Kids can explore our beautiful planet at The Nature Institute.Photo courtesy of The Nature Institute.
Earth Day is a great opportunity to spark a conversation with your child about caring for our planet, and with numerous parks, gardens and natural areas, there are plenty of fun ways to continue that conversation throughout the year. Plan an outing to these St. Louis destinations, which are sure to inspire a lifelong love of nature in your child.
Grab a sandwich from Smokehouse Market and enjoy the view at nearby Chesterfield Central Park.Photo courtesy City of Chesterfield.
A picnic with the family doesn’t have to be a painstaking ordeal of preparation. Take away the stress of packing the perfect picnic lunch and stop by one of these great restaurants for “to-go” fare that’s sure to please every member of your family, then find your urban oasis in and around St. Louis at one of these unique parks.
When it comes to learning about animals, St. Louis more than earns its tiger stripes, with options ranging from traditional farm experiences and wildlife viewing to adventure-packed safaris amongst animals from far-off lands. Take a walk on the wild side with your little critters at these top destinations for animal encounters of the fuzzy, furry and feathered kind.
Build a kite or bring your own for the Kite Festival at 370 Lakeside Park in St. Peters.Photo courtesy City of St. Peters.
Winter is (almost) over and spring will blow in soon, bringing excellent kite-flying conditions. Kite flying brings fun and relaxation to beginner and advanced flyers alike. Windy days, coupled with the perfect kite, can make for an exciting outdoor adventure. Find the right kite for your age and skill level and you’ll be ready to soar to new heights! Kites come in a variety of styles and shapes. To help you select the right one, here’s a quick look at the most popular kites.