Calendar of upcoming family events


Congregation B’nai Amoona. Photo: Bill Motchan

Golf at the Galleries

When/Where: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; 12-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 12-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, through Sept. 6 at the Sheldon Art Galleries, 3648 Washington Blvd.

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required: Advanced tickets required; prices range from $5-$10,

Description: This artist-designed, nine-hole mini golf installation has been designed to be inclusive, family friendly and accessible.

The History Clubhouse at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park

When/Where? One-hour play sessions at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays each week throughout the summer

Virtual/In-Person? In-person. All visitors ages 9 and older who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a face mask.

RSVP required? Free, advanced reservations are required by calling 314-361-9017 or by emailing [email protected].

Description: This interactive space is specially designed for children and their families. Start by exploring downtown St. Louis, complete with re-creations of iconic buildings that stand up to 15-feet tall. Then take a trolley ride back in time to serve food at a café during the 1904 World’s Fair, pilot a steamboat on the Mississippi River, and playhouse in the ancient city of Cahokia. Dress up in period costumes, put on a puppet show, fish over the edge of a canoe, and so much more, all while experiencing local history.

Emerson Dinoroarus opens at the Zoo

When/Where? Through Oct. 31 at the St. Louis Zoo

Virtual/In-person? In-person, outdoors

RSVP required? No, but reservations for the zoo are required at

Description: This engaging attraction (in the former children’s zoo area) for all ages features 16 different groupings of animatronic and stationary dinosaurs. The cost is $5.95/ticket with advanced zoo reservation (free for zoo members).

Tot Shabbat

When/Where? Friday, Aug. 6 (also Aug. 20) at 5:45 pm at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman Blvd.

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? No

Description: Outdoor Tot Shabbat services in CRC’s backyard playground is geared toward families with young children. As recommended by the CDC, unvaccinated children over the age of 2 should wear a mask.

Family Friendly Friday Night Service

When/Where: 5:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6 at B’nai Amoona

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required?

Description: Bring all members of the family. Families that register ahead of time will receive a challah to take home.

Outdoor Music at Kol Rinah

When/Where? 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 at Kol Rinah, 7701 Maryland Ave.

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? Registration required, email [email protected]

Description: Outdoor musical service geared toward children from birth to age 5. Masks required for those 2 years and older.

Family Kabbalat Shabbat

When/Where? Friday, Aug. 20 at 5:45 pm at Kol Rinah, 7701 Maryland Ave.

Virtual/In-person? In-person

RSVP required? Registration required. Email [email protected]

Description: Geared toward families with children in preschool through middle school. Masks required for those 2 and up.

Preparing a sweet New Year 

Where/When? Sunday, Aug. 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Nusach Hari B’nai Zion, 650 N. Price Road.

Virtual/In-Person? In-person

RSVP required? RSVP to [email protected]

Description: Join the Young Family program at NHBZ  for a fun and tasty event as we prepare for Rosh Hashanah and a sweet new year! Learn about how honeybees produce honey. Enjoy tasting fresh, natural honey, while learning about why Jews traditionally have honey on Rosh Hashanah!