Isn’t it thrilling when it snows? There’s plenty to see and do, so don’t let the weather prevent you from enjoying the season in St. Louis.
The City Museum is always a unique way to spend your time indoors. Not actually a museum, this wonderland was a shoe factory transformed into an artsy playground in a warehouse of recycled fun for the whole family. Explore enchanted caves, speed down a three-story slide, play in a treehouse and view climbable art at the City Museum. The second floor features the World Aquarium full of sharks, rays, sea turtles, parrots, tortoises, terrapins, otters, snakes, alligators and other sea creatures. Circus classes and workshops are held daily.
Learn all about the history of St. Louis at the Missouri History Museum. Currently “A Walk in 1875 St. Louis” is on display until Feb. 14 and “Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs: Freedom in America” begins Feb. 6. If you’re looking for a more kid friendly exhibit, History Clubhouse opened in the fall.
More than 750 scientific and educational exhibits are on display at the St. Louis Science Center, including a life-sized animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex, watch 3D film experiences at the four-story Omnimax Theater and explore outer space at the Planetarium. Experience science and technology through the new Mission: Mars exhibit. Travel to the year 2076 for mars exploration in the future.
The Magic House is St. Louis’ interactive children’s museum encouraging children to experiment combining education and fun in all activities. Kids may touch an electrically charged ball that will make their hair stand up with static electricity, or push a large pin screen and create 3D impressions of themselves, spin the big kaleidoscope or create their own works of art in the art studio.
If you’re willing to brave the cold, sledding on Art Hill in Forest Park is a real treat. You can go ice skating at Steinberg Ice Rink or Shaw Park Ice Rink. Steinberg Ice Rink, in Forest Park, is a seasonal favorite and the largest ice skating rink in the Midwest. Steinberg is open now through Feb. 25. The Shaw Park Ice Rink offers views of the downtown Clayton skyline. You could also take in the frosty air at Hidden Valley Ski Resort with snow skiing, boarding and tubing all on lit trails – even when it’s not snowing, there’s always snow on the ground at Hidden Valley.
The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the leading comprehensive museums of art in the country. There’s a collection of 33,000 works of art from virtually every time period and culture. Currently traveling collections on display at the museum are St. Louis Modern (until Jan. 31), Currents 111: Steven and William Ladd: Scouts or Sports?, and they’ve recently acquired Horace Pippin’s “Sunday Morning Breakfast.”
It’s public show season in St. Louis. The Wedding Show (Jan. 10), 2016 Saint Louis Auto Show (Jan. 28-31), Motorcycle and more will all take place this winter at America’s Center. Sports are alive in St. Louis, come and cheer on the St. Louis Blues and Saint Louis University Billikens. Entertainment options are endless at Scottrade Center, Peabody Opera House, Fabulous Fox, Jazz at the Bistro, Ballpark Village and more. For all the great ways to enjoy the winter weather, visit ExploreStLouis.com.
Written by Kiara Bryant from Explore St. Louis.