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Things to do Monday: Gardenland Express, History museum

GARDEN FUN: The Garden Glow at Missouri Botanical Garden is a nit at night, but there is plenty to do during the day, too. Both adults and kids will find something to like in the Gardenland Express through Jan. 3. G-scale model trains of many eras travel through a festive landscape featuring thousands of plants as the Garden’s annual holiday flower and train show celebrates conifers of the world. You can make a game of it by picking up a paper that sends you on a scavenger hunt looking for such things as special pine cones and tiny figures that are part of the exhibit. Missouri Botanical Garden is at 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis. It’s open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Admission cost: $8 adults 13 and older; free for children 12 and younger; Gardenland Express: $5 ages 3 and up (free for garden members and their children). www.missouribotanicalgarden.org or 314-577-5100.

MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM: Check out the 8-by-20-foot mosaic of the Gateway Arch and St. Louis riverfront at Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis. It’s part of the coffee exhibit at the museum in Forest Park. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Admission is free. Information: mohistory.org or 314-746-4599. Just for kids: The History Clubhouse, the museum’s first long-term exhibit is a place where families can step back in time, discover local history and have some fun doing it. The free exhibit, open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is divided into four St. Louis-area places — downtown St. Louis, the Mississippi River, Cahokia Mounds and Forest Park. Kids can try on vintage clothing, catch magnetic fish, play with blocks that look like city landmarks and more.

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