City Museum

St. Louis, MO

Where are we going?

City Museum
701 N 15th St
St. Louis
MO 63103

314 231 2489

What is there to do?

Never has an adventure been so understated in it's title as the City Museum!

This incredible St. Louis museum is 600,000 sq ft of children's funhouse, unique architecture, and plauyground!

Why don't we start with a super fun fact? Did you know that the rooftop offers a rope ramp slide, stepping stone Splash Pond, a massive rope swing and Ferris Wheel? A Ferris Wheel on the roof! We told you this wasn't any old museum!

The City Museum is a fascinating place for families to just come and explore, and experiment. The 3rd floor houses Toddler Town for those younger curious minds, as well as a recreated carnival midway, a hands on art studio and architectural museum display. Pretty cool!

The 2nd floor's standout feature is the kids' aquarium boasting tunnels and tubes for the kids to move within (yet underneath) the live sea life exhibits. 

The first floor is sincerely an adventure, with adult sized tunnels, tubes and meandering mazes littered with creative genius, and the mezzanine offers views of the aquarium and ponds, a two storey slide and climbing delights. Phew! That's a lot of exploring to do!

And have we mentioned the Enchanted Caves beneath the building itself? In the semi dark? With the 10 story spiral slide??? A visit to the City Museum is the only real way to appreciate how unique it really is - so take us to St. Louis, the City Museum is waiting!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $12, plus $5 for rooftop access

Children: Same as adult

Discount: $10 after 5pm on Fridays & Saturdays

Free Under: 2 years


Need a little extra help?

The museum is accessible, but there are a few areas that might be difficult to navigate. The caves are tricky, and the jungle gym is multiple levels and require climbing


When can we go?

9am - 6pm Mon - Thurs / 9am - 12am Fri / 11am - 5pm Sun

Year round


Any top tips?

There is usually a line in the morning, but there is so much to see try and get there before lunch!

I’m Hungry!

There is a sandwich shop with handcrafted breads, salads and pastries, and there is the Elephant Cafe with hot dogs and circus fare! There is also BBQs, a log cabin inn, and roof top cantina!

Healthy Eating

There are healthy options in Sandwiches in the City! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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