St. Louis is a beautiful city with many outdoor sights. Unfortunately, if it’s a rainy day, you might have to skip some of the outdoor activities you had planned. Check out a few of these alternative indoor attractions to keep yourself entertained.
The World Aquarium is located at 810 Lumiere Place Blvd. and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Entry to the museum costs $8 for adults and $6 for children. The World Aquarium was built specifically for families and children to interact with aquatic creatures and reptiles. Children will have fun petting stingrays and sharks or putting their hands in the middle of a school of doctor fish. The museum also holds snakes, lizards, and turtles.
The Magic House
The Magic House can be found at 516 S. Kirkwood Road. Days of operation depend on the time of year. Entry costs $12, but the museum has a free family night the third Friday of every month.
The Magic House is a children’s museum that has areas for every age group. Baby & Me is an exhibit for toddlers that is filled with nursery-rhyme characters. Wonder Works is perfect for preschoolers to explore the amazing things in the world around them. Children 5 to 11 years old should visit Children’s Village, which recreates a child-sized town, complete with a bank, library, market, and veterinarian. Children older than 11 can enjoy the Make-It Workshop, where they can use a sewing machine, sculpt, or watch a 3-D printer.
EPIC 6 Laser Tag & Sports Arena
EPIC 6 Laser Tag & Sports Arena is located at 601 Gravois Bluffs Blvd. in Fenton. Hours and days vary depending on the time of year and whether school is in session. This sports arena is the perfect place to take your children on a rainy day so they can burn off all their energy. The main feature is a two-level arena that covers 7,300 square feet and can hold up to 36 players. Epic also has a dodgeball court, rock-climbing wall, laser maze, arcade, and a child-sized Ninja Warrior course.
While the children are playing, parents can relax in the lounge, which has two big-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, magazines, and windows to check in on the children.
City Museum can be found at 750 N. 16th St. and is open every day except Monday and Tuesday. Admission is $14 regardless of age. The museum is a mix of playground, funhouse, and eclectic architecture, all made out of random reclaimed objects from within the city. You and your family can spend all day exploring the four floors, which include a full cave system, climbing walls, over 30 slides, and over a mile of tunnels. Adults can even enjoy a cocktail in the secret cabin bar.
Rainy days aren’t always a bad thing. Check out any of these indoor locations in St. Louis, and you and your family will have a fun day out together.
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