St. Louis truly has so great free or low cost spots to play, activities to try and festivals to enjoy. So here is a couple things you could do for FREE everyday this summer! These are available every week all summer, but there are so many more great free (or low cost) fun throughout St. Louis. My favorite resources are Fun 4 STL Kids and Kids Out and About. Many of these event are found on these sites!
Family Fun Series @ History Museum
Music Mondays, 10:30a every Monday through July 26, enjoy live music and dancing. 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis
Story Time @ Whole Foods Town and Country
Enjoy a story and then grab your groceries – 10-10:45a at Whole Foods (1160 Town & Country )
Family Fun Series @ History Museum
Story time starts at 10:30a every Tuesday through July 26, but afterwards, you can do a make it- take it craft OR a history-inspired yoga class (don’t tell me you aren’t intrigued)! 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis.
Tuesday Tails @ APA
The APA hosts a fun and engaging story time every Tuesday from 10:30-11a. 1705 S. Hanley Road
Eyeseeme Story Time
Eyeseeme focuses on African American/Multicultural stories to promote positive self image and cultural apprciation. Check them out for story time on Tuesdays at 11am. 7827 Olive Blvd
Botanical Garden Free Admission Days
St. Louis City or County residents get admission to the gardens and amazing kids area on Wednesdays from 9a-12p. Make this one a staple! 4344 Shaw Blvd. Wednesday also holds the famous Whitaker Music Festival – 7pm free entry to the gardens, bring a picnic and listen to music!
Dino Chat @ St. Louis Science Center
Check out the Science Center to learn all about dinosaurs Learn all about the world of dinosaurs – 11:45 or 2pm everyday actually, down by the T-Rex 5050 Oakland Avenue
Art Hill Movie Nights
Bring a picnic or pick up something at the food trucks and watch a movie out on Art Hill. Don’t forget the bug spray though!
Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site – Throw Back Thursday
A hands-on history program for kids (5+ is best age range, but all welcome) to learn about park history and early settlers. This one does need registration – Call 314-842-1867 ext. 230. 10-11:30 @ 7400 Grant Road
Concerts in the Park – Bluebird Park
Fun family music event every Thursday at multiple parks in St. Louis.Bluebird Park in Ellisville. Concerts are 7-9pm. 225 Kiefer Creek Road
The Nest at St. Louis Central Library
A giant art installation at the St. Louis Central Library (1301 Olive St) is open from 10a-5pm Monday-Saturday through August 4th.
Friday Night at Grants Farm
From 5-10pm you can enjoy Grants Farm every Friday, with themed food and drink menu, and live music all night!
Farmer’s Markets Galore!
Belleville – 7:30a-12 @ Belleville City Hall (101 S. Illinois St)
Fenton – 8a-12 @ 200 Gravois Rd
Tower Grove – 8a-12:30 @ 4256 Magnolia Ave
Ferguson – 8a-12 @ 20 S. Florissant Rd
North City – 10a-1 @ 2700 N. 14th Street
Find more info on these markets and weekday Farmer Markets HERE!
Simple Positive Play – Open Play
Simple Positive Play has open play time from 10a-3p every Sunday – they have a dress up area, train table and much more! 501 N. Florissant Rd, Ferguson.
Marcus Theaters – Kids Dream Family Film Series
Ok, this one isn’t free, but it is ALMOST free, and sometimes you need to just take a break on Sundays! Marcus Theaters have movies at 10am on Sunday, Monday or Wednesday to see a kids movie for just $3 a ticket!