Storytelling programs in the History Clubhouse engage the Missouri History Museum’s youngest visitors and their families with historic objects and museum settings through both traditional and contemporary storybooks as well as hands-on crafts.
The skies are filled with animals in flight in our warm summer months. Which winged wonders will we witness each week? Will nature surprise us with something new? Join us and discover your favorite of nature’s wonders. All ages. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.
Have you ever wondered how lightning bugs light up? Come to Washington Township Park for this night hike all about lightning bugs/fireflies. Come see if you can spot any! Hike meets at the gazebo, near the orange slide.
With relatively warm, lengthening nights and one of the best meteor showers of the year, the months of August and September are a great time to check out the night sky, even if it's just from your backyard with no fancy equipment. Students will leave this class prepared to observe the season’s major celestial landmarks and events visible with the unaided eye – including individual stars, constellations, another galaxy, planets, the Moon, and the Perseid and Delta Aquarid meteor showers.
Join us every Monday (except certain holidays) for $1 studio time for kids 5 & under. (pottery pieces sold separately)
Kids love to paint & our paints are water-based, non-toxic and come out of everything. Bring your kids in & let them get creative. Not valid on certain holidays. Please check our calendar for updates.
Weekly Playgroup at the Nature Playscape. Playgroup happens every Friday at 10 AM.
Our trails and Nature Playscape are open every day dawn to dusk, and playtime could be any time, but the goal of the playgroup is to create a coordinated time for parents and guardians to bring their kiddos out for group socialization and outdoor play. The more the merrier! This program is meant to be fun and casual so that everyone can move at their own pace, and come and go as they please.
For those who arrive at 10 a.m., a staff member or volunteer will be available to lead everyone to the Nature Playscape and give a brief welcome and introduction.
Weekly Playgroup at the Nature Playscape. It’s a great time for play time!
Delicious famous Shoup Dogs, three stages of entertainment, hot dog eating contest, dachshund racing, dog dock diving, RC derby, 5K Bun Run/walk, classic car show, 150+ vendors, street vaulting and more fun for the entire family!
Discover your inner creative child! Join us for our open house to discover how you can create in clay, fused glass, STEM and more! Monthly classes for only $60 an hour with up to 6 participants. Ask questions, look around and explore!