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If you’re a parent, chances are you’ve spent some time scouring the internet for the best Halloween activities for kids in St. Louis. No matter which area of St. Louis you want to travel to, you’ll find lots of fun Halloween parties and places to show off your Halloween costumes, but if you’re looking specifically in the Forest Park and Central West End area, you’ll have some cool Halloween events to choose from.
Friday, October 28th, 2011 – 10:30 a.m.:
The Missouri History Museum in Forest Park will feature a storytelling session in honor of Halloween. Halloween-themed, but not scary, stories will be read and kids will also get to try on some costumes from the dress up box. This event is free for kids, but if you have other questions, call 314-746-4599.
Saturday, October 29th, 2011 – 3:00-9:00 p.m.:
The Grove neighborhood will host its 2nd annual Open Streets, where streets are closed off to motorists, but opened up to pedestrians and cyclists who want to enjoy the Halloween activities. Kids can go trick or treating at the businesses on Manchester Road, or take part in fun activities such as games, obstacle courses, sports exhibits or haunted houses. There will also be music and food to enjoy during the evening. Check out the Open Streets route for 2011 online and make plans to bring the kids!
Sunday, October 30th, 2011 – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.:
In celebration of their new exhibit, Star Trek: The Exhibition, The St. Louis Science Center will be hosting a Trek or Treat for kids. Children in attendance will participate in space-related and Halloween-themed activities and crafts, including making a Star Trek communicator badge. Visitors may dress up in costume as long as the costume does not include a mask, inappropriate themes for children or anything that interferes with any visitor’s safety. In addition, any weapon props are subject to approval by Science Center security.
If your family is a true group of Trekkies, be sure to dress up as Spock or your other favorites and you’ll snag a discount on admission to Star Trek: The Exhibition! For more information, call 314-289-4424.
Thursday, October 27th through Sunday, October 30th – 5:30-8:30 p.m.:
Boo at the Zoo wraps up this weekend, so if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to get the kids involved. When kids enter the St. Louis Zoo, they’ll be greeted by all kinds of spooky (but not scary) sights just in time for Halloween. Giant cobwebs, skeletons, bats and more will line the paths around the St. Louis Zoo. Kids can check out all the Halloween decorations, make a Halloween craft, dance, ride the cobweb-covered carousel, take silly pictures with their faces on the body of a creepy creature and see some real creatures up close! There will also be storytelling, an animal show called Halloween Hank’s Pirate Adventure and the opportunity to take a night hike where kids will help solve a mystery.
Though kids don’t get to trick or treat at the zoo, children 12 and under will receive a treat bag as they leave the zoo for the evening.
No matter what kind of Halloween activities you’re looking for, St. Louis Forest Park and the Central West End are fun places to be for Halloween 2011.
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