Photos Inside the St. Louis City Museum
A friend from college recommended this place and we were expecting a standard local history museum, but instead we were pleasantly surprised by this reclaimed objects urban playground. Where else can you climb on top of an airplane, sit inside a rebar birdcage, or slide down a 10 story slide?
A young boy sits inside a rebar birdcage on the roof level of the City Museum.
Also on the roof, one can climb inside an old school bus bolted over the edge of the building.
A view from up high: Only at City Museum is it ok to play on an old airplane.
For the adventurous, one can climb a curving ladder to the top of this dome, exit and slide back down.
The rooftop ferris wheel takes you high above the laughter and the play for an unobstructed quiet view of downtown.
Touch, play, explore, find,
look, seek, hide, peek
Every surface has a unique texture and is continually added to by a group of artists.
What is old is new again and used in the most interesting ways.
A small rebar cage looks slightly terrifying and uncomfortable, but still you ask yourself “how do I get in there?”.
There’s even an entire vintage carnival room, full of neon lights, arcade games, and more.
City Museum is a must-see in the mid-west. It may not be pretty or colorful, but it brings out the child in everyone, inviting exploration and imagination. It feels a little forbidden to climb on airplanes and play with rebar, but that’s part of what makes it so fun. The museum is perfect for families and is open late for adults to enjoy too.