Guide to Spring Break in St. Louis: Festivals, Events, Things to Do

Most young 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. Especially when the weather warms up come springtime, there are many events and activities that are outdoors. Take the kids out for a day at the zoo or go to a hands-on learning class at the botanical gardens. There are also plenty of shows that start the spring season, whether that's sing-alongs, circus, or movies for young tots. No matter what you and your family prefer, there are plenty of activities for everyone. 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 parks 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

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    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. The Penguin & Puffin Coast exhibit is a favorite as are the daily sea lion shows at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 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 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 15, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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    Children's Garden Opens

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    Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden

    The Children's Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden opens for the season with a big celebration in April. It's then open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through October. Admission is $5 for children. Adults get in free. 

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    The circus comes to the Family Arena in St. Charles on March 21, 2019. The high-flying show has all your circus favorites including clowns, acrobats, tigers, elephants, and more. Tickets are $18 to $38.

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