We spent a day at the City Museum while we were in St. Louis. If you are ever in the area it is well worth a trip to the museum. Just make sure you give yourself plenty of time. We were there for over 5 hours and really could have stayed longer. The museum is downtown, not too far from the arch, in an old shoe factory.
As you walk in you see this neat clock. To the right is the stairwell that takes you to the roof. There was a line at the elevator and one of us said 'Let's take the stairs. How high could it be?' Famous last words, right? About 12 flights later we made it to the roof. My thighs felt like they each weighed 200 pounds! The roof top area had lots of tunnels and slides & a bus hanging over the edge of the roof. Just like in the movies. I didn't get on but LM did and loved it. She's quite the daredevil.
'St. Louis Title' is to the left of the clock and where we bought our tickets.
When we were done on the roof, LM and I took the slide that took us down 10 stories into a cave like area. My husband took the elevator. Heights aren't his thing. Or caves.
The entire building is full of nooks and crannies and it seemed like no area was off limits. When we got back down stairs we found this huge fish that was a big tunnel and play area.
I loved this blue tile that was part of the fish.
There is an aquarium, which has it's own fee of $6 for entry but you can go in and out all day once you've paid. There were fish, turtles, crabs, sting rays, alligators. You name it, it was in there. I love this saying by Chief Seattle. It's so very true.
Always time for goofing off!
This area was my favorite. My camera ran out of batteries just as I got here so I only got a photo of the sign. On display in this area was any kind of architectural salvage you can think of. There was a beautiful display of old door knobs; one of my weaknesses. There were old murals from historical buildings in St. Louis, many of which have been demolished. I could have stayed in this section all day. If I had been able to take pictures here it would be a post (or 2) of it's own. I can't wait to go back!
The City Museum is for all ages. There are oodles of climbing structures for the kids - they definitely get a work out. You can take slides from some of the higher floors to the lower ones. Some are easier for adults to get in than others. They even had a 'circus'. It was really just a juggler but he was really entertaining.
So if you're in St. Louis and looking for some family fun you should check out the City Museum!