Kid Friendly

Have fun with the whole family

St. Louis has plenty of kid-friendly, family-oriented activities, that kids of all ages will enjoy. Whether it’s Critter Stuff like an animal encounter or trip to the Zoo, Fun Stuff including amusement and water parks, Wacky Stuff to explore, Artsy Stuff where you can dig in and get your hands dirty or Smart Stuff that combines entertainment and education – you can find something just right for your family in St. Louis.

Plus, lots of places are FREE. Yep, you won’t have to break the piggy bank to have a great time in St. Louis and you’ll probably run out of time before you run out of things to do and see!

Artsy Stuff


Lights! Camera! Action!

These artistic hotspots have lots of singing, dancing, playing music and creating art. Some places will even let you make your own “masterpiece” while the others let you sit back and just enjoy the show.

Critter Stuff

Lions and tigers and bears – and more!

St. Louis has tons of places you can talk to the animals, including the birds, bison, and wolves. St. Louis has a bunch of “critter-iffic” attractions – explore prehistoric species, take a ride through an exotic animal preserve or take an old fashioned horse and buggy ride!

Fun Stuff

The name says it all – these places are tons of fun!

Rent bicycles and quad-cycles along the Mississippi Riverfront (make the grown-ups pedal while you steer!) and take a riverboat cruise along the Mississippi River, or pedal a boat around a lake. Take a spin on some thrill rides, climb aboard a real locomotive, or spend a day riding the water park waves.

Wacky Stuff

These places are in a class all by themselves!

Take a helicopter tour of St. Louis, visit an everyday circus, explore the world’s coolest cave, climb on the biggest jungle gym you’ve ever seen or take a walk through a house filled with butterflies.

Coloring Stuff

Click here to download a copy of the 2019 Kid’s Activity Book.

Color your own versions of Archie and Louisa as they travel around St. Louis. Print your favorite pictures from the list below!