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Top 6 Holiday FREE + Cheap Things To Do This Weekend In St. Louis

So many great FREE and cheap holiday activities this weekend and so little time!

Here’s our pick of the top 6 holiday-related things to do in the Lou this weekend:

 

FREE: Wonderful Winter At Saint Louis Art Museum Family Sunday

Wonderful Winter at Saint Louis Art MuseumFamilies can enjoy FREE hands-on wintery art activities as part of the Saint Louis Art Museum‘s Family Sunday program, Wonderful Winter from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 6.

Also included: a  lively 30-minute family tour through the galleries. The family tour leaves at 2:30 p.m.

The program repeats on Sunday, December 20.

The Saint Louis Art Museum is located in Forest Park at One Fine Arts Drive.

Emerson FREE Family Night At St. Louis Magic House Children's Museum On Friday

Emerson FREE Family Nights at The Magic House in St. LouisMagic House lovers, it’s time again for Emerson FREE Family Nights.

Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum holds Emerson Free Family Nights  from 5:30 to 9 p.m., on the third Friday of each month. That’s this Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.

On Emerson FREE Family Nights,  a family  of four can enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the Museum at no charge courtesy of Emerson. Two adults in each family plus up to four of their own children are admitted free on these nights. Reservations are not required.

The last Magic House FREE family night for this year will be on Dec. 18, 2015.

A hands-on children’s museum, the Magic House is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis. (Kirkwood Road is the section of Lindbergh Boulevard between Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road.) It features dozens of interactive exhibits for children of all ages and several special events throughout the year.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Orbitz, Nickelodeon and Family Fun Magazine have lauded the Museum’s hands-on exhibits and educational programming.  Zagat named The Magic House the nation’s top family attraction with the most child appeal.

 

 

Emerson FREE Family Night At St. Louis Magic House Children's Museum On Friday

Emerson FREE Family Nights at The Magic House in St. LouisMagic House lovers, it’s time again for Emerson FREE Family Nights.

Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum holds Emerson Free Family Nights  from 5:30 to 9 p.m., on the third Friday of each month. That’s Oct. 16 this month.

On Emerson FREE Family Nights,  a family  of four can enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the Museum at no charge courtesy of Emerson. Two adults in each family plus up to four of their own children are admitted free on these nights. Reservations are not required.

Here are the rest of the FREE family nights for 2015:

November 20, 2015
December 18, 2015
A hands-on children’s museum, the Magic House is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis. (Kirkwood Road is the section of Lindbergh Boulevard between Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road.) It features dozens of interactive exhibits for children of all ages and several special events throughout the year.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Orbitz, Nickelodeon and Family Fun Magazine have lauded the Museum’s hands-on exhibits and educational programming.  Zagat named The Magic House the nation’s top family attraction with the most child appeal.

 

 

Emerson FREE Family Night At St. Louis Magic House Children's Museum On Friday

Emerson FREE Family Nights at The Magic House in St. LouisMagic House lovers, it’s time again for Emerson FREE Family Nights. The next one is Sept. 18, 2015.

Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum holds Emerson Free Family Nights  from 5:30 to 9 p.m., on the third Friday of each month.

On Emerson FREE Family Nights,  a family  of four can enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the Museum at no charge courtesy of Emerson. Two adults in each family plus up to four of their own children are admitted free on these nights. Reservations are not required.

Here are the rest of the FREE family nights for 2015:

October 16, 2015
November 20, 2015
December 18, 2015
A hands-on children’s museum, the Magic House is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis. (Kirkwood Road is the section of Lindbergh Boulevard between Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road.) It features dozens of interactive exhibits for children of all ages and several special events throughout the year.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Orbitz, Nickelodeon and Family Fun Magazine have lauded the Museum’s hands-on exhibits and educational programming.  Zagat named The Magic House the nation’s top family attraction with the most child appeal.

 

 

Emerson FREE Family Night At St. Louis Magic House Children's Museum On Friday

Emerson FREE Family Nights at The Magic House in St. LouisMagic House lovers, get ready!  Emerson FREE Family Nights is coming back around this Friday–Aug. 21, 2015.

Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum holds Emerson Free Family Nights  from 5:30 to 9 p.m., on the third Friday of each month.

On Emerson FREE Family Nights,  a family  of four can enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the Museum at no charge courtesy of Emerson. Two adults in each family plus up to four of their own children are admitted free on these nights. Reservations are not required.

Here are the rest of the FREE family nights for 2015:

September 18, 2015
October 16, 2015
November 20, 2015
December 18, 2015
A hands-on children’s museum, the Magic House is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis. (Kirkwood Road is the section of Lindbergh Boulevard between Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road.) It features dozens of interactive exhibits for children of all ages and several special events throughout the year.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Orbitz, Nickelodeon and Family Fun Magazine have lauded the Museum’s hands-on exhibits and educational programming.  Zagat named The Magic House the nation’s top family attraction with the most child appeal.

 

 

Missouri History Museum Program Portrays Effort To Establish Sumner High School In St. Louis

Sumner High School

Sumner High School

The Missouri History Museum is offering a presentation on the civil rights efforts of African Americans and others in 1875, including the effort to build Sumner High School for blacks in a segregated school system.

The last three performances are 11 a.m. July 29 and 30 and 2 p.m. Aug. 1.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

 

A Walk In 1875 St. Louis Exhibit Spins Off Play

St. Louis 1875The last two performances of a play at the  Missouri History Museum related to its exhibit A Walk in 1875 St. Louis will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015, and Thursday, July 30, in the MacDermott Grand Hall.

Tthe play will explore the lives of touring actors, circuses and other performers at that time.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

 

Local Historian To Discuss Thomas Jefferson, Louisiana Purchase

Local historian Bonnie Vega will discuss Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2015, at the AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room of the Missouri History Museum.

Vega’s lecture is part of the museum’s series of programs on Monday morning about various facets of the area’s history. All programs will start at 10:30 a.m. But the one on Aug. 10 will be at museum’s Library and Research Center.

The remaining programs are:

• Aug. 10 about gangsters, Prohibition and caves.

• Aug. 17 about North America before 1607.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

 

A Walk In 1875 St. Louis Exhibit Spins Off Play

St. Louis 1875The Missouri History Museum exhibit A Walk in 1875 St. Louis includes a play in July.

At least once a week the play will explore the lives of touring actors, circuses and other performers at that time. All performances will start at 2 p.m. be in the MacDermott Grand Hall.

The weekly performance dates are:

• July 23.

• July 28 and 30.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.