“Go to the City Museum,” has been something my Mother in law has been telling me for years. She flew from California to Missouri just to take her daughter to this museum. It’s that good.
I’ve been to several children’s museums across the country and there is nothing quite like this one.
The disclaimer is as I’ve told Matt-” it’s more exhausting than Disney World”.
The first time we went to the museum we were there for seven hours. We brought snacks and ate pizza in the cafe. My son still talks about how it’s the most pizza he’s ever eaten – 9 pieces of pizza! I don’t think it was because the pizza was amazing I think it was because he had been exploring so much that he was that hungry. There are tunnels every where and you just climb and explore. There are tunnels outside, there are tunnels on the roof, there are tunnels in caves there are tunnels everywhere. Some of these places really test your ability to handle heights and tight spaces.
We have been lucky to have extra adults with us when we have been. We’ve been able to have one adult per child to keep track of them. The tricky thing about this museum is these tunnels can lead to different floors. My oldest was able to navigate back down to where we were. My three year old well it’s a good thing someone was with her. The museum isn’t just great for kids as an adult it was so fun (although my knees hurt from crawling). I wedged my pregnant body into a few of the tunnels last summer and then was quite content watching the kids.
There are not just tunnels and crawling but rope swings, simple circus like performances, art projects, skate board like ramps (but just for your body), and blocks for smaller children. If I were to pick two things to do in St Louis. I would pick the arch and the City Museum.