My kids were not out of school 2 days and they were complaining they were bored. Now my kids are teens and I thought what am I going to do with them. I decided to compile a list of FREE attractions in the ST. LOUIS area. From that list I checked off every attraction we have been to. We had not been to the MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM, THE MUNY or CITYGARDEN. My tweens were not at all excited when I told them we were going to these attractions. I asked them to just give it a chance. We have gone to the MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM and CITYGARDEN. What great places. The tweens like the attractios as well. They enjoyed it so much, they asked if we could go to the ST. LOUIS ZOO and ST. LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER.
Look for my blog on information on Fair St. Louis 2011.
St. Louis Zoo Admission to the Zoo is always free, but each day from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., the Children's Zoo, the Conservation Carousel, the Stingrays at Carribean Cove and other special exhibits are also free.
May 27 - September 5
St. Louis Science Center Admission to the St. Louis Science Center is free except for special exhibits. On the first Friday night of each month there is also a free Star Party at the Planetarium. Members of the St. Louis Astronomical Society set up telescopes for public viewing and are available to answer questions.
June 3, July 1 & August 5
St. Louis Art Museum See world class beautiful art for free at the St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. Museum admission is free for everyone There is inly a charge for special exhibits. The Art Museum is open late on Friday's until 9 p.m., offering free music and seminars for visitors.
Citygarden Citygarden is one of the newest attractions in Downtown St. Louis. This is a city park filled with fountains, wading pools, sculpture and more. It's a great free place for kids to play on a hot summer day. Citygarden is located along Market Street between 8th and 10th Streets. It is open daily from sunrise to 10 p.m.
Missouri History Museum The Missouri History Museum is another wonderful attraction in Forest Park that offers free admission except special exhibits.
The Muny Nearly 1500 free seats are available for every Muny performance in Forest Park. They are available on a first come, first served basis. The free seat gates open at 7 p.m. Show time start at 8:15 p.m.
June 20 - August 14
Missouri Botanical Garden If you are a Resident of St. Louis City or County, you can get in free at the Missouri Botanical Garden on Wednesdays and Saturdays before noon. Be sure to bring proof of residency. And during the summer, everyone gets free admission on Wednesdays after 5 p.m., for the Whitaker Music Festival and Children's Garden.
The Magic House St. Louis' children love this museum. Free admission for families on the third Friday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16