Summer Activities for Families
With the kids out of school for the summer, this season is the perfect time to make memories together as a family. Luckily, our community offers lots of activities for families to enjoy! A thrilling day at the theme park, a visit to the art museum, a night out at a family-friendly concert or local sports game are just some of the many fun things to do together. Whether your kids are big or little, our community has something for families of all kinds.
St. Louis Carousel3
St. Louis Carousel: In one of St. Louis County's most unique parks, also including home of Missouri's second governor, historic village, playground and hiking.
Emerson Dinoroarus Exhibit5
Emerson Dinoroarus Exhibit: Situated in former Children’s Zoo, the exhibit allows visitors to stroll among animatronic creatures and learn about extinction and dinosaurs’ feathered descendants.
Enjoy entertainment under the stars at The Muny at Forest Park. There are shows the whole family will love!
Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary
See the big cats at Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary, a nonprofit rescue and educational facility that provides lifelong care for abused, neglected or unwanted tigers.
World Bird Sanctuary
World Bird Sanctuary features public buildings for viewing bird species from around the world, as well as 305 acres of forest with five hiking trails.
YMCA Trout Lodge
YMCA Trout Lodge is a nonprofit resort loaded with amenities and activities right on site, nestled in gently rolling forest-covered hills beside a beautiful lake.
Nature Playscape in Forest Park
The new Nature Playscape in Forest Park encourages visitors to connect to nature and explore with their senses, over 17 acres of paths and boardwalks.
The Lewis & Clark Boathouse & Nature Center6
The Lewis & Clark Boathouse & Nature Center is an interactive museum that brings to life the 1803-06 journey of Lewis & Clark.
Walk or bike through the scenic 240-mile Katy Trail, much of it following the Missouri River. The St. Charles Trailhead in in Frontier Park.
Foundry Art Centre8
The Foundry Art Centre features international exhibitions, local art studios/galleries, classes and events. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
At Bowlero, there’s something amazing and cool in every corner, including bowling, laser tag, arcade, billiards, and even an indoor fire pit.
Upper Limits Rock Climbing11
Upper Limits Rock Climbing: One of the premier indoor rock climbing gyms in the Midwest, offers more than 14,500 square feet of climbing surface.
National Museum of Transportation12
National Museum of Transportation: Houses one of the largest and best collections of transportation vehicles in the world, plus miniature train rides.
STL Myseum: Highly interactive, unique science-oriented exhibits designed for fun for entire families; AKA children’s museum + science center + indoor playground.
World Wide Technology Raceway14
World Wide Technology Raceway: St. Louis’ largest outdoor entertainment facility and home to NASCAR, NHRA & INDYCAR with private Turn 1 Party Suite with air-conditioning.
Laumeier Sculpture Park15
Laumeier Sculpture Park: Artistic 105-acre open-air museum and sculpture park that houses 60-plus outdoor sculptures and features a 1.4-mile walking trail and educational programs.