More ways to ride out the post-Christmas doldrums (Dec. 28-30)

December 27, 2007

As promised yesterday (but being published a little later than I intended!), here’s a rundown of what’s happening at some local institutions. These are all worth showing off to out-of-town relatives and friends anyway; the family-friendly activities are sort of a bonus.

  • Saint Louis Art Museum’s holiday family break, tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Kids can make “beautiful artwork” in the main Sculpture Hall each of the days, but Sunday has the extra attraction of being the weekly demo day. There are also half-hour family tours that afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Call 314.721.0072 or visit the Web site.
  • The “Magic of the Holidays” exhibit is still on at Grant’s Farm until Sunday, 5 to 10 p.m. nightly. (Admission is free, parking is $20.) Santa’s probably no longer hanging around, but there will still be lights and shows and penguins and all the rest. Call 314.843.1700 or visit the Web site. Penguins
  • The Missouri History Museum has a slate of events between now and New Year’s Day. Some — the 30-minute gallery talks (Saturday’s is at 2 p.m.) and the storytelling, for example — are year-round but have special themes for the season. The storytelling program’s focus is on the Kwanzaa principle of Ujima (solving problems and working together). It’s at 10:30 a.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday. The gallery talks’ theme is early holiday traditions in St. Louis. Also note that admission to the special exhibits is free on New Year’s Day, with special hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 314.746.4599 or visit the Web site.

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