There is so much to do in St. Louis in the summer without spending money. Many of the area's most popular attractions are free or offer special free events. Here's information on the best free attractions in St. Louis this summer. For more ideas, check out my articles on free summer movies and live theater and free summer concerts.
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Of course admission to the St. Louis Zoo is always free, but each summer day from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., the Children's Zoo, the Conservation Carousel, the Stingrays at Caribbean Cove and other special exhibits are also free.
May 27 - September 5, 2016
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Admission to the St. Louis Science Center is free for everyone (except for special exhibits). On the first Friday night 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.
June 3, July 1 & August 5, 2016
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Citygarden is one of the newer attractions in Downtown St. Louis. It's a city park filled with fountains, wading pools, sculpture and more. It's a great free place for kids to play on a hot summer day. Citygarden is located along Market Street between 8th and 10th Streets. It is open daily from sunrise to 10 p.m.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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The Missouri History Museum is another great attraction in Forest Park that offers free admission (except special exhibits). The museum has free programs for kids, it is also the site of the popular free outdoor Twilight Tuesday concerts.
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Nearly 1500 free seats are available for every Muny performance in Forest Park. They are available on a first come, first served basis. The free seat gates open at 7 p.m. Shows start at 8:15 p.m.
June 13 - August 14, 2016
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There are plenty of other free attractions that are open year round, like Cahokia Mounds, the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and the World Bird Sanctuary. For more information, see The Top 15 Free Attractions in St. Louis.