5 Things To Do in St. Louis This Weekend | October 9 – 11

Thursday October 8, 2020

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

Explore the Rivers of St. Louis | October 9-11

St. Louis’ own Tina Turner said it best, “If you come down to the river, bet you gonna find some people who live.” In addition to being the birthplace of Tina Turner, did you know St. Louis is the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers? Did you also know several St. Louis attractions are featuring different aspects of the Mississippi River right now? As you’re re-exploring St. Louis, don’t miss out on the Missouri History Museum’s Mighty Mississippi Exhibition, the Confluence at the St. Louis Aquarium, or a Riverboat Cruise of the Mississippi River!

Thies Farm and Greenhouses’ | October 9-11

Check out Pumpkin Land at their Hanley location this weekend. Activities include a play area created from hay including a hay pirate ship, corn maze, tire swings, wagon ride around the grounds, and animals on view, including a baby llama. This year, reservations are required for 1.5-hour time slots and can be made by calling 314-429-5506. Admission is $9 per person and free for children 3 and younger. There is also an apple-picking orchard for an additional charge and pumpkin picking.

St. Louis Union Station’s Halloween Experience | October 9-11

All aboard this weekend, October 9, for a themed walking journey through St. Louis Union Station’s historic railroad terminal’s stationary rail cars. Each car will feature a different theme including pirates, witches, and a candy wonderland. Other celebrations include a large tent filled with a not-so-scary maze, a series of boo-rific decorated rooms, and a big barnyard where guests 12 and under receive a free pumpkin. Ticket options are available. Appropriate social distancing and masks are required. Register and purchase tickets here.

Saint Louis Science Center’s Science Spooktacular | October 9-11

Get ready for science thrills at the Saint Louis Science Center’s annual Science Spooktacular. This is a no-cost, candy-free event packed with Halloween-themed festivities for the entire family. Enjoy an interactive experience as you navigate your way through the different galleries. You’ll learn about real, everyday monsters and why they play an important role in our ecosystem, life and more. Free to attend, you do not want to miss it!

BOOterfly House | October 9-11

Celebrate bugs, butterflies, and plants that are wonderfully wicked this weekend at the BOOterfly House! Meet new frightful friends in the Creepy Crawly Cave, watch out for Botanicals Gone Mad in the Conservatory, and spy on spectacular spiders with the Muffet Family. BOOterfly House runs daily in October from 10 am – 4 pm. Advanced tickets are required – visit their reservations page for various ticket options and prices.

Find a full list of places to re-explore responsibly at Passport to STL.


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