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City Museum

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Neighborhood: Downtown
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Address: 701 N 15th St, Saint Louis, MO 63103
Phone Number: +1 314-231-2489
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am

Don’t take the name so literally. We're about fun. Not your white walls,...

Don’t take the name so literally. We're about fun. Not your white walls, walk around, and be quiet museum. If you want to climb around, get active with your kids or are a big kid at heart, we're the place. If you get freaked out easily, you might not want to come. We’re four floors filled with miles of tunnels, a full cave system, over 30 slides, a circus, an arts area, a large outdoor climbing space, Architectural Museum, a Cabin that serves adult beverages, a Museum of Mayhem, Mirth and Mystery, and a ton more. Also, there’s the roof with a Ferris Wheel and a bus hanging off its edge. Finally, just so you’re aware, The World Aquarium is not part of City Museum, but a non-profit located within us. There is an additional charge to go in their space.

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It's so much to do here for the whole family. This place is great for all ages and your family will enjoy!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Nicole B
St. Louis, United States
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St. Louis, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's so much to do here for the whole family. This place is great for all ages and your family will enjoy!!!!

Thank Nicole B
Volga, South Dakota
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a big, huge playground and is lots of fun! It's definitely worth the $12 entry fee. You can pretty much climb on, over, through, or under just about everything there. There are tunnels, passageways, secret areas, many places to explore, and slides. Put your mind into the state it was when you were six years old and... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter, 17 yrs old, and I went to City Museum based on a recommendation from a friend. Oddly I didn't even look it up on TripAdvisor but the recommendation was strong I just jumped in. I was dressed casually but didn't have the best shoes for climbing around, strongly suggest sneakers/athletic shoes for getting the most out of your... More 

Thank TravelinWIGal
Wentzville, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has a lot of really cool things! Great for the family. Your kids are gonna love it. You might be a little worried that it might be dangerous sometimes lol jk. You won't regret a trip here at all!

Thank Ian B
springfield, mo.
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a awesome museum, only problem is that it really is for people with kids. I can definitely tell by the activities, that it could help u wear out your children for them to sleep well for the night. :) Wear clothes to be able to climb a lot in and good shoes for climbing.

Thank c0rdellialynn
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting things to see...economical and nice way to spend a day. Good for walking around with family or friends and starting some great conversations.

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Bradenton, Florida
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the coolest museum i have ever been to. this isn't any ordinary boring museum. there are a lot of different and creative things to do here including; sitting in a school bus hanging off the top of the building, climbing up a cage ceiling, sliding down a ten story slide, and many other things. this is... More 

1 Thank MattReardon1994
South Berwick, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our visit we were disappointed to learn the Arch was closed for renovations, so we decided to try city museum. What a good call! Within minutes my husband I were running, climbing and laughing like children. Such a great time!

1 Thank cemer1215
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a destination for our family even if we're only remotely close to the area. This museum is unlike any other with so much to look at and an incredibly interactive environment. Best place in the world!!!

1 Thank Christina B
Finger Lakes, NY
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our company rented out the whole museum for the evening - with dinner - during our annual business meeting. What a blast!! And in the summer, the outside will be open for more fun!

1 Thank mlboyer1

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