While yesterday was crazy warm (70°+ in January?) the coming weeks promise the frigid weather we expect this time of year. Here are some ideas for inside AND outside winter activities to keep you all sane.
Union Station Grand Hall Experience
Buyer’s Specialist Judy Leise went to the Grand Hall Experience at Union Station last night and said it was spectacular. She claims it will impress adults and kids and it’s FREE. It is the largest permanently installed indoor immersive projection mapping show in the United States. Each show consists of three to ten “vignettes” all custom produced for the show and range from local historical facts (narrated by St. Louis natives John Hamm and John Goodman), to the local sports teams, the Mississippi River and to “visual wonder” pieces that exploit what projection mapping can do to the space.
Missouri History Museum
If you haven’t seen the A Walk In 1875 exhibit at the Missouri History Museum, you should get there before it closes in a month, on February 14. Essentially, it is a large pictorial map of 19th century St. Louis that you can walk through, with fantastic illustrations documenting typical scenarios of domestic life and the city. It’s highly informative and entertaining for all ages. And if you do have kids, while there you can also check out the History Clubhouse, which opened last June. This is the museum’s new hands-on interactive area for kids and it is pretty awesome. All FREE.
University City Ice Carnival
If the cold doesn’t bother you, definitely check out the 11th Annual Loop Ice Carnival. Enjoy 50+ Ice Sculptures, $1,000 in Ice Cubes Give Away, Putt-Putt Pub Crawl, Human Dog Sled Races, Frozen Turkey Bowling, Ice Demonstrations, Stilt Walkers, Fire Performers, and more. Website | Facebook Event Page