St. Louis has so many different activities and destinations that sometimes it is easy to forget about the variety of museums and galleries that the city offers. Below is a short list of five main locations to guide you through the many museums of St. Louis.
- City Museum: The St. Louis City Museum is a massive building that houses a vast array of activities and exhibits to explore—do not be surprised if it takes you more than one visit to experience it all. The City Museum describes itself as, “an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects.” Not to mention, it is the perfect place to spend time with family, as the many different attractions offer an engaging tactile and learning experience for people of all ages. You can find hours, apparel and ticket information at citymuseum.org.
- Missouri History Museum: If you are worn out from the slides and tunnels at the City Museum, but still want to learn and discover, head over to the Missouri History Museum. Missouri has an illustrious and interesting history and St. Louis plays a major part. You will find exhibits about the 1904 World’s Fair, St. Louis’s spot on Route 66 and more. To look at upcoming and current featured exhibits as well as hours and info, visit their website.
- Museum of Transportation: Like many of St. Louis’s other museums, the Museum of Transportation offers hands-on, interactive experiences. Children 5 and under can head to the Creation Station where they will learn the fundamentals of transportation and the exhibits boast a wide array of different modes of transportation, including planes, automobiles, boats and more. A handcar village, rides on the trolley and miniature train are open in the spring, summer and fall seasons. Visit transportmuseumassociation.org for hours and details.
- Saint Louis Art Museum: The Saint Louis Art Museum is host to paintings, sculptures and artifacts from all over the world. Admission is always free and February marks the opening of some new exhibits, including “Degas, Impressionism & the Paris Millinery Trade” and “Art in Bloom: A Celebration of Art and Flowers.” Bring a loved one February 10th-12th or on the 14th, and you can place a paper heart next to artwork you love. Visit slam.org for details.
- Museum of Contemporary Religious Art: Saint Louis University’s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art is unusual but inspiring. The museum showcases a collection of interfaith art with religious and spiritual motifs. Learn more about the museum’s mission and plan your visit here.