Top 20 Places to Take Kids in the St. Louis Area
Winners for 2018
St. Louis is rich in fun events and exciting places. It was hard for our readers to select their favorites from the hundreds of choices! The venues listed below are wildly popular with kids and families in the St. Louis area. But don’t miss out on ALL the other wonderful places as well! Browse through KidsOutAndAbout.com and discover lots more to do!
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Saint Louis Zoo
Enjoying an adventure every time you visit. Knowing a discovery will be made around each corner. You’re at the Saint Louis Zoo, a get-away destination that brings together more than 17,400 wild animals and 3,000,000 visitors each year.
Big Joel's Safari
At Big Joel's Safari Petting Zoo and Educational Park you can see over 60 different animal species, both big and small. We are a family-owned farm and attraction, open to the public from April though October.
Epic 6 Laser Tag & Sports Arena
EPIC 6 is your go-to sports & recreation arena, offering laser tag, rock climbing, dodgeball, obstacle course, basketball/multi-purpose court, arcade room & more! Avail for birthday parties, church/school groups, lock-ins, corporate events and more.
Chesterfield Sports Fusion
We offer seven feature attractions (including the best laser tag in St. Louis), the full service “Fusion Cafe,” and a top-of-the-line arcade. Each of our signature attractions (laser tag, mini-golf, dodgeball, rock wall, play structure, sport court, and obstacle course) encourage participants to be physically active.
Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects.
Saint Louis Science Center
The Saint Louis Science Center is one of the top five science centers in the US, serving 1.2 million visitors annually. The complex includes a 4-story OMNIMAX Theater, the air-supported EXPLORADOME and the James S. McDonnell Planetarium.
Explore a unique setting of nature, animals & history in an up-close environment! See the home of Ulysses S Grant and tour the 281 acre wildlife preserve including 900+ animals, representing 100+ species, featuring the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales.
We Rock the Spectrum - Fenton
We are the only indoor sensory gym and we are a gym for ALL kids!
Myseum™ is the St. Louis region’s newest destination for kids to have fun and learn a thing or two. Our Interactive exhibits are scientifically fun and unique!
Edison's Entertainment Complex
Genius Level Fun for Everyone! Edison's features 12 lanes of boutique bowling, a 3,5000 sq. ft. laser tag arena, a state-of-the-art arcade, a full-scale lounge and restaurant, and 5 private rooms, perfect for parties, meetings, and more!
The Magic House
The Magic House will engage all children in hands-on learning experiences that encourage experimentation, creativity and the development of problem solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy and magic.
Six Flags St. Louis
Six Flags St. Louis and Hurricane Harbor water park combine two great parks in one great place for the perfect family getaway. Six Flags St. Louis is the Coaster Capital of Missouri with nine heart-pounding roller coasters. Live shows daily and concerts over the summer.
Kokomo Joe's Family Fun Center - St. Peter's
Kokomo Joe's is the ultimate Family Fun Center for both kids and adults. Enjoy time with your family and friends in our clean, welcoming and fun atmosphere. Offering Go Karts, Laser Tag, Escape Rooms, Glow Mini Golf, Bumper Cars, Bounce Beach, 100+ Arcades, Restaurant & Bar. Private Rooms and Meeting Space available. Open daily. All indoors.
Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary
Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary is a 501c3 nonprofit big cat rescue. We provide homes for abused and neglected big cats rescued around Missouri. Crown Ridge offers many types of tours for all ages to see the cats and learn about tiger conservation.
Pump It Up of St. Charles
Birthday party center and play place filled with Giant Indoor inflatables. Special events for Kids, JUMP-N-JAM Tween Night, Parent's Night Out, Open Jump Time, Children's Birthday parties and much more.
Gateway Grizzlies Baseball
The Gateway Grizzlies are a professional baseball team and a member of the Frontier League since 2001.
Indoor children's play time and party headquarters with inflatable slides and jumps!
Endangered Wolf Center
The Endangered Wolf Center preserves and protects some of the most threatened species of wolves in the world (Mexican gray wolves, red wolves, maned wolves, African painted dogs and swift foxes) and assists the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in reintroducing them to the wild. Located in Eureka, Mo., along Interstate 44 about 20 miles southwest of St. Louis. The Center also offers a variety of evening wolf howls, when visitors can howl at the wolves and are likely to hear wolves howling at them.
St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals play in the Central Division of Major League Baseball's National League.
Missouri Botanical Garden
Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark. It is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis.