There is nothing more special than a mother’s love. Show mama how much she means to you with a fabulous outing this Mother’s Day. At The Magic House, you can celebrate the holiday on the cheap with free admission just for moms.
Spend the day fishing in the Walker Pond, singing patriotic Karaoke in the Star-Spangled Center, solving mysteries in the Mystery Mezzanine and more. Children can also wish their mom a very special Mother’s Day by creating a one-of-a-kind keepsake just for her in the museum’s hands-on Expericenter.
Mother’s Day at The Magic House • Sunday, May 13 • 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Free admission for Mom • The Magic House
• The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is also offering Mom a special deal over Mother’s Day weekend. While the family enjoys a delightful day of butterflies in free flight, mom will enjoy free admission with the purchase of a paid admission.
Mother’s Day at the Butterfly House • Sunday, May 13 • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Free admission with the purchase of paid admission • The Butterfly House
• Over at the Missouri History Museum, Moms can enjoy the afternoon with a spectacular afternoon of classical music presented by the Landolfi Quartet. Before the concert, stop by Bixby’s, the museum’s in-house restaurant, for a delicious Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch. You’ll nosh on salads, desserts, entrees, omelets and other locally inspired food while dining on the museum overlook.
Mother's Day Concert at the Missouri History Museum • Sunday, May 13 • 1 to 2:30 p.m. • Concert is free; brunch is $32 for adults, $15 for children ages 12 to 4 and free for children 3 and under • Missouri History Museum
• Speaking of brunch, the St. Louis Zoo has a darn good one for Mother’s Day. Complete with carving and waffle stations, breakfast fare, salads, cheeses, chicken, pasta, desserts and more, brunch at the Saint Louis Zoo is a wild way to spend the day. Pre-paid reservations are required.
Mother’s Day Brunch at the St. Louis Zoo • Sunday, May 13 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • $23 for adults ages 12-and-up, $11 per child ages 2 to 11) and free for children under 2 • The Living World at the St. Louis Zoo
• Remember that bike Santa gave you for Christmas? Dust it off and pedal down to the South Grand Mother’s Day Bike Tour. Hit the pavement for a 5-mile ride through Tower Grove Park or take either a 20 or 34-mile ride through some of south city’s most scenic neighborhoods. Along the way, stop by the Compton Hill Water Tower and climb the steps to the best view of the city.
South Grand Mother's Day Bike Tour • Sunday, May 13 • 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. • $8 for riders; Moms and children under 10 ride free • South Grand
By Andrea Wilson, Events Blogger for SmartParenting