Kids prepare for the solar car race
Kids prepare for the solar car race!

In addition to the many sustainability-focused exhibits and presentations, and the wonderful food and entertainment, we also have fun, family-friendly events and activities planned throughout the day!

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*Fun Pass
Available at the Butterfly House and St. Louis Carousel entrances, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Festival visitors can also enjoy the year-round attractions of this site. A $4 Fun Pass will be available for entry to the Butterfly House’s Tropical Conservatory and unlimited rides on the St. Louis Carousel.


Scheduled Events

Yoga on the Garden grounds
Faust Park Lawn
9–10 a.m.
Free, All Levels Yoga Class
Led by Yoga Buzz.
Mats are welcome but not required.

Shelter Pavilion
11 a.m.–noon
Wings Over Water
This fun educational program features the World Bird Sanctuary’s birds of prey up close and in flight!
Sponsored by Missouri American Water

Girl painting bus
Parking lot, near St. Louis Carousel
noon–2 p.m.
Bus Painting
Paint an eco-mural on a Metro bus with William Burton, Jr. and Robert A. Ketchens.
Sponsored by Ameren Missouri


Children's Activities

Children's Activities Area sponsored by UMB Bank

The following experiences are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Faust Park Lawn
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Decorate a tileHabitat for Humanity
  • Jump rope make-and-takeShining Rivers Waldorf School (fee charged)
  • Activities and games for the kids; meet a Canine Good CitizenHumane Society of Missouri
  • Plant it: work with plantable pots and plantable wildflower paper—PLANT ITS Plantable Paper
  • Solar oven s’mores: make a snack in our solar oven
  • Face paintingSarah Bayless (fee charged)
Exhibit Hall,
Butterfly House (indoors)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Explore the many insect and other arthropod displays.
(Note: Fun Pass* purchase required to visit the
Tropical Conservatory, home to more than 1,500 free-flying butterflies.)

Boy in butterfly costume 
Lopata Learning Lab,
Butterfly House (indoors)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Explore the world of insects with fun, educational activities.
Alternative Vehicles Area (adjacent to full-sized solar car)
Solar Car Races at 12:30 and
2:30 p.m.
  • Toy solar car construction and races! Purchase kit and build a car in advance in Children’s Activities Area, $10 per kit or two for $15. Races at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.


Historic Village Walking Tours

Adjacent to the Festival grounds
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Building in Faust Historic VillageSelf-guided tours with costumed Faust Park staff on-hand to answer questions.
Stroll and discover the architecture and history of four homes and 16 structures representing a variety of building and architectural styles, from log to brick. Spanning a period from 1840 to 1910, the Village illustrates differences in lifestyle representing various professions, developments and needs of the period