Okay, we actually really do need some water. We're in the middle of a nationwide drought that's led to ravaged crops and massive, destructive wildfires. And there's nothing like an uncontrolled fire to remind humans of how powerless we are when nature takes the wheel. The Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-746-4599 or www.mohistory.org) explores humanity's complicated relationship with the fascinating flicker of flame in Fire! Friend or Foe. The free exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day (with hours extended to 8 p.m. on Tuesday) through August 3.
June 8-July 19; July 21-Aug. 3, 2012