Searching for free things to do near St. Louis this weekend? You came to the right place! Whether you love sports, theater, or other hobbies, you're bound to find something you and the family will love on our list. When the kids get hungry, head to one of the best restaurants in St. Louis.


The St. Louis Zoo

Named one of the best zoos in the country, and best free attraction in the U.S. by USA Today readers, the zoo features more than 5,000 animals from all seven continents. Entry to the zoo is free, but some special exhibits and the railroad do require a small fee. 

St. Louis Art Museum

With more than 30,000 works to explore, you can spend all day at the SLAM and still not see everything. Come alone Tuesday through Sunday and wander at your leisure free of charge, or bring the kids for free tours on Sundays and get the next generation excited about art.


       Male Lion Outside 

Missouri History Museum

St. Louis has long been called the 'Gateway to the West.' Learn why that is and what key events went into creating the fascinating city we see today. General admission is free, but there is a small fee for special exhibits.

Citygarden Urban Park

Public art is on full display at this free urban park located in downtown St. Louis. Stretch your legs, get a little exercise, and experience exquisite works by renowned sculptors in this divine outdoor setting.

The Muny

While you can pay to see the shows at the Muny Amphitheater, if you'd prefer not to, come early in the day and take advantage of more than 1,450 free seats located in the back nine rows. Lines can be long, but it's worth it to experience world-class musical theater for free.

St. Louis Science Center

Let the kids get their hands dirty as they explore the world of science and discovery in the many hands-on exhibits at the St. Louis Science Center. Younger kids can enjoy water play and interact with live animals in the Discovery Room, while older kids will love the science demonstrations and building experiences in the Life Science Lab.