Whether your family is just beginning or all grown up, there are several museums in St. Louis that everyone is sure to enjoy.
The City Museum is an architectural marvel combining a children’s playground, funhouse, caves, an aquarium, and more. Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company building, City Museum has delighted people of all ages for years; it is also a recycler’s paradise, with many of the exhibits constructed from repurposed industrial objects. Be sure to visit the rooftop Ferris Wheel and the ten-story slide.
Old Court House
Experience a rich part of American History at the site of the first of two trails of the momentous Dred Scott case and also where Virginia Minor fought for women's right to vote. The Old Court House is home to four exhibit galleries, providing a rich history of early St. Louis. Trial re-enactments, ranger-led tours and other fun kids activities are available on site. Admission is free.
Saint Louis Art Museum
Originally built as the Fine Arts Palace of the 1904 World's Fair, the Saint Louis Art Museum preserves and collects works of art of the highest quality. Collections include works of art from virtually every time period and culture. The Museum is proud to present numerous hands-on art activities and lively 30-minute family tours through the gallery. Admission is free.
Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis
Contemporary Art Museum is home to a vast art collection with ever-changing exhibits and creative programs. Numerous kid-friendly activities are available, including, art activities, story telling, and performances. Stroller tours of the gallery are recommended for younger children, lasting about 45 minutes and will focus on a different aspect of each exhibit. Check with our concierge for a listing of current events.
Missouri History Museum
Built as the first national monument to Thomas Jefferson the museum provides a rich history of the founding of Saint Louis in 1764 up to the present day. Enjoy a variety of activities including story-telling, theater performances, hands-on projects inspired by objects in the museum and more. Bixby's restaurant located within the museum is a great place to grab, brunch, lunch or a convenient afternoon snack. Admission to the museum is free.
Museum of Transportation
The Museum of Transportation houses one of the world’s largest collections of transportation vehicles, including an extensive collection of American rail power. Located on 129 acres, the museum has one of the two first man-made railroad tunnels west of the Mississippi and an incredible research library of related memorabilia and documents.