Free Fall Activities For Families In St. Louis

November 6, 2015 7:00 AM

Guaranteed to show you a good time without hitting the pocketbook, we went and found the top places to take the family for an outing this fall that will make memories. Check them out and see the best of the area and appreciate the weather while you still can. Kids of all ages can find something on this list.
Art St. Louis
1223 Pine St.
St. Louis , MO 63103
(314) 241-4810

Always free to the public, Art St. Louis has several rotating displays to see and events to bring the art community closer to the population. Their Coffee With The Artists series lets the public hear firsthand about what inspired the art they are studying and get answers directly from the artists themselves. The artist gives a small tour and breaks down their pieces and may bring samples or supplementary information. Seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis. Check the website for upcoming events or details as events come closer.

St. Louis Zoo
1 Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 781-0900

General admission is always free at the St. Louis Zoo, and visitors are encouraged to take their time exploring the grounds and interacting with the animals when possible. Upgrades and special events are listed on the website, but the free areas have plenty to keep the whole family entertained and interested. The staff is always ready to answer questions, and visitors are always welcome to take advantage of the on-site amenities. Enjoy a nice walk and learn about the amazing animals from all over the world.

Delmar Loop Planet Walk
6177-6691 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130

This walk is a scaled representation of our solar system. Starting with the sun, which is just north of Pageant Walkway and Delmar, your family can have fun walking from station to station getting a sense for how far it is between planets. Per recent changes, Pluto is no longer a planet and has been removed from the path. Along the way, check out some local food or quiz each other about the planets as you work your way to Neptune.

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The Magic House (St. Louis Children’s Museum)
516 S. Kirkwood Road
St. Louis, MO 63122
(314) 822-8900

Every third Friday, Free Family Night welcomes families of up to two adults and four children to explore over a hundred exhibits and hands-on learning opportunities. Special events might appeal to children with a strong interest in a particular area of science, but the Free Family Night gives a great overall experience and lets the whole family move between subjects so there is a little something for everyone.

Purina Farms
200 Checkerboard Drive
Gray Summit, Missouri 63039
(314) 982-3232

This is the place to go for a family of animal lovers. Admission and parking is always free, though there are many dog shows and special events for a treat. For kids of all ages, there is always something happening that will engage the children in learning about farming. From cow milking demonstrations to wagon rides, petting areas and a hayloft to play in, the whole family can enjoy a day in the fresh air and sunshine. Check the website for special events and seasonal hours.

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Bon Tindle is an author from Springfield, MO. She writes fiction and nonfiction for several publications, and can be reached through her website ( with comments or questions.

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