City Museum – St. Louis, Missouri the museum is an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects.
The artists constructed the museum from the very stuff of the city; and, as a result, it has urban roots deeper than any other institutions’. Reaching no farther than municipal borders for its reclaimed building materials, CITY MUSEUM boasts features such as old chimneys, salvaged bridges, construction cranes, miles of tile, and even two abandoned planes!
Attractions: Enchanted Caves Painted in mystery and textured with intrigue offer explorers of all ages an opportunity to walk, climb and crawl through the mind of a master artist. Built within a historic shoe factory’s spiral conveyor tunnel system, the caves emanate from deep within the heart of CITY MUSEUM.
World Aquarium World Aquarium is CITY MUSEUM’s second-floor, 13,500 square ft. aquatic waterworld. Get up-close and personal with more than 10,000 creatures.
Art City Create your own work of art or watch professional artists demonstrate their craft!
Tiny Train Town Model Railroad explore the wonder of this exceptionally detailed miniature train display.
Renovated Architecture Featuring a fascinating collection of architectural relics.
Shoelace Factory City Museum’s collection of vintage (working) shoelace machines from the St. Louis-based Alox Manufacturing Company. Some of the machines now in service were last used to make bootstraps for US soldiers during WW2. Today, they weave brightly-colored laces for lanyards, flashlight holders, and (of course) shoes.
MonstroCity two Saber 40 aircraft fuselages, a fire engine, a castle turret, a 25′ tall cupola and several 4′ wide wrought-iron slinkies form the most monumental, monolithic, monstrous montage of monkey bars in the world.
And many more displays and attractions await you at the City Museum.
Location: 701 N 15th St
Phone: (314) 231-2489
Hours: Wed-Thu 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-1am, Sat 10am-1am, Sun 11am-5pm