City Museum is located in a 600,000 square foot former shoe company, in St. Louis, MO. The museum is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. This museum was opened in 1997. City Museum boasts features such as old chimneys, salvaged bridges, construction cranes, miles of tile, and even two abandoned planes. The artist behind City Museum is Bob Cassilly.
City Museum is the place to go when you are at the age of young kids to teens and even twenty something. It’s a fun place to explore physically. There are lots of gaps, holes, and crawl spaces to enter in one way and exit out at another. The holes can be of cement; gaps can be of statues, and crawl spaces can be of strong hard metal or wood or braided ropes. Going through the museum can be challenging because it requires a bit of energy if crawl through the holes and gaps; however, there are paths along the crawl spaces that adults can walk and even push strollers. There are lots of statues to see and odd looking arts/objects to look at.
City Museum has both indoor and outdoor fun. I visit the museum in December and the outdoor portion was closed. The outdoor portion of the museum also requires some physical challenge to get around; however, they are as fun as they could be. You could spend a whole day exploring the museum. There is a restaurant inside that sells reasonable priced fast food. There are stairs to climb up and slides to slide down. City Museum is visited by all age groups; however, the most fun parts are the crawl spaces and that’s when being young has the most fun!
The dangerous part of the City Museum could also be the crawl spaces. Kids can get lost in these crawl spaces and parents can have a hard time finding their kids. It is recommended that the kids/teens/twenty something has a buddy to explore with. The indoor portion of the museum is mostly dark and semi-dark, teamwork is fun and helpful. Another negative view could also again be the crawl spaces because they are not made for heavy/chubby kids/teens/twenty something. If kids are overweight, they may not able to enjoy crawling into some of the holes inside and outside the museum. There is also the height challenge where some of the crawl spaces are built near the ceiling and up in the air.
Pros: team building, physical challenged, active, fun, family oriented, reasonable entry fees
Cons: overweight and afraid of height will not able to join on all the fun, but some
I rate it 5 stars!
Have you been here? Did you had a great time as much as I did?