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Parent & Me

Parent & Me is a program for families with children ages 2–5 that encourages free play and child-directed exploration in intimate Museum settings. Parent & Me is held once a week for four weeks on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in the spring and fall. In addition, a special Parent & Me In Motion series is offered on Thursdays in February. Capacity is limited for these programs to ensure families have high-quality experiences. 

The best way to hear updates and receive notice about registration openings for these programs is to sign up for our Youth & Family Programs eNewsletter.

February 2017 Parent & Me in Motion: Show Me Missouri [WAIT-LISTED]

Thursdays: February 2, 9, 16, 23
$15 per child, per four-class series | *FREE for MHM members at the Museum Family level and above

This series is currently booked to capacity, but you may complete a request to be added to our waiting list via the February series event pages below.

Bring your children ages 2-5 to the Museum for an action-oriented version of Parent & Me! Kids will experience the history of St. Louis through movement. At 10:00 each day, families will visit a gallery to enjoy a few hands-on activities and one craft. From 10:25-11:00, kids will join professional dancer and storyteller Mama Lisa for an interactive movement workshop! Each class has a different theme.

Week 1 (February 2): “Map Attack,” featuring Seeking St. Louis: Currents
Week 2 (February 9): “Rolling Route 66,”  featuring Route 66: Main Street through St. Louis 
Week 3 (February 16): “George the Genius,” featuring Seeking St. Louis: Currents 
Week 4 (February 23): “Next Stop,” featuring History Clubhouse

April 2017 Parent & Me: Museum Colors

Wednesday Series: April 5, 12, 19, 26
Thursday Series: April 6, 13, 20, 27
Friday Series: April 7, 14, 21, 28
$15 per child, per four-class series | *FREE for MHM members at the Museum Family level and above

Reservations are required, and space is limited.
You need only complete the online registration once for this series. 
Registration will open on Wednesday, March 1! 
(MHM Members receive early registration access beginning Monday, February 27). 

Bring your children ages 2-5 to experience St. Louis history by exploring the Museum’s exhibits and participating in hands-on activities! Each week families will explore a new gallery and a new color palette! In all Parent and Me classes, families will move throughout the gallery and classroom spaces at their own pace as they complete activities incorporating touch, movement, smell, sound, art, and more. Outdoor activities are planned on some days but are subject to weather. Light snacks will be available.

Week 1 (April 5, 6, 7): Warm Colors featuring Seeking St. Louis: Reflections
Week 2 (April 12, 13, 14): Cool Colors featuring Seeking St. Louis: Currents  
Week 3 (April 19, 20, 21): Marvelous Metallics featuring The 1904 World's Fair: Looking Back at Looking Forward
Week 4 (April 26, 27, 28): Rainbow featuring Route 66: Main Street through St. Louis 

*Members at the Museum Family level and above receive FREE tickets to Parent & Me programs, with the added benefit of early registration. Not a member? Join today! For more information or to check the status of your membership, please contact our Reservations Department at

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