Saint Louis Art Museum

St. Louis, MO

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Address: 1 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA Number: 314.721.0072 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums, with over than 34,000 objects in the collection - and that is impressive!

Founded in 1879, today the Saint Louis Art Museum's collections include works of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period, so it's not only an introduction to art for kids, but also a change to learn about history (5,000 years in fact!) and world cultures too!

Areas of note which are truly inspiring include Oceanic art, pre-Columbian art, ancient Chinese bronzes, and European and American art of the late 19th and 20th centuries, with particular strength in 20th-century German painting. 

Kids, have you heard of Picasso, or Monet? Perhaps you have heard of an artist called Vincent van Gogh? We expect you have, and these artists and more all have works within the galleries of the Saint Louis Art Museum!

In fact, it's quite a moment when you realize you are standing face to face with an authentic Warhol (another artist whose work you will see in the museum!)

The Museum also offers a full range of featured exhibitions which rotate, so you can go back and explore something new with every visit.

An art-tastic day out for the family, where kids can be inspired to talk about art, what they love, the colors and the techniques - and there is no wrong answer (that's the beauty of art!).

So let's get ready for a creative and inspiring family day out in Missouri and the Saint Louis Art Museum!

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How much does it cost?



Free entry! (Free daily to museum, free to main exhibitions only on Fridays)



Same as adult


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Uncover the stories of the Museum’s collection every Sunday afternoon with hands-on art activities and a family-friendly tour of the galleries, featuring a new theme every month. The Family Tour begins at 2:30 pm. Space is limited and sign up is required on site beginning at 1 pm each Sunday for that day’s tour.

I'm Hungry!


Panorama is a full-service restaurant open for lunch weekdays and brunch weekends, with dishes inspired by the museum's art and regional ingredients. Then you have a casual cafe serving lunch and snack options - yum!

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The Saint Louis Art Museum provides a variety of learning experiences to connect works of art in our collections and exhibitions with audiences of all ages, backgrounds, and knowledge levels. The Museum has been a leader in arts education since the inception of its professionally staffed education department in 1923. This department offers a range of classes, community outreach activities, family and school programs, gallery talks, lectures, performances, and teacher workshops.

Can I get one of those?


The Museum Shop, in the South Wing, and the Shop in Sculpture Hall carry a wide array of beautiful and eclectic items. At both Shops, you'll find exhibition-related merchandise; jewelry from local, national, and international designers; posters, postcards, and prints depicting favorite works of art; an unparalleled selection of art books; and unique gifts for creative friends and family. They also have a fun assortment of toys, games, books, and art supplies that are sure to inspire every child!

Need a little extra help?


Wheelchairs and personal transporters are welcome, as are service animals (on a leash). There is also accessible parking, and elevators between floors

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Baby Facilities

Strollers are welcome in the Museum, but their use may be restricted in some areas such as the Museum Shops. Strollers are available for loan free of charge at the Information Centers.

When can we go?

10am - 5pm Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 9pm Friday (Garden open 6am - 10pm daily)

Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day

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