It’s the weekend! St. Louis and the metro area has TONS of family fun–and a lot of it is free! But sometimes you need to know where to look… Bookmark this post, because I’ll keep updating it to contain the VERY BEST fun you can have with the kids at no extra charge.
Saint Louis Zoo Insectarium |Aug. 17|9-Noon
Find out how you can help honey bees and other pollinators. Kids can take take home a native plant they’ve potted themselves and watch an observation hive (behind glass). Part of the “Feed a Bee” program.
The Magic House | Aug. 16 | 5 to 8pm
Visit your favorite play space every third Friday for free! Free entry valid after 5pm, free admission is for 2 adults and 4 kids.
The Magic House @MADE| Aug. 16 | 5 to 8pm
Visit your NEWEST favorite kid sized maker space every third Friday for free! Free entry valid after 5pm, free admission is for 2 adults and 4 kids.
World Bird Sanctuary | Every Sat-Sun| 11am and 3pm
Learn about birds of prey and some of the cool mammals protected by the Bird Sanctuary. 25 min free show includes a bird swooping over your head!
Saint Louis Zoo |Every Day|8-9am
The Saint Louis Zoo doesn’t charge for admission, but there’s plenty of ticketed attractions inside. Visit during the first hour of the day to get free admission to the Children’s Zoo, Carousel and Stingrays.
Missouri Botanical Garden | Every Saturday | 9 to Noon
St. Louis city and county residents enjoy free admission every Saturday morning to both the botanical garden and the Children’s Garden playsite. Bring proof of residency (like your driver’s license).
St. Louis Art Museum |Every Sunday
Free arts and crafts at the Museum, plus a kid-friendly tour of the gallery. 1-4pm.
Schaefer’s Hobby Shop |Every Sunday
Free crafts! Aug 3 & 10 make a duct tape pencil case.1-4pm
St. Louis Events totally worth the splurge
Here’s a few things happening this weekend that require a ticket, but are so worth the fee!
Glenco, Every Sunday through October
Awesome mini train ride through the woods! Knee high trains run on actual steam power. $4 a person, kids under 3 are free. 11 am to 4:15 pm.
Save it for Later
Ballpark Village | Sept. 6 |6pm
Free outdoor movie for the family at Ballpark Village! Coming soon: Bumble Bee. Location: the Beer Garden of Budweiser Brew House, . No outside food or drink.