What Are Some Free Things to Do in St. Louis?


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St. Louis has a number of museums, attractions and historic sites with free admission, like the World Bird Sanctuary and the Saint Louis Art Museum. Free brewery tours for adults, as well as activities for kids at science centers, zoos and farms, are also available.

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Art displays and museums that are free at all times include the Laumeier Sculpture Park and Museum, the Missouri History Museum, the Saint Louis Art Museum, and the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. Certain museums have free admission on Wednesdays and Saturdays, like the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. St. Louis Union Station also has a railroad museum that is free to the public.

The Anheuser-Busch Consumer Hospitality Center and the Schlafly Bottleworks brewery both offer free tours. The tours conclude with a free beer tasting, but only for those age 21 or older.

Activities specifically for kids that are always free include the Saint Louis Science Center and the Delmar Loop Planet Walk. Two petting zoos also offer free admission, but they are only open for part of the year. Grant's Farm is open from mid-April to October and Purina Farms is open from mid-March to mid-November.

Fans of theater can catch free performances at the Muny Theater in summer and the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis in spring.

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