St. Louis Family Attractions

Saint Louis Art Museum

Located in the heart of historic Forest Park, the Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums with collections that include works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period. Beyond the collection, the Museum offers art programs designed for all ages and interests! Learn more at slam.org/Families.

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Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laumeier Sculpture Park: Engaging the community through art and nature.

Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the first and largest sculpture parks in the country. Laumeier is an internationally recognized, nonprofit arts organization that is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks.

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Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

From the youngest to the oldest, every member of the family is sure to enjoy a visit to the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. The only museum in St. Louis dedicated to contemporary art, CAM is a place for discovery and delight, where families can encounter art that is bold and unexpected—and see something new with every visit. Special programs offer even more ways to connect with the art and for families to explore their own creativity.

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Grant's Farm

In the U.S. Family Travel Guide Zagat Survey®, Grant's Farm ranked overall as the seventh-best family attraction nationwide. Together, Zagat Survey and Parenting magazine surveyed more than 11,000 avid travelers to rate family-oriented attractions across the United States. Zagat is the world's leading provider of consumer survey-based leisure content. The Farm is home to more than 900 animals representing more than 100 different species. Grant's Farm, operated by Anheuser-Busch, Inc., has been a St. Louis tradition for over five decades.

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Saint Louis Science Center

The Saint Louis Science Center is one of the top five science centers in the United States, serving 1.2 million visitors annually. Recently named one of the Top 10 Science Centers for Families by Parents magazine and one of America’s most visited museums by Forbes Traveler Magazine, – the only museum in Missouri to be named to either list - the Saint Louis Science Center complex includes a four-story OMNIMAX Theater, the air-supported EXPLORADOME and the James S. McDonnell Planetarium. Its mission is to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning. 

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Missouri Botanical Garden

Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark. The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis. Education programs for all ages, special exhibits and breath-taking attractions are year-round features. The Missouri Botanical Garden family of attractions includes The Butterfly House and Shaw Nature Reserve.

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St. Louis African Arts Festival
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Monday, May 30, 2022

Children's activities include storytelling, arts and crafts, mask-making and educational workshops. In conjunction with the festival, the Saint Louis Zoo will have special activities focused on a different African animal each day.
 

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Schlafly Art Outside Festival
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Schlafly Art Outside is a three-day invitational art fair featuring affordable art from more than 60 artists based in the St. Louis region. Enjoy quality art, tasty food, local brews and live music. There will also be a Kids Corner sponsored by Artists First with hands-on art activities at this family-friendly festival. 

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Sandcastle Beach at The Magic House

Experience a day at the beach without having to go any further than The Magic House! The popular Sandcastle Beach features tons of sand, hidden seashells to dig up and even beach umbrellas on the "shores" of The Magic House!

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