Things to do in St Louis with kids

Have fun with the WHOLE family in St. Louis! There are tons of kid-friendly (and family-friendly!) activities to do! There are critters to visit, art to uncover, and fun activities the parents always LOVE because they combine education with FUN!

Who’s ready to explore!

Want to spend the day with over 10,000 pretty awesome sea creatures? Head on down to World Aquarium. They even have land animals like the very sweet sloth! And of course, the St. Louis Zoo has been entertaining families for a very long time!

Ever gone for a ferris wheel ride on the top of a museum? Now’s your chance! City Museum is a great experience where kids can get creative AND learn! That’s just the beginning - places like Magic House Museum let kids problem solve through hands-on learning and MAGIC! Awesome!

Explore the beauty of nature with the Botanical Garden, or get on the tracks with Pole Position Raceway.

Don’t forget to visit the Gateway Arch - it’s that very famous arch that leans over the whole city. Let’s all meet in St. Louis!

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  • City Museum

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    St Louis

    This St. Louis museum is one of the most unusual in the country, with multi-level madness, a rooftop Ferris Wheel and 3 stories of creativity - including caves!

  • The Gateway Arch

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    (1 miles) St Louis

    The nation’s tallest monument at 630 feet, the Gateway Arch is an iconic attraction for kids to experience! They can visit the very top on a super fun tram, and even watch movies! Iconic St. Louis!

  • World Aquarium

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    (1 miles) St. Louis

    Over 10,000 outrageous sea creatures and fun river critters await you at this St.Louis aquarium, with interactive fun for kids too!

  • The Earthways Center

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    (2 miles) St Louis

    The EarthWays Home, a three-story Victorian residence built in 1885 at 3617 Grandel Square, was renovated in 1994 to showcase practical demonstrations of energy efficient systems, recycled products ...

  • Missouri Botanical Garden

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    (3 miles) St Louis

    Visit the country's OLDEST botanical garden in continuous operation! An oasis in St. Louis, with 79 acres of beautiful displays and gardens.

  • St Louis Science Center

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    (4 miles) St Louis

    Explore science and learning with your children as they begin to understand the world around them. Families can experience the remarkable natural world together in a nurturing child-friendly ...

  • St Louis Zoo

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    (5 miles) St Louis

    he Saint Louis Zoo has educated, entertained and earned a place in the hearts of St. Louisans for generations. With the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904, there began a long and slow process to ...

  • Saint Louis Art Museum

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    (5 miles) St Louis

    The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums, containing more than 30,000 works of art.

  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

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    (8 miles) Collinsville

    A fascinating UNESCO site of what was once one of the greatest cities in the world!

  • Lazer Force Lazer Tag Caseyville

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    (8 miles) Caseyville

    A super atmospheric two storey lazer tag arena with full arcade and even indoor mini golf!

  • Grants Farm

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    (10 miles) St Louis

    There are many exciting animal encounters possible at Grant's Farm, the 281-acre ancestral home of the Busch family. The Farm is home to more than 900 animals representing more than 100 different ...

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (10 miles) St Louis

    High standard indoor karting, for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.

  • Americas Incredible Pizza Company

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    (11 miles) St Louis

    Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf, Bumper Cars, Go-Karts, Bowling + loads more fun

  • The Magic House Museum

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    (12 miles) St Louis

    Hands-on learning experiences in St. Louis that encourage experimentation, creativity and the development of problem-solving skills for kids!

  • Go Ape Creve Coeur Park

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    (16 miles) St. Louis

    Zip, swing and climb through the ONLY treetop adventure course in Missouri! Great fun for active kids!

  • Putting Edge

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    (16 miles) Hazelwood

    Mini golf with a difference where it's all glow in the dark! Fun arcade too for those family days out in St. Louis!

  • National Great Rivers Museum

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    (17 miles) East Alton

    This 12,000-square-foot facility is the result of a collaboration of the Corps and the nonprofit Meeting of the Great Rivers Foundation and tells the story of the Mississippi River. The Museum ...

  • Edwardsville Children's Museum

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    (18 miles) Edwardsville

    All things fun and play in this colorful Illinois children's museum, with hands-on exhibits perfect for those little ones to learn through play.

  • Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center

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    (18 miles) St. Charles

    Near the Missouri River is this historical attraction featuring exhibits all about that famous Lewis & Clark expedition!

  • The Butterfly House

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    (19 miles) Chesterfield

    The mission of the Butterfly House, a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden, is to foster a better understanding and increased awareness of our natural world. This facility presents an ...

  • Blanchette Park and Aquatic Center

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    (19 miles) St Charles

    The Blanchette Aquatic Center is complete with two waterslides, an otter slide, a children's water playground, lily pad walk, diving area, lap swimming, and more. Added in 2004 is a drop slide sure ...

  • Raging Rivers Water Park

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    (26 miles) Grafton

    Fun in the sun over summer at this family friendly Illinois water park! With wave pools, rivers, slides and swirlpools...great fun for all ages!

  • Six Flags St Louis

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    (27 miles) Eureka

    Six Flags St. Louis has it all - with those screaming coasters to those charming kiddie rides! With water rides too, get ready to enjoy this family classic theme park!

  • Meramec Caverns

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    (54 miles) Stanton

    Natural wonders to explore in Meramec Valley, with cave tours for the whole family - and handicap accessible!

  • Knights Action Park

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    (82 miles) Springfield

    Water fun, go-carts, ferris wheels, golf, batting cages and so much more in this Springfield adventure park!

  • Kidz Play Zone

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    (83 miles) Carbondale

    Fun indoor play with inflatables to bounce and bounce on! Kids can also enjoy the games table with foosball and air hockey.

  • Henson Robinson Zoo

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    (83 miles) Springfield

    Over 90 species from all over the world at this beautiful Springfield Zoo, giving kids a great day of animal-tastic learning!

  • Illinois State Museum

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    (84 miles) Springfield

    The Illinois State Museum promotes discovery, learning, and an appreciation of Illinois' natural, cultural, and artistic heritage. The Museum's extensive collections and research activities provide ...

  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site

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    (86 miles) Springfield

    A historic attraction for kids where they can explore the home where Abraham Lincoln lived before becoming president. A trip back in time!

  • Springfield Walks

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    (86 miles) Springfield

    Fun and fascinating walking tours around the wonderful city of Springfield, Illinois. Includes a full haunted history tour! Great for kids aged 5 and up.

  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

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    (86 miles) Springfield

    A fascinating, historical and educational day with the whole family as you walk through the life and times of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Big Creek RV Park

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    (87 miles) Annapolis

    Big Creek RV Park in Missouri offer a family friendly campsite where you family can enjoy not only the on-site activities, like the swimming pool, but also the fun adventures to be had nearby, such ...

  • Lazy L Safari Park

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    (92 miles) Cape Girardeau

    Africa comes to Missouri with this walk-thru zoo, with over 50 different species from all over the world, with a petting zoo and gemstone mining too!

  • Mark Twain Cave

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    (95 miles) Hannibal

    Fascinating 55 minute tours into the Mark Twain Caves, as well as fun activities like special seasonal tours and Mark Twain shows.

  • Sawyer's Creek Funpark

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    (96 miles) Hannibal

    Mini Golf, Bumper Boats, Water Wars, a Bounce House and much more at this Missouri family fun park!