Today we decided to take our flat travelers (look for a future blog post about these) to an adventure at the Missouri History Museum. Even though I’ve lived close to St. Louis for the majority of my life, somehow I never got around to checking this museum out until now. I know, worst “St. Louisan” ever!
I was actually pretty surprised at how much I enjoyed it because honestly, I’m not big on history or museums for that matter. The girls surprisingly loved it as well! I think I underestimate how much my girls love to learn!
Hands down, our favorite exhibit we saw was the kids clubhouse, and it definitely did not disappoint! The girls mostly learned about what life was like during pioneer days, and also what it was like to travel on a steam boat. They even had a bunch of dress up clothes to see how people dressed in these days and games to play just like the children would play [corn darts anyone?]. My favorite part of this area was the Cahokia exhibit. They had a replica homestead complete with a hut, canoe and lake to go “fishing”, fake campfire, fake garden area, etc. The girls were having a blast in there! I even hopped on periscope for the first time ever so everyone could see the fun we were having [It was my first scope EVER so it wasn’t the best. I’ll get better.. lol]. You can “katch” the replay of that stream right here on my katch page! I tried to talk to the viewers a little but apparently no one could hear me. I was trying to be quiet because people thought I was talking to myself I’m sure. Ha! Anyway, go check it out for yourself and follow me on periscope and katch so you wont miss my future scopes!
Other highlights of our trip included a section dedicated to the old Busch Stadium which was my personal favorite, (Fun fact: Nate and I were lucky enough to be in attendance at the last game played there ever. Very cool and emotional!), an exhibit that featured the effects of Hitlers propaganda (Hubby’s favorite – he’s a major history buff), and the cutest little 50’s kitchen set up that had “a REALLY OLD phone” according to my 7 year old.
If you ever have a chance to visit this museum I highly recommend it. We had a great time and plan to go again this winter per the kids request! Have you visited the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park? If so, comment below and let us know what your favorite exhibit was!
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