Fun things to do in St. Louis with a toddler

A relative is coming to St. Louis in the spring with her three year old and I put together a list of ideas of things to do. Thought I’d share it here in case anyone else would find it useful!

UPDATE: My relative said that her toddler wouldn’t be interested in most of these things. Oh well! Maybe this list would be better for a 4 or 5 year old.

Some fun things to do in St. Louis with a toddler

Bob Kramer’s Marionnettes Show (since 1963) – guy does a show with puppets he makes himself – awesome

Delta Dental Theater  (learn how to brush your teeth and not be afraid of dentists)

City Museum

Go to Forest Park to roll down Art Hill, throw rocks in the Grand Basin and walk over the various bridges

The Magic House – the most amazing attraction for kids – used to love it when I was little

The Zoo – especially the penguin exhibit

Boating in Forest Park

Missouri Botanical Garden – stuff for kids

Go to the top of the Arch

Tour Busch Stadium (where the St Louis Cardinals play)

Picnic and climbing at Turtle Park

Budweiser Brewery Tour? Lots of moving parts and machines – and the Clydesdale Horses

St Louis Science Center – kids discovery room

Planetarium show – so much fun – loved it when I was little

Citygarden – outdoor garden with sculptures in the city

Ride the Metrolink (trains) – to anywhere!

IMAX movie

Indian buffet?

Carl’s hamburgers (tiny place – sit at the counter)

Other ideas: Grant’s Farm, Eckert’s Farm (if in season), Godfrey’s Corn Maze (in the fall)