Two spring openings (Apr. 1)

March 28, 2009

It sure doesn’t feel like spring today (snow in the forecast??!? SNOW?!!?) but by Wednesday (April 1) we should be back to a sunny 60F, just in time for two favorite outdoor activities to open up.

The first tram toward the Museum of Transportation’s train opens that morning at 9:20 a.m., launching a six-days-a-week schedule that runs through the fall. Check the .pdf schedule for April here, and note that if you print it out for your kids to color, you’ll receive a buy-one-get-one-free ticket offer on Fridays throughout the month. The offer repeats in subsequent months, with the deal popping up on different days. Also note that the train rides, while cheap, aren’t quite free: $2 on weekdays and $4 weekends for unlimited rides.

The other April Fools’ Day opening is at the Missouri Botanical Garden, where the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden starts its season with five days of activities (including fact painting, stories, music and a chainsaw artist at work; a schedule is available online). The admission fee, $3 apiece for kids age 3 to 12, is paid at the children’s garden entrance kiosk.  Adults get in free.  (Of course, adult admission to the garden is $8, or $4 for city and county residents — and remember that admission is waived for those residents on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.)

So bide your time today, because things will be warmer soon!


One Response to “Two spring openings (Apr. 1)”

  1. jacobcik Says:

    I cannot wait until the garden in in full bloom so I can add more pictures to my collection, I am ready for the warm weather.

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