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Homeschool Hour

Calling all homeschoolers! Mastodon State Historic Site is hosting Homeschool Hour to serve our local home school communities! Each month, homeschoolers of all ages can join us for fun educational activities focused on selected park topics, listed below. January: Archaeological Inferences February: Geology: Rocks and Soil March: The Water Cycle and Watersheds April: Aquatic Organisms and Stream Health Homeschool Hours during January, February, and March will take place inside the museum auditorium, located at 1050 Charles J. Becker Drive in Imperial. The April Homeschool Hour will take place outdoors and will meet at the picnic shelter in the picnic area, located at 1800 Seckman Road in Imperial. The April Homeschool Hour will include hands-on "field work" in Rock Creek, so come prepared to get wet! Wear clothes and closed-toe shoes that can get wet and dirty. Registration is required and space is limited.


Senior Archaeology Day

Senior citizens, this program is for you. Join us for your very own Archaeology Day on Tuesday, April 16! Activities will include a presentation about archaeology at Mastodon State Historic Site, a chocolate chip cookie excavation, atlatl throwing, an "ask an archaeologist" session with Missouri State Parks archaeologist Rachel Campbell, an optional guided hike to the Kimmswick Bone Bed, free lunch, and more! This program will begin at the historic site museum but will include optional outdoor activities. The outdoor activities, including atlatl throwing and the guided hike, may be canceled if inclement weather occurs. Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes. This is a FREE program made possible by Seniors to Parks. Any seniors may attend. Registration is REQUIRED. The registration deadline is April 9.


Super Secret Spy Hike

Calling all super spies! Join us on this top secret assignment at the Spring Branch Trail. Our Lead Spy will brief you on Leave No Trace secrecy and then will administer your super secret spy oath. Your mission, should you choose to accept, is to is to help us survey various persons of interests, including Mr. Squirrel, the Flock, and the Mosquito Mafia. This is a FREE interpretive program. This program is designed for families with elementary-aged children, but all families are welcome. This program will meet at the Spring Branch Trailhead, located in the picnic area at 1800 Seckman Road in Imperial. This program will include a hike along the Spring Branch Trail. Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Registration is required. Please call the site office, 636-464-2976 or visit icampmo.com to register.


Toddler Thursday

Come learn, create and play at Mastodon State Historic Site! Our new Toddler Thursday programs are designed for toddlers and their grown-ups. Each Toddler Thursday focuses on a different topic and includes activities and a craft. These programs are free and take place in the museum auditorium. Registration is appreciated.