Kids Activities in Lafayette Square

$25 for Entry to St. Louis Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race on Saturday, September 6 ($55 Value)

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Joe Buck's

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Campbell House Museum (50% Off)

Campbell House Museum

Downtown St. Louis

$16 $8

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Furniture, paintings, clothing, and other period artifacts offer a rare glimpse into 19th-century American life

Day Camp or Tour at World Aquarium (Up to 71% Off)

World Aquarium

Midtown

$75 $35

Aquarium docents introduce campers and visitors to fish, amphibians, reptiles, and arachnids, with opportunities to feed and touch wildlife

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum Membership for One or Two or Visit for Two (Up to 51% Off)

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum

St. Louis

$35 $17

Photographs and equipment from more than 500 artists, including Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, fill a 6,000-square-foot space

Visit for Two, Four, Six, or Eight Adults to the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis (Up to 50% Off)

Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis

Bevo

$10 $5

Groups can visit the museum to view a collection of miniatures which includes houses and replicas of the Basilica of St. Louis and Bevo Mill

One or Two Weeks of Kids' Dance Camp at Consuming Kinetics Dance Company (50% Off)

Consuming Kinetics Dance Company

DeBaliviere Place

$275 $137

Each week of camp teaches kids a style of dance such as jazz or hip-hop

Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $119

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

Two or Three Races at Pole Position Raceway (Up to 56% Off)

Pole Position Raceway

Crestwood

$43.98 $22

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Indoor go-kart track fills with the sound of electric karts zooming up to 45 mph

Self-Guided Audio Tour for Two or Four with Souvenir Book and Tote from Cahokia Mounds Museum Society (50% Off) 

Cahokia Mounds Museum Society

Collinsville

$20 $10

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Visitors take self-guided audio-visual tours of a metropolis built by Native Americans from AD 700 to 1400

Video- and Arcade-Game Play for Two or Four People at Game Haven STL (50% Off)

Game Haven STL

Overland

$30 $15

Gamers battle on systems that range from Sega to Wii, and also play computer and arcade games, such as air hockey and pinball

One-Hour of Bowling with Pizza for Up to Four or Eight at Show Me Lanes (Up to 50% Value)

Show Me Lanes

Mehlville

$30 $15

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Large pizzas complement games of bowling at family friendly center

Fun-Center Package for Two or Four or Birthday Party for Eight at Tee Time Family Fun Center (Up to 54% Off)

Tee Time Family Fun Center

Mehlville

$64.49 $32

Four-hour passes grant unlimited rides on go-karts, bumper boats, and other rides; birthday party includes pizza and arcade tokens

Bowling with Shoe Rental and Pizza for 5 or 10 at Concord Lanes & Arizona Action Park (Up to 79% Off)

Concord Lanes & Arizona Action Park

Sappington

$74.75 $20

Groups lace up rental shoes and toss bowling balls down one of 32 polished lanes

Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Olivette Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Olivette Lanes

Olivette

$24 $12

Retro bowling alley includes 24 lanes with automatic scoring system

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Bowling for Four with Shoe Rental, Soda, and Pizza at Crestwood Bowl (Up to 53% Off)

Crestwood Bowl

Crestwood Bowl

$40.35 $19

Bowling alley more than 50-years-old serves up pizza & soda as bowlers pummel pins for one hour

$80 for a One-Year Family-Membership Package at The Magic House ($160 Value)

The Magic House

Saint Louis

$160 $80

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Membership includes unlimited free admission to The Magic House, plus 10 free guest passes

Fun-Park Attractions for 10 or 20 at Swing-a-Round Fun Town (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Swing-A-Round Fun Town

Fenton

$294 $199

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During this three-hour package, groups of 10 or 20 receive two hours of unlimited access to mini golf, bumper boats, and go-karts

Museum Outing with Miniature-Train Ride for Two or Four at the Museum of Transportation (Up to 60% Off)

Museum of Transportation

Saint Louis

$24 $10

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Vintage automobiles, planes, and a massive collection of locomotives fill the museum grounds, circled by miniature-train tracks

Two-Hour Bowling Package for 5 or 10 with Shoe Rental and Pizza at Imperial Bowl (Up to74% Off)

Imperial Bowl

Imperial

$59 $20

Thirty lanes host group bowling outings that include free shoe rental and pizza

Admission for Two, Three, or Four to Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center (40% Off)

Lewis & Clark Boat House & Nature Center

St. Charles

$10 $6

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The facility honors Lewis and Clark with full-scale models of the explorers' boats, a museum, and trails through the surrounding woodlands

Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental and Pizza for Four or Eight at St. Charles Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

St. Charles Lanes

Saint Charles

$48 $24

Families and friends strive for strikes at locally owned bowling alley, celebrating games with a large one-topping pizza

Unlimited Arcade Play for Two or Four with Soda at The Neutral Zone (Up to 51% Off)

The Neutral Zone

Chesterfield

$33.96 $19

The arcade houses more than 80 full-size video games, including Ms. Pac Man, Street Fighter II, Galaga, and Frogger

Ice-Skating Package for 2, 4, or 6 at Hardee's Iceplex (Up to 57% Off)

Hardee's Iceplex

Chesterfield

$14 $6

Public-skate session with skate rental and hot cocoa or soda

$13 for Two 60-Minute Jump Passes at Sky Zone St. Louis ($26 Value)

Sky Zone

Chesterfield

$26 $13

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In addition to careening across trampoline-covered floors, guests can access the Sky Zone's SkySlam basketball court

$20 for Indoor Mini Golf for Four & $16 Video Arcade Credit at Chesterfield Sports Fusion ($40 Value)

Chesterfield Sports Fusion

Chesterfield

$40 $20

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Indoor entertainment facility welcomes adults and kids with indoor mini golf and video arcade

Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, and Pumpkin Slingshots for Two, Four, or Six at Brookdale Farms (Up to 48% Off)

Brookdale Farms

Eureka

$23 $12

Get lost in the twisting corn maze, see how far a pumpkin can fly with rounds at the farm's pumpkin slingshot, and visit their pumpkin patch

Guitar Lessons with Optional String Change or Guitar Rental at Dave's Guitar Instruction (Up to 61% Off)

Dave's Guitar Instruction

Saint Charles

$157.50 $65

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Learn simple tunes by the end of the first lesson, then interactively play on a stage with a recorded band to quickly pick up guitar skills

One or Two Months of Guitar Lessons at Guitar Pedal Shoppe LLC (55% Off)

Guitar Pedal Shoppe LLC

O'Fallon

$165 $75

Brick-and-mortar guitar shop that specializes in accessories also offers weekly lessons for students in all styles and genres

Baseball, Golf, and Mini Golf at Highway A Sports Complex (Up to 63% Off). Two Options Available.

Highway A Sports Complex

Wentzville

$41 $19

Two fully enclosed batting cages, driving range with 33 tees, meticulously groomed baseball diamond, and an 18-hole mini golf course

Cosmic Bowling for Two, or Two Hours of Bowling for 6 or 12 with Pizza and Soda at Oasis Lanes (Up to 51% Off)

Oasis Lanes

Union

$30 $15

Neon-lit lanes host party-style Cosmic Bowling on weekends, or normal open play entertains groups with pizza and soda

Camping with Raft Rental and Optional Amenities at Meramec Valley Campground & RV Park (Up to 55% Off)

Meramec Valley Campground & RV Park

Cuba

$56 $25

Campsites with or without water and electricity; relaxing float trips down the Meramec River aboard rafts

Admission for Four or Six to Lazy L Safari Park (50% Off)

Lazy L Safari Park

Cape Girardeau

$28 $14

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Feed kangaroos, camels, and parakeets and see alligators and zebras at this walk-through zoo

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Visit for Two or Four or a One-Year Membership (Up to 51% Off)

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

Hannibal

$22 $11

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Guests explore Mark Twain's childhood home and the surrounding properties that inspired his stories

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to National Churchill Museum (53% Off)

National Churchill Museum

Fulton

$15 $7

History museum, located beneath a church imported from London and rebuilt here, tells the story of Winston Churchill and the world he knew

Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Up to 6 or 12 at Fulton Bowling Center (Up to 56% Off)

Fulton Bowling Center

Fulton

$49.90 $24

Bowling alley with 16 lanes and a café hosts groups of up to a dozen players for play with shoe rentals

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At Bumbershoot Aerial Arts, instructors guide students through a wide array of suspended workouts, from strengthening trapeze-and-silks classes to ones where pupils use hoops, ropes, or even chains to lift them off the ground. After -spending hours exercising in midair, students can train to be on the next mission to outer space, or stay in this atmosphere and gain the upper-body strength required to be a successful aerial artist.

2200 Gravois Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Serving what the Riverfront Times calls "jazzed-up American-grill standards," Fox Park Grille infuses its starters, sandwiches, and wings with signature touches. The grill's casual atmosphere ushers sports fans and foodies alike to its tables, where burgers stuffed with american, blue, and swiss cheese challenge hands to heft their kaiser rolls. From the meatballs to the sauces, including roasted red pepper, honey mustard, and marinara, the kitchen crafts many eats in-house and remains open until at least 10 p.m. six days a week.

Aside from innovative bar fare, Fox Park Grille also specializes in evening entertainment. Guests vie for the top spot during Wednesday trivia nights, and karaoke singers take the stage on Thursday and Friday. On Saturdays, DJ Rayn spins songs from the ’80s and ’90s for a nostalgic dance party that segues into a fight club for former prom kings.

2855 Shenandoah Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Hershey Theatre

The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.

1400 Market Street
St. Louis,
MO
US

When it was first established in the early 1850s, the neighborhood known as Lucas Place was a piece of farmland on its way to becoming the first clearly defined wealthy suburb of St. Louis. Much has changed since then, as the city has expanded around the neighborhood and many of the elegant buildings have made way for more modern incarnations. One building, however, has largely stayed the same.

Built in 1851, the Campbell House was the home of renowned fur trader and businessman Robert Camp­bell and his family. The Campbells would continue to occupy the house until 1938, acquiring furniture, paintings, clothing, and other period artifacts to fill the house over the years. The family also took a detailed set of interior photographs in the 1880s that were only rediscovered in the late 20th century. These photographs would prove to be of great historical importance, as they formed the basis for a massive renovation project that would result in the opening of the Campbell House Museum.

Today, the Campbell House Museum attracts visitors from St. Louis and beyond, many of whom come to get a glimpse of what the city was like before modern conveniences such as electricity. The house retains many of the family's original possessions, as well as library books and state archives that offer a further glimpse into 19th-century American life.

1508 Locust St.
Saint Louis,
MO
US

The Fountain On Locust has earned accolades such as St. Louis Magazine's award for Best Restaurant On a Budget in 2012 and an honorable mention as one of Sauce Magazine's favorite restaurants to impress out-of-towners. Described as "luscious" by Sauce Magazine reviewers, the café's ice-cream creations skew toward adults. They may be topped with hand-crafted sauces or blended into champagne floats and eclectic ice-cream martinis. On the menu, these sweets converge with a panoply of vintage cocktails and playful café dishes that include hot roast-beef melts and a turkey BLT "so good you might cry."

The retro cuisine meshes perfectly with the vintage-inspired decor, highlighted by walls of hand-painted midnight-blue murals. Black and white tile floors spread out from a wooden bar lit with art deco-style hanging lamps, much like the kind F. Scott Fitzgerald described in his unpublished novella about Gatsby's electrician. And yet the restaurant's eclectic design isn't limited to the dining space—The Fountain won Cintas' America's Best Restroom Award in 2010.

3037 Locust St
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Since 1971, World Aquarium has stuck to its not-for-profit mission to protect marine life and promote the public's understanding of the aquatic world through educational programs, exhibits, and research. The aquarium unsurprisingly favors a hands-on approach; visitors often get close enough to high-five the flippers, fins, or pincers of many of its more than 10,000 animals.

Tour guides wind through exhibits on sea and freshwater animals, showcasing creatures such as sea turtles, sharks, stingrays, and fish from rivers and lakes around the globe. While peering into the faithfully reconstructed habitats, visitors absorb valuable information on how to conserve water, protect aquatic resources, and peacefully resolve conflicts between Siamese fighting fish.

701 N 15th St, 2nd Fl
St. Louis,
MO
US