City Museum

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by caromeow on February 16, 2005

This is not so much a museum; it’s more like a giant playground. This is my FAVORITE place in St. Louis but also the most difficult to describe. The first time I went was with two little girls I babysat, but adventurous young adults will also have a great time. Basically, it's a giant playground on three stories made mostly of recycled materials. There are tunnels to crawl through, some of which hang from the ceiling! The lower level is made to look like a cave. There are tons of surprises! Kids will DEFINITELY have a great time, and when they drag you along with them, you'll be amazed at the tiny spaces you somehow manage to fit through. Apparently, they've now added an aquarium, but I've not been so I can't say much about it.

There's a portion of the museum outside and a circus on the upper floor, with frequent shows that the kids will enjoy. There's also a café where some parents chat and read while their kids run around; however, especially with small children, you should keep a close eye on them, as it can be a potentially dangerous place to play. The museum is open late on Friday nights, when it becomes more a place for teens and young adults to act like kids. So fun! Wear thick pants, because your knees WILL get scraped up. Just go with it.

City Museum
701 North 15th St.
St. Louis, Missouri, 63103
(314) 231-2489

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