Fun Things To Do For Back to School Time

It's that time of year, back-to-school time. It's the perfect time to prepare yourself and your kids for the school year by searching for supplies and making new friends. The St. Louis area is rich in back-to-school activities. There are plenty of programs at local museums to check out and events where you can get all your supplies. We've created a roundup of some standout places to check off your list before the first big day of the school year.

Local History and Fun Places to Prepare for Back-to-School

National Blues Museum

There are musical events at the National Blues Museum every Thursday and Saturday. The Jams are more low-key on Thursday evenings. And Blues on the Block draws local and national talent for performances starting at 4 pm. Check out the schedule of live events or tour the museum so you're up to date on the latest and most terrific blues shaping our culture today.

Six Flags St. Louis

Just admit it, no summer is complete without at least one visit to Six Flags. Roller coasters, cotton candy, and rides galore really help you prepare for returning to school.

St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station

The St. Louis Aquarium is super fun to visit because you can see everything under the water you usually can't see. As we write this, it's shark week (end of July 2023). But there are always sea creatures to admire and research at the aquarium. Plus, if you don't feel like leaving the house, there's an extensive library of online recordings and interactive videos.

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

A little lesser known than some other museums and historical sites in our area but nonetheless intriguing is the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Just across the river lies this site full of information on our local area. Walking the grounds is interesting, but the AR project/program makes it even better. You can really explore what it's like today and hundreds of years ago when over 20,000 people lived in Cahokia.

Back-to-School Events

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

A three-day period where you save 4.22% on MO sales tax. Do your shopping these days and save! Details here.

Urban Expo – Back to School Festival

The Urban League and St. Louis Public Schools work together to host this fantastic community festival, complete with free food, giveaways, and live entertainment. Don't forget to get your haircut on-site and grab a back-to-school bag full of goodies. More info here.

Back-To-School Splash at Splash Station Aquatic

This very popular event only has 800 tickets. The Wentzville Parks and Recreation Department and Wentzville Fire Protection District (WFPD) partner to bring you an excellent day at the pool. Pre-register and you'll get a hotdog, chips, and water. More info here.

Local Places of Worship

Check out your local church to see if they host a Back to School Bash or Extravaganza. You can usually pick up supplies and more at these events. Meet some new people, see old friends, and stop in.

Mastermind Room Escape

And finally, don't forget to stop in Mastermind Room Escape to play a room or two. It's nice and cool, and we're really enjoying summer. Book now!