If you're searching for the perfect outing the whole family can enjoy - one that doesn't involve mindlessly staring at screens or fiddling with electronic devices - why not take a trip to one of the many fascinating St. Louis museums? St. Louis offers dozens of options, from art to history and everything in between, making it easy to find something even the pickiest members of your party will want to explore.

City Museum St. Louis

The City Museum is a one-of-a-kind experience for adults and children alike! With four floors of interactive exhibits, tunnels and slides, an outdoor climbing space, an architecture museum, and a cave system to explore, there's plenty to keep everyone occupied all day. If you hit a mid-day slump, head over to the on-site historic Cabin Inn where those over 21 can enjoy a refreshing cocktail or craft brew while the little ones devour a hand-scooped ice cream cone. For a sweeping view of this beautiful city, you can even take a ride on a rooftop Ferris Wheel!

St. Louis Art Museum

Free to all, the St. Louis Art Museum not only offers a world-class exploration of the world of creative art, but it's one of the best free family activities in the state. The museum features a variety of rotating collections spanning more than five millennia of human creation from six continents and nearly every known society. General admission is free every day, while access to special exhibits is free on Fridays.

Campbell House Museum

An opulent Gilded Age mansion that highlights the decadence, flare, and artistry of the 19th century to perfection. Opened in 1943, the Campbell House preserves a way of life few enjoyed and presents it to the general public through original works of art, furnishings, décor, fixtures, thousands of pages of family documents, and an album of 60 photos that show the house in its original splendor.

The Magic House

The St. Louis Children's Museum, fondly known as The Magic House, is a truly hands-on experience for kids of all ages with hundreds of interactive exhibits that allow children to explore their world in a variety of ways. Each exhibit is designed to spark curiosity, foster creativity, and help children build skills that will help them navigate their fast-paced world. There's even a special section for the littlest learners to play, unencumbered by big-kid enthusiasm.

Saint Louis Science Center


Ninety-six thousand square feet of wonder and discovery await at the Saint Louis Science Center. Free general admission provides access to the museum's main exhibits, which allow visitors to learn about the human body, electricity, our food supply, and much more, while paid areas, such as the OMNIMAX theater, immerse guests in the learning experience.

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