5 Things To Do in St. Louis This Weekend | April 16 – 18

Wednesday April 14, 2021

Here are 5 ideas to help you Explore St. Louis this weekend.

National Park Week

National Park Week starts this Friday, April 17th! Join Gateway Arch National Park in celebrating America’s national treasures. There will be in-person and virtual events for you and your family to enjoy. This Friday, a scavenger hunt for kids through the Museum at the Gateway Arch will take place as well as an Earth Day webinar about native plant species.

Discover Laumiere

This Friday, April 17th, re-discover or Discover Laumeier through an interactive day for all ages! Spend the day at Laumeier Sculpture Park and learn ways you can help the environment. Visit the current exhibition, THE FUTURE IS PRESENT: Art & Global Change, and create art from upcycled materials, learn about invasive species and the benefits of trees, and participate in a nature scavenger hunt. Reservations are required.

Emerson Dinoroarus

A new dinosaur exhibit is coming to the Saint Louis Zoo this month! Starting this Saturday, April 17th, families will be able to enjoy Emerson Dinoroarus. The attraction will feature 16 different groupings of animatronic and stationary dinosaurs. The dinosaurs will represent a vast span of geological time including a life-size triceratops, a 12-foot-tall T-Rex, and an 18-foot-tall brachiosaurus. Tickets are required for this attraction and can be purchased at Zoo entrances.


Head to the Missouri Botanical Garden for OrigamiintheGarden: A Monumental Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Starting this weekend, families will be able to explore 18 awe-inspiring large-scale sculptures including a majestic tower of 1000 cranes, flying birds, painted ponies, emerging butterflies, floating boats, and more. OrigamiintheGarden is included with Garden admission and viewable 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays–Sundays. The last entry is at 4:30 p.m.

Mummies of the World

Embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification at Mummies of the World: The Exhibition at the Saint Louis Science Center. The exhibition features 40 real human and animal mummies and 85 rare artifacts from across the globe. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies from South America, Europe and ancient Egypt, dating as far back as 4,500 years.

We hope you enjoy your weekend in St. Louis. Make sure to share your St. Louis photos with us using #ExploreStLouis, you could be featured on our social page. For more events and things to do in St. Louis, check out our events calendar.

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