2019 Kids to Parks Day

at Missouri State Parks

Missouri State Parks will be participating in the 2019 Kids to Parks Day on May 18. Organized by the National Parks Trust, Kids to Parks Day is a nationwide celebration of the great outdoors and is designed to connect kids and families with their local, state and national parks and public lands. By discovering and exploring parks and public lands, kids across the country can learn about park stewardship, outdoor recreation, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and the history of our country.

This year, as a way to ensure everyone can participate in this nationwide movement, the National Park Trust is expanding their efforts and including any event in May that invites children and families to get outdoors. The official day for National Kids to Parks Day is May 18, 2019, (the third Saturday in May), but we have listed below all the events in Missouri State Parks in May that are associated with the Kids to Parks Day celebration.

For more information about the national initiative, visit the National Park Trust's website at https://www.parktrust.org/kids-to-parks-day/. Click here to read the news release. 

Click on the name of the event in the table below for more information about the event.

Event Date
Name of Event
Location
May 1 The Landing After Hours: Robert Wells and the Missouri State Seal Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, Jefferson City
May 1 - June 30 Dropped and Found Exhibit Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site, Pilot Knob
May 2 Weekly Wildflower Walk Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia
May 3 Duck Identification Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon
May 4 Spring Kids Free Fishing Day Montauk State Park, Salem
May 4 Storytime Saturdays Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon
May 4 Bison Hike Prairie State Park, Mindenmines
May 4 Night Sky Echo Bluff State Park, Eminence
May 4 Kick off the Summer Current River State Park, Salem
May 4 Art Classes in the Park: Native American Inspired Art Forms Graham Cave State Park, Danville
May 4 Hummingbird Banding Onondaga Cave State Park, Leasburg
May 4 Wings Over Weston Weston Bend State Park, Weston
May 4 Spring Park Beautification Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster
May 4 Wildflower Workshop Roaring River State Park, Cassville
May 4 Know Your Knots Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon
May 4 Wellness Hike Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon
May 4 Kids Free Fishing Day Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon
May 9 Weekly Wildflower Walk Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia
May 10 Ozark Astronomy Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon
May 10-11 Old Mill Days Montauk State Park, Salem
May 11 Stream Critters and Health Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia
May 11 Wildflower Hike on Red Bud Trail Crowder State Park, Trenton
May 11 Storytime Saturdays Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon
May 11 Dutch Oven Cooking Echo Bluff State Park, Eminence
May 11 Photo Walk Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon
May 11 Storybook Day at the Park: The Road Home Graham Cave State Park, Danville
May 11 Special Session Saturday: Grow with us: Gardening in the 19th Century First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, St. Charles
May 12 Mother's Day Special Sunday Buffet Montauk State Park, Salem
May 16 Weekly Wildflower Walk Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia
May 18 Kids on the Frontier Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site, Ash Grove
May 18 Storytime Saturdays Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon
May 18 Youth Fishing Day Finger Lakes State Park, Columbia
May 18 The Buzz about Bees and Butterflies Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, Lexington
May 18 Kids Free Fishing Day Roaring River State Park, Cassville
May 18 Spring Blooms Guided Hike Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster
May 18 Nature Bingo Prairie State Park, Mindenmines
May 18 Wow! Wildlife Photography Program Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon
May 18 Babler Tweets Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, Wildwood
May 18 Build a Bluebird House Pomme de Terre State Park, Pittsburg
May 18-19 Historical Children's Festival First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, St. Charles
May 19 Row with a Ranger Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton
May 19 Ranger Ride Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon
May 19 Ride with a Ranger Bicycle Ride Roaring River State Park, Cassville
May 24 Geology and Rock Display Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon
May 24-27 Summer On-Season Kick-Off Washington State Park, De Soto
May 25 Birds of Prey Montauk State Park, Salem
May 25 Storytime Saturdays Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon
May 25 Memorial Day Virtual Scavenger Hunt Graham Cave State Park, Danville
May 25 Park Scavenger Hunt Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park, Miami
May 25 Owl Prowl Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park, Miami
May 25-Aug. 4 Living History Farm Program Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site, Lawson
May 25 Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration Crowder State Park, Trenton
May 25-26 Cathedral Cave Night Tours Onondaga Cave State Park, Leasburg
May 25 Nature Games Crowder State Park, Trenton
May 25 Explorer Hour Crowder State Park, Trenton
May 27 Nature Craft Central Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster

 

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