The city hosted the 1904 World’s Fair and the 1904 Olympic Games and owns the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful Major League Baseball clubs. The city is commonly identified with the Gateway Arch, operates more than 100 parks, and is the home of these “firsts”: the first concrete stadium, the first skyscraper, and the fist ice cream cone! Just a road trip away, St. Louis is a vibrant Midwestern city. The city is a mix of old world charm and modern life. The renowned Gateway Arch attracts tourists from all over the world. But do you know that St. Louis is also a city for KIDS? Marvelous attractions, entertainment, recreation and fun stuff are waiting for you and your kids to explore and enjoy.
~All about ART~
- Dance St. Louis
Bringing internationally renowned dance companies to St. Louis audiences. Performances at the Fabulous Fox Theatre and Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. Education programs available. Call for show Schedule.
ADDRESS: 3547 OLIVE BLVD. IN CENTENE, ST. LOUIS, MO 63103-1014
HOURS: MON-FRI., 9:30AM-4:30PM
- Saint Louis Art Museum
Built as the Fine Arts Palace of the 1904 World’s Fair and one of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums. Collections include works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period. Highlights include free admission to special exhibitions on Friday and programs that range from films to performances. No ticket admission required!
ADDRESS: ONE FINE ARTS DRIVE FOREST PARK, ST. LOUIS, MO 63110
HOURS: MON, CLOSED; TUE-SUN., 10AM-5PM; FRI., UNTIL 9PM
~See ANIMALS getting around? ~
- World Bird Sanctuary
Live eagles, owls, hawks and more exhibited in a convenient 305-acre park setting. Hiking trails, bird watching, picnic areas and knowledgeable naturalists offer unique environmental entertainment. No ticket admission required!
ADDRESS: 125 BALD EAGLE RIDGE RD. VALLEY PARK, MO 63088
HOURS: OPEN DAILY, 8AM-5PM
PHONE: (636) 225-4390 ext. 0
- World Aquarium
Over 10, 000 outrageous sea creatures and fun river critters await you at the World Aquarium. Feed stingrays, pet a shark,
get a fish manicure, slide through the shark tank or cheer on your favorite racing turtle.
ADDRESS: WITHIN CITY MUSEUM, ST. LOUIS, MO 63103
HOURS: SPRING/SUMMER: MON.-THUR., 9AM-5PM; FRI.-SAT., 9AM-11PM.; SUN., 11AM-5PM. FALL/WINTER: MON.-TUE., CLOSED.
~Have fun, kids! ~
- Gateway Arch
The Gateway Arch attracts four million guests each year. It is a family friendly attraction that spans from the St. Louis Riverfront to Citygardern. Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. Extended Summer Hours. Limitetd Accessibility.
ADDRESS: ST. LOUIS RIVERFRONT, ST. LOUIS, MO 63102
HOURS: OPEN DAILY EXCEPT THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS DAY
PHONE: (314) 982-1410
The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum
Nationally acclaimed children’s museum offers hundreds of hands-on educational exhibits for kids from one to 101. Explore the Children’s Village, Star-Spangled Center and Jack and the Beanstalk Climber.
ADDRESS: 516 S. KIRKWOOD RD. ST. LOUIS, MO 63122
PHONE: (314) 822-8900
~Go and Color the WORLD! ~
- 2011 Kid’s Activity Book
Click the above link to download a copy of the 2011 Kid’s Activity Book. Be sure to check back in May for the 2012 book!
Sources retrieved from http://explorestlouis.com/visit-explore/discover/st-louis-kids/
There are also some UPCOMING EVENTS for you and your kids to consider for this summer!
- Fee Free Week-Arch
To celebrate National Park Week, The National Park Service will waive the $3 entrance free to the Gateway Arch.
NOTE: The fees to ride the tram to the top of the Gateway Arch and for viewing the films at the park will remain in effect for this day.
Saturday, April 21-Sunday, April 29, 2012
For more information, visit http://www.coreofdiscovery.com/
- Summer Camps
FREE summer camps for kids ages 7-15 are offered by Playtime. Camp topic include basketball, cheerleading, creative writing, football, gold, poetry, soccer, tennis, theater and track.