Top Rainy Day Activities In St. Louis

April 26, 2014 8:00 AM

Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you can’t get out and play. St. Louis offers lots of places to explore indoors. Burn off some steam with climbing walls or trampolines. Feed your brain and your spirit with science and art. Once you discover all of the indoor attractions STL has to offer, you may start looking forward to rainy days. 
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City Museum
701 N. 15th St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

(314) 231-2489

There is simply no better place to spend an indoor day in the city than at City Museum. Small children can climb, play, slide, splash and explore to their hearts’ content, and even enjoy a full circus performance. Adults will enjoy the amazing upcycled art and architecture, mosaics and sculpture that fill every square inch of space inside the massive museum. Teens and young adults really get into the creepy crawly, steam punk-flavored tunnel spaces. 

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St. Louis Science Center
5050 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 289-4400

Your free admission to the Science Center allows you explore free interactive exhibits on everything from dinosaurs to space exploration. For a nominal fee, adults will enjoy an Omnimax film, while kids might prefer to visit the Discovery Room. The Planetarium is filled with exhibits related to space and flight, including a flight simulator and dark sky planetarium shows. Parking on the Planetarium side of the museum inside Forest Park is free. You can walk across the sky bridge to the other side any time.

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St. Louis Art Museum
1 Fine Arts Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110
(3147) 721-0072

St. Louis’s world-class Art Museum is free to visit, with the exception of special exhibits. The collection is wonderfully diverse, including a little bit of everything. Mummies, suits of armor, pre-columbian artifacts, African and Asian art, classical sculpture and paintings and modern works are all on display, offering something for absolutely everyone. Food and a gift shop are available as well. 

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Upper Limits Climbing Gym
326 S. 21st St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 241-7625

If cabin fever is making you want to climb the walls, this is the perfect destination. Every bit of this 10,000-square-foot historic railroad factory is now filled with climbing surfaces, all the way up to the 35-foot ceilings. Caves, bouldering, auto-belays for solo climbers, lessons and equipment rental are all available here, making Upper Limits the perfect indoor climbing gym for everyone from beginners to climbing enthusiasts.

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Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
17379 Edison Ave.
Chesterfield, MO 63005
(636) 530-4550

Another brilliant place to burn off energy, Sky Zone is a favorite of West County kids and the young at heart. Take off your shoes and climb into the walled playing court. You can run, bounce, float, fly and flip across the trampolines, rebounding off the walls like a human pinball. Shoot some one-on-one basketball at one end of the court, play a little dodgeball or just jump. Bring your camera as this is a terrific place for family snapshots. 

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Lauren Haas was the founder and publisher of The St. Louis Area Family Gazette magazine, and editor-in-chief of Marketplace Magazine. Now, Lauren is a full-time freelance writer who travels the world, using St. Louis as her base. Contact her at

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