Free (Yes, Free) Family Fun in St. Louis This Summer | St. Johns Bank

With costs on the rise at the pump and in the grocery store, you’re probably looking for ways to save where you can. The good news? You don’t have to keep the kids confined in the house this summer, because there’s a lot of budget-friendly fun to be had in our area!

In fact, many of the family activities across the greater St. Louis area won’t cost you a thing, aside from the gas it takes to get there and any food you need to fuel your family. Read on as our St. Johns Bank team shares some of the best of the best with you.

Looking for Fun in All the Right Places…

Summer’s a time to get out and about with the family, so odds are you’ve got at least a week or two carved out to spend with the kids. Check out these fun ideas for places you can visit:

The Missouri History Museum

Yes, history can be fun! Take a day trip to the history museum to learn all about our great city from 1764 to current day. Who wouldn’t want to learn all about Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight?

Admission to the museum is free, but if you want to park nearby, expect to pay for parking. If you’re willing to park a little farther away, though, you may find curbside parking at no cost.

The Saint Louis Zoo

Time outside more your speed? Get to know all the animals at the local zoo! It might be our local favorite, but it’s also one of the best in the country.

If you visited in the last couple years, you’ll be glad to know that you no longer need to make reservations to visit—so if a day with the animals sounds up your alley one day, head on over!

The Saint Louis Science Center

How about a little fun with science? Our local science center is one of the few similar museums in the country to be admission-free!

If you’re interested in taking in a planetarium show or riding a flight simulator while you’re there, plan ahead for an extra charge.

Museum at the Gateway Arch

If you’ve already taken in the history museum but want to take a deeper dive into history, visit our local national park! The 90-acre park around the arch is free to visit, as is the museum in the base of the arch.

Want to get a peek from the top of the arch? For an extra $15 for adults or $11 for kids 15 and younger, you can take the ride to the top.

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