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Get Out of the Cold and into the Fun

These family-friendly activities will warm up everyone.

Have you had enough of the cold and snow? Grab your family and warm up with these fun indoor activities:

 Music And Movement  

Where/When:  St. Louis County Library, Headquarters, East Room, 1640 S. Lindbergh Friday, February 11, 2011, 1—2 p.m.

Why Go:  Shake off the winter blues with musical activities designed for your preschoolers.  Experience music in a variety of ways with finger plays, movement activities and songs.  Perfect for ages 2 through 6 years

Pricing: Free

More information:   (314) 994-3300

Valentine’s Day Bingo

Where/When:  Whole Foods Market, Town and Country; Café area

Saturday, February 12, 2011; 1 p.m.—3 p.m.

Why Go:  Family members of all ages can try their hand at bingo; a new game starts every 20 minutes.  Prizes for adults include items from the store; kids receive fun Valentine’s Day cards to hand out to their friends.

Pricing: Free.

More information:   (314) 781-0900

Bugaloo: Nature’s Shapes and Colors

 Where/When:  Lopata Learning Lab, The Butterfly House - Faust Park, 15193 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield;

Sunday, February 13, 2011, 11 a.m.—2 p.m.

Why Go:  The temperature is 85 degrees!  And there’s nothing like a burst of color to brighten the grays of winter.  Celebrate the shapes and colors of Mother Nature with fun books, learning games, hands-on discoveries and insects.  For children ages 2 to 4 with their families.

Pricing: $6.00 general admission; $4.50 seniors (65+); $4.00 children 3-12; free   children 2 and under; free Missouri Botanical Garden members

More information:   (636) 530-0076

Delta Dental Winter Zoo

 Where/When:  The Living World at the Saint Louis Zoo

Sundays, February 13, 20, and 27, 2011; 11 a.m.—4 p.m.

Why Go:  Have fun while learning about good dental health. Participate in a variety of activities:  Land of Smiles stage show where each child will receive a free goodie bag; party with Radio Disney; stroll with the penguins. Activities are geared toward kids 2-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservations are needed.

Pricing: Admission to the Zoo and Winter Zoo activities is free.

More information:   (314) 781-0900

Celebrate Rainforests and 50 years of the Climatron®

Where/When: Brookings Interpretive Center, Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd.

Now through Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011

Open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last weekday entry at 2 p.m.),

Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why Go:  Bask in the tropical warmth that is the Climatron.  Enjoy family activities including interactive learning games, puppet theaters, role-playing, puzzle-solving, trivia challenges, and hand-crafted souvenirs or gifts to make and take home.

Pricing: $8 adults; $4 St. Louis City/County residents; free children ages 12 and under. Free Garden members.

More information:  (314) 577-5100, 1-800-642-8842 toll free

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