Thursday, April 06, 2006

City Museum!!!

The kids had an unexpected day off from school yesterday, so we headed over to St. Louis to make the most of it at the City Museum. It's not like a regular museum. It's filled with all manner of recycled bits and bobs from local buildings that are re-used in all kinds of crazy, fun ways.

There is a "forest to climb through and explore. The "Enchanted Caves" are a wacky conglomeration of concrete caves and Mad Max looking decayed industrial levels to climb.

We spent some time on the 3rd floor in Art City. There are always art materials out for the visitors to use, and most are free. We looooovve the free stuff!!! The snowflake lady was there, so we all cut our "animal" snowflakes. She sells books with patterns all kinds of snowflakes. We have a few of the books, and they're lots of fun to do.

We spent a lot of time outside the building in MonstroCity. It's not for the faint of heart. There are twisty, turny, HIGH tunnels to crawl in all the way up to the third floor of the building! There's lots of places to snag the seat of your pants (just ask Daughter the Eldest!) and make the mistake of looking down and suffer heart palpatations. The preferred method of going down from one area to the next is one of the slides.

While the kids were busy climbing and sliding, I sat in the centrally located "tree house" and listened to some podcasts. The most telling description I could give of MonstroCity is that it looks like something my Uncle Byron would make just for the hell of it.

If you're going to be in St. Louis and are looking for something fun to do and see, then you MUST go to the City Museum...

just don't take the bus.


needlefingers said...

That looks so fun, and I don't even have kids. Which can make things more fun, because you don't have to wonder where they are. :)

P.S. Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

I am so very impressed with the concept for this museum. Very cool, very hip and very interesting.

Jennifer said...

Don't give my dad any more ideas! He probably would run up his own version of it if he saw it. And then he'd fill it with goats.

Musicgeek (Kim) said...

It really is a fun, artsy place. I highly recommend it for anyone.

J: Goats would probably fit right in there, as well as a shrine to Porceliers!

Cate said...

It looks like a place I'd love to take the gkids!

But why not take the bus?

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