Make a Splash With Family Fun This Weekend

There are plenty of activities in store for residents of Clayton and Richmond Heights, near home and nearby.

Body and mind can both get a fun workout this weekend, with events and activities that can help you and your family get in physical and mental shape for spring.


  • When/Where: Noon to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, community center, Richmond Heights.
  • Why Go: Imagine warmer weather and get ready by swimming with your family. The recreation area of the pool, vortex and lazy river are all open.
  • Pricing: Free for members. There also are daily rates for residents and non-residents.

  • When/Where: 2 p.m. Saturday, .
  • Why Go: Read Across America is a program that aims to spark a love of books in kids. This year's program also coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss! There will be stories, games, arts and crafts and more. 
  • Pricing: Free. 


  • When/Where: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, , Clayton.
  • Why Go: A great way to get your family off the couch on a Sunday. 
  • Pricing: $39 gets you two hours of bowling, four pairs of shoes, a large pizza and a pitcher of soda.

  • When/Where: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (runs through May 5), Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis City.
  • Why Go: You and your family can view a sampling of the 3-D entries created by students in kindergarten through 12th grade for the “Power of Plants” contest. The entries illustrate the properties of plants and the benefits they provide. While you're there, stop by the Annual Orchid Show.
  • Pricing: Free for members and kids under age 12. St. Louis City and County residents, $4 ($3 for seniors). Everyone else, $8.


  • When/Where: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis City.
  • Why Go: NeuroDay features free hands-on activities, giveaways, exhibitior booths, demonstrations and presentations by local scientists—all focusing on the brain, nervous system and neurological disorders. Learn more about your own brain at The Amazing Brain Carnival.
  • Pricing: Free

Look for the Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch Get Out Planner on Thursday, designed for grownups.


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