginning at 7 pm; film starts at 9 pm
Enjoy an outdoor movie night on the iconic Art Hill in Forest Park! The St. Louis Art Museum hosts its fith annual Outdoor Film Series, featuring Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Funny Face, Field of Dreams and Meet Me in St. Louis. In addition to live music entertainment pre-film, guests can enjoy food trucks or bring their own picnic.
Summer Yoga Series
St. Louis Ballpark Village
Through October 3; times vary depending on day
Taught by local instructors, enjoy free yoga sessions on the outdoor Busch II Infield on select Wednesday and Saturdays. All ages welcome. Namaste!
The Magic House, St. Louis
Through June 28
This summer, with the help of 10 truckloads of sand, The Magic House’s backyard is transformed into a beachfront park, complete with tons of sand, hidden seashells and beach umbrellas!
Mighty Movie Mondays
St. Louis Public Library branches
Through July 27
Say goodbye to mundane Mondays! In June and July various St. Louis Public Library branches host movie screenings featuring films for children, teens and families. Enjoy showings of The Incredibles, The Hunger Games and Thor. A full schedule is available at www.slpl.org/events.
A Walk in 1875 St. Louis
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis
Through Feb. 14, 2016
Take in this 6,000-square-foot exhibition that explores the collective life of 1875 St. Louis through photographs, artifacts, news, writings and firsthand accounts of the day allowing guests to imagine what life was like during that time.
The Butterfly House, Chesterfield
June 10, 17 & 24; 8 to 9:30 pm
Ages 4 and up
Join the Butterfly House for firefly crafts, a firefly-themed snack, and firefly games. Then, experience the magical Conservatory glow walks as the inside of the Butterfly House is lit with twinkling lights. Wrap up the evening by joining staff on an outdoor journey to see real fireflies. (Bring one flashlight per person.)