City Museum

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Facility:City Museum
Description:Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children's playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed artist Bob Cassilly, a classically trained sculptor and serial entrepreneur, the museum opened for visitors in 1997 to the riotous approval of young and old alike. You can spend hours exploring the tunnels and slides. You can visit the World Aquarium for an additional charge. Little kids can ride the train and you can see Circus Harmony perform some days. Prepare for a lot of climbing and fun.
Address 1:701 N. 15th St.
Address 2:
City:St Louis
Zip Code:63103
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Sun 11am-5pm
Mon - Tues Closed
Wed - Thurs 9am-5pm
Fri - Sat 9am-1am
Telephone:(314) 231-2489
Website:Visit Website
L. Johnson, Co-op Member
We went to the City Museum last summer with our family, and also took my parents who live out of state. We all LOVED it!!! It was extremely crowded the day we went, because it was a holiday, and it was raining so we couldn't even do the outside stuff, but we STILL had fun!!

We took our 6-year-old boy, 3-year-old boy, and our youngest at the time, our 1-year-old baby girl. We had an umbrella stroller with us, and I'll have to admit it wasn't just the MOST stroller friendly place I've ever been to, but it was okay. The boys were obviously the ones we went for, and they had a blast!

Their favorite things were the train, the room with all the crazy slopes to slide down and climb up, and the cool cave area on the first floor.

The grownups really enjoyed the museum aspect of the whole place, with all the architectural details, the bug room, and other neat stuff. My dad really really loved that part. The whole place is just so unique, we couldn't believe it! A bit dirty feeling I guess, but so unique and interesting that we kind of ignored the dirt and used some germ-x on our way out! LOL

Generally I would say it is best for ages 4 and up (the older the better really), but I would take little kids along too and just plan on letting them enjoy the scenery and not do quite as much.
sue c, Co-op Member
We absolutely LOVED this museum!!! It was great for the whole family - particularly if you're travelling and this is a stop along the can get a lot of energy flowing and work out the kinks from sitting!
A. Dickson, Co-op Member
We love this museum and we make it a priority to visit it each time we are in or driving through Saint Louis. Our children, regardless of their ages, always have fun and learn something new. The caves and treehouses are a blast to explore. The art activities are always engaging and fun. It is just one our our favorite places ever!
Kay, Co-op Member
The kids had a ton of fun here. We did an aquarium tour and let the kids explore the museum (which is actually less museum then I would like and more playground). It certainly was a lot of fun for them and we got a lot of great pictures.
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