In the Neighborhood
Euclid and Lindell
Bob Kramer’s Marionettes
4143 Laclede Ave.
St Louis Zoo
More than just your typical zoo, the St. Louis Zoo has a model train that you can ride around the zoo, a children’s zoo which encourages petting and feeding, a carousel and animal shows. Best of all, it's free!
St. Louis Science Center
The Science Center is an educational extravaganza for the young and old. Hands-on activities, life-sized moving dinosaurs, computers on which to work, a laser show, exhibits on ecology and the environment and a 4 story Omnimax theater. Our favorite is The Discovery room a play room for toddlers.
5050 Oakland Ave.
In the City
Missouri Botanical Gardens
4344 Shaw Boulevard
Automated events hotline: 577.9400
Although “museum” is in the name, the City Museum might be more accurately described as an indoor 3 story playground. A little wild for those at the younger end of toddler hood, the city museum is a wonderful place to run around and explore. Built from architectural and mechanical artifacts from around the city, the museum is comprised of many different hands on activities including a two-story slide, 2 ball pits, one for younger children and one for older, and a model train that young kids can ride.
701 N. 15th St. (Downtown)
Eugene Field House and Toy Museum
The house belonged to Eugene Field, poet, (“Little Boy Blue”) it is furnished with personal treasures, furniture and antique toys belonging to the Field family.
634 S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63101
Art gallery with classes for children and adults in pottery, drawing, painting, sculpturing, fabric design and others.
COCA for kids
The Center for Contemporary Arts offers classes in dance, music, theatre, and storytelling for preschoolers on up.
524 Trinity Ave.
Worth the Drive
The 281-acre ancestral home of the Busch family, located just south of the city of St. Louis, is home to more than 1,000 animals representing more than 100 different species from six continents. Grant's Farm, operated by Anheuser-Busch, Inc., has been a St. Louis tradition for over five decades. More than 22 million guests have visited this popular family attraction during its history.
The Magic House is rated #1 national attraction for child appeal on the Zagat U.S. Family Travel Guide. It is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to pro viding children with hands-on learning experiences in a creative and stimulating environment.
516 Kirkwood Rd.
Cahokia Mounds Historic Site and Museum
The Mounds are the remains of the largest prehistoric city north of Mexico. The museum has many artifacts dating back to 700 A.D.
7850 Collinsville Rd.