St Louis For Kids
St. Louis, Missouri is a great destination for families. There is something for everyone here, including tons of activities for kids in St Louis. Here are a few St Louis kid activities to check out whether you are visiting the area or have lived here all your life:
St Louis Zoo – one of the nation’s best zoos and filled with fun things for kids to do and see. Wander around and see over 700 species of animals, watch a sea lion show or a 3D movie, or visit the Children’s Zoo which includes a petting zoo, water geyser play area, slide down a see-through chute surrounded by water with otters swimming about, and much more!
Magic House – kids will love this place, with 50,000 square feet of interactive exhibits! There are so many different exhibits where kids can construct the walls of a 2 story firehouse, explore a mirror maze, conduct science experiments, surround themselves in a giant bubble, climb a three story beanstalk, and too many more to list!
City Museum – kids of all ages (and adults, too!) will have a blast in this huge (600,000 square foot) crazy place! Climb on a jungle gym on the roof made of fuselages, fire trucks and giant slinkies, or walk through a cave system, view sharks, stingrays at the aquarium, jump in a giant ball pit, and explore everything else this unique place has to offer.
Butterfly House – wander around this tropical greenhouse while thousands of butterflies fly around you. Wear your pajamas and slippers for their storytelling nights, which include stories about insects such as ladybugs and honeybees and a bedtime snack.
Six Flags St Louis – enjoy tons of roller coasters and rides, including huge slides and a wave pool in Hurricane Harbor (part of Six Flags and free to enter with ticket to the main park).
Grants Farm – see exotic animals, watch animal shows with elephants, parrots and mammals, visit the petting zoo, and see the famous Anheuser Busch Clydesdales.
St Louis Science Center - with so many interactive and educational exhibits, kids of all ages will love the Science Center. See dinosaurs in motion, watch movies on the huge IMAX screen, conduct science experiments, and more!
Art Museum – Located in Forest Park, the Museum houses featured exhibits and new rotating exhibits. Think an art museum isn’t the most kid friendly destination? The Art museum has Family Sundays every Sunday from 1 – 4 pm which includes hands on art products and a fun family tour through the galleries.
Citygarden – a park right in the middle of downtown St Louis, the Citygarden has tons of sculptures and fountains, all of which kids can climb around on and play on. Kids can run around in all of the fountains, including the main fountain which has 102 nozzles that spray water lit up in different colors and patterns 6 ft into the air.