Free Spring Events and Activities in the St. Louis Area

15 Things to Do in the Spring Without Spending Money

You can find something free to do in St. Louis any time of the year. Many top attractions are free all the time, but there are also some great seasonal events worth checking out. Here are the best free spring events in the St. Louis area.

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Family Sundays at the Art Museum

St. Louis Art Museum
Photo by Deborah O'Brien

The St. Louis Art Museum welcomes families for free events each Sunday afternoon. Family Sundays run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes kid-friendly art projects and a tour of the exhibits at 2:30 p.m.

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Star Party at the Science Center

Photo by Deborah O'Brien

Admission to the St. Louis Science Center is free for everyone (except for special exhibits). On the first Friday of each month, there is also a free Star Party at the Planetarium. Members of the St. Louis Astronomical Society set up telescopes for public viewing and are available to answer questions.

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History Clubhouse the Missouri History Museum

The Missouri History Museum in Forest Park has a free exhibit for kids called History Clubhouse. The one hour sessions give children the chance to see what life was like many years ago. The History Clubhouse is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors must pick up complimentary tickets at the information desk.

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St. Patrick's Day Parades

 In St. Louis, there are two big parades to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The Downtown parade is the Saturday before the holiday, and the Dogtown parade is always on St. Patrick's Day itself.

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Friday Family Nights at the Magic House

St. Louis' top children's museum has free admission for families on the third Friday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Free Movie at Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village is the place to see the family-friendly movie Secret Life of Pets on the large indoor TV at Fox Sports Midwest Live! Food and drinks are available for purchase for those who get hungry while watching the film.

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World Eagle Day

Celebrate eagles with a free day of events at the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park. See live eagle shows, educational demonstrations and more for free.

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SLAM Underground

The St. Louis Art Museum also hosts a free concert series on the last Friday of each month. Visitors can enjoy performances from a variety of musicians and artists. Tickets are required. You can pick up free tickets near the museum's information desk.

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UMSL Community Concerts

Free classical music concerts featuring UMSL students and alumni at thee Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis County.

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Not So Quiet! Concert Series

The Central Library in downtown St. Louis hosts free monthly concerts. The Not So Quiet! concert series features popular local performers. The concerts are held in the library's auditorium on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

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Spring Indian Market Days

Native Americans display and sell artwork, crafts and clothing at Cahokia Mounds near Collinsville. Admission is free.

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Twilight Tuesdays

Twilight Tuesdays return to the Missouri History Museum at the end of April. These free outdoor concerts are a big draw in Forest Park in the spring and summer. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy an evening of free entertainment under the stars.

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Schlafly Beer Tour

Get a behind the scenes look at the making of Schlafly beer at the Bottleworks in Maplewood. Free tours are offered Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

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Chocolate Factory Tour

Take a free tour of the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate factory in near The Hill in south St. Louis. Tours are offered Monday through Saturday at the facility at 5025 Pattison Avenue. Fore more information, call (314) 338-3501.

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