St. Louis Zoo
If you are looking for something to do that is inexpensive and a great time, the St. Louis Zoo will be perfect for you and your family. There are so many different attractions to look at when visiting. Our favorite is the Caribbean Cove. This consists of different kinds of stingrays and smaller sharks. They let you put your hands in the water to pet the animals and feed the stingrays as well. The Caribbean Cove runs from April 17- October 4th Children under age 2 are free. Purchase a one-day Safari Pass for $12 and receive free admission to Stingrays at Caribbean Cove and other attractions. Admission is free the first hour the Zoo is open. Stingray feedings are $1.00 per cup. Groups of 15 or more may call (314) 646-4718 in advance for group discounts. The Zoo’s spring hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through May 21. Some programs to catch at this particular part of the zoo are: A Day with the Rays, Family and Scout Overnights, Camp KangaZoo and much more. Admission to the Stingrays and Caribbean Cove is $4.00 per person.
The City Museum
This is by far my favorite thing to take the kids to. It never gets old. Every time you visit, there is another part of the museum you find. The museum consists of fabulous climbing structures outside and a variety of fun slides and places to discover inside.. The Museum is an incredibly unique and creative place where kids (and adults) climb through a series of connected art sculptures made from repurposed and recycled materials. Wear comfy clothes and shoes and prepare to explore! There are both indoor and outdoor “exhibits”, as well as an indoor and outdoor café. This is a must for a rainy day or a beautiful day. I can honestly say there is nothing like it. The hours are Monday- Thursday 9am-5pm Friday and Saturday 9am- midnight. Sunday they are open from 11-5. The cost of the museum is $12.00 for ages 3 and up. Or $10.00 after 5 on Friday and Saturday. The roof attraction is only available if the weather is good. The world aquarium is only available with general admission. There is a discount for group of 15 or more.
Tower Grove Farmers Market
The market itself can be found behind the pool pavilion in Forest Park every Saturday from 8am-12pm. There are only a handful of vendors, but it is worth the trip. Now my favorite part . . . the music and festivities around it. They usually have a band playing every weekend for shoppers to enjoy.
More Reasons I love Tower Grove Farmers Market:
– A variety of local products , not just fruits and veggies. There are the typical fruits, veggies, spreads, jarred goodies. You will also find chocolate, coffee, tea, even meat!
– Live music brought to you by KDHX.
– Wading pools/fountains for kids to play in.
– A playground (with swings!)
– A variety of foods to eat on the spot including tacos and crapes.