5 Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis | April 13 – April 15

Thursday April 12, 2018

Happy Friday! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend in St. Louis including Destination Moon at the Saint Louis Science Center, Grant’s Farm Opening Weekend and more.

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission | April 14 – September 3

The Space Race returns to St. Louis with the Saint Louis Science Center exhibit ‘Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission’. The SLSC was chosen as one of only four science museums in the country to display this exhibit from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The exhibition will feature the intact Apollo 11 command module Columbia, as well as more than 20 other one-of-a-kind artifacts from the historic mission. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to see these magnificent artifacts.

Art Up Late: Faster  | April 13

A better reason to stay up late. The Contemporary Art Museum keeps the doors open until midnight one Friday each season for an exhibition-themed celebration. Inspired by Salvatore Scarpitta: Racing CarsFaster invites you to explore your inner racer. Join CAM for a dance party featuring sounds by James Biko (formerly known as Nappy DJ Needles)a performance by the Consuming Kinetics Dance Company, and photo ops of duel-engine racing cars from Margay Racing.

Grant’s Farm Opening Weekend | April 14

Grant’s Farm is open for the 2018 season! Guests are invited to celebrate the opening of this St. Louis family-favorite and experience the many fun activities including, goat and parakeet feedings, animal encounter shows including three daily elephant shows, camel rides and behind-the-scenes Budweiser Clydesdales tours. Fun Passes will also be available for $6 which include one carousel ride, a snow cone and two goat feeding bottles. As is the tradition, guests age 21 and older can also enjoy two complimentary samples of Anheuser-Busch beers in the Bauernhof.

ThurtenE Carnival | April 13 – 15

ThurtenE Carnival is the oldest and largest student-run carnival in America, held annually at Washington University in St. Louis. This year, we’ll be in the heart of campus near Francis Field. Enjoy a weekend filled with rides, games, student booths, facades, food, and more. Stop by to experience the tradition, and the fun.

Saint Louis Ballet Presents Cinderella | April 13 – 15

Nothing portrays this rags-to-riches tale better than the ballet of Cinderella. It was composed by Sergei Prokofiev and first performed at the Bolshoi Theatre in 1945. Known for its jubilant music, comic roles and lush scenery, it has inspired many choreographers and spawned many productions throughout the world. Choreographed by Gen Horiuchi, Cinderella is one of the most popular ballets in Saint Louis Ballet’s repertoire.

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 here.  For more events, festivals and things to do in St. Louis, check out our events calendar.

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