Spring Break in St. Louis: Fun Events and Activities

Most kids in St. Louis are on Spring Break sometime between mid-March and the first week of April. Many families take the opportunity to head out of town for a little vacation time. For those staying in St. Louis, there's plenty to see and do. Here are some ways to enjoy Spring Break in St. Louis.  

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    Suson Farm Sign
    Photo by David O'Brien

    There are plenty of great park for kids in the St. Louis area, but Suson Park in south St. Louis County has something a little extra. You can take a free tour of the park's working animal farm. The farm has cows, pigs, horses, goats, chickens and more. It's open daily in March from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Starting in April, the farm stays open until 5 p.m. Suson Park also has a nice playground and picnic areas for families. 

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    Blue Morphos at the Butterfly House

    Photo courtesy: Missouri Botanical Garden

    See the Blue Morphos at the Butterfly House in Faust Park. Thousands of these brightly colored butterflies fill the conservatory during the month of March. Admission to the Butterfly House is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3 to 12. While in Faust Park, you can also take a spin on the historic St. Louis Carousel. Rides are $2 each.

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    Photo by Roger Brandt, courtesy St. Louis Zoo

    This spring break, you can take in some returning favorites at the St. Louis Zoo. Penguin & Puffin Coast just reopened after being closed for more than a year. There are also daily sea lion shows at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., from March 14-29, 2015. Admission to the Zoo and Penguin & Puffin Coast are free. Sea Lion show tickets are available at a discounted rate of $2 a person. 

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    Photo by David O'Brien

    Do a little star-gazing during spring break. The St. Louis Astronomical Society is offering several chances for free telescope viewing. They will be outside the Schlafly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library on March 31, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There is also free telescope viewing during the Science Center's monthly Star Party on April, 3, 2015. 

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    Photo courtesy: The Magic House

    Children's China is the current special exhibit at the Magic House in Kirkwood. The exhibit introduces kids of all ages to the culture and customs of China. Admission to the Magic House is $10, or get in free during Friday Family Night on March 20, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.  


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    Children's Garden Opens

    Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden

    The Children's Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden opens for the season with a big celebration on March 28-29, 2015. It's then open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for children. Adults get in free. 

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    Moolah Shrine Circus

    The circus comes to the Family Arena in St. Charles from March 19-22, 2015. The high-flying show has all your circus favorites including clowns, acrobats, tigers, elephants and more. Tickets are $18 to $41.

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    During the month of March, many branches of the St. Louis Public Library are offering free "Kids in the Kitchen" session. There are separate events for elementary age children and older kids. They learn to make everything from Oreo pops to candy sushi. Dates and times vary by branch. For more detailed information see the library's calendar of events

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    LEGO KidsFest

    Kids who love building with LEGOs will have a blast at KidsFest at the America's Center from March 20-22, 2015. See all the latest LEGOs and get the chance to try them out. Tickets are $19.50 for kids and $22.50 for adults.

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    See a free movie at the Sachs Branch of the St. Louis County Library in Chesterfield. The library is showing "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day" on March 20, 2015, at 1 p.m.