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We’re always on the lookout for fun new things to do in St. Louis, so I was super excited to check out Play Street Museum at the Streets of St. Charles. They didn’t ask me to do this review and I’m not being compensated in any way. I just want to share the love for a new business in St. Louis!
This interactive children’s museum is full of hands-on activities for small children. Their website says that their museum is geared towards children under 8, but I would say the sweet spot is around 2-4, maybe 5. Keep reading to find out all kinds of tips, tricks, and see inside this new hot spot.
Play Street Museum St. Louis Review
Planning Your Visit
Admission is $11.50 for each child ages 1-8. Parents do not have to pay admission. Included in your admission is access to all of the play items and a pre-packaged snack when you leave. (If you bring a child younger than 1 or older than 8, they do not have to pay as long as they are accompanied by a paying kiddo.)
Right now, they are open to the public Monday through Friday. Saturdays and Sundays are reserved for special events. This would be a really cute place to have a birthday party.
Tip: To save time when you arrive, fill out the waiver online.
Where to Park
The Streets of St. Charles is a really cute little area that has boutiques, restaurants, a blow dry bar, a gym, and more. Right on the main street there isn’t a ton of parking, so if you can’t snag a spot there, you can use the free parking garage by the AMC Theater. If you park in the garage and take the elevator up to Beale Street, it was a quick walk, and we stayed mostly dry in the rain! Bonus: there’s a coffee shop right there that is TO DIE FOR. Did you hear that, Picasso’s?
When You Arrive
As soon as we walked up and I saw the striped awning, I was in love. IN LOVE. Inside, you’ll find a little shopping section full of unique toys (many wooden), craft supplies, cute tattoos, magnetic wooden blocks, and so much goodness!
If you didn’t fill out the waiver online, you’ll need to do that on the iPad before you can play. As soon as you’re checked in, it’s time to start playing!
Play Street Museum has done an excellent job of providing something for everyone – girls and boys, big and small! The museum is set up like a Main Street in a town. There’s a house complete with washing machine, a grocery store, a kitchen/restaurant, a pet center, a fire house, and a doctor’s office. Inside each little building, you’ll find SUCH cute toys, play food, play animals, play kitchen items, baby dolls, and so much more. There’s also a table with paper, paint sticks, glue, scissors, and craft supplies for little artists.
The doctor’s office was so cute! They had a vision chart, a diagram of the human body, a huge set of teeth, kid-sized crutches, and a Melissa & Doug human body magnetic play person. Everything is kid-sized, but the “roof” is really high so parents can stand inside easily.
The wooden food inside of the Grocery Store was SO CUTE, I couldn’t even stand it. (It’s from Crate & Barrel.)
There is a section toward the front of the museum that seems to have a monthly theme — April’s theme was dinosaurs. I think May’s theme is the ocean. This section had dinosaur toys, magnetic wooden blocks, explorer vests and hats, cool dinosaur books, and a plastic volcano replica. We spent a lot of time playing over here!
The fire house had a little slide, pretend fire alarm, fire hats, boots, and jackets. There was also a big fire truck for kids to play on in the middle of the room.
I wanted to spell out Dax’s name in the big Lite and Brite, but he was too busy with other things!
The woman who was working on the day we went kept walking around and picking things up and putting them back where they went. It was just like she was a mom at home! Ha! She would also bring out new things for the tables, like this fun sticky foam stuff you’ll see here.
What We Liked
I’m so glad we went to Play Street Museum! This children’s museum does a wonderful job of encouraging imaginative play which is something kids desperately need these days! Here are some other things I really liked about Play Street Museum St. Louis:
- The museum is one big rectangle, so it’s easy to have a seat and watch your child play without having to worry about losing them.
- Parents get in free.
- Everything was adorable, clean, and intentional.
- There was a wide variety of activities for kids to play with. There were other items that we didn’t even play with, like several sets of wooden blocks, trucks, and a dollhouse with play people.
- The restrooms were gorgeous and had supplies that mommas may need.
- Not only do they have open play, they have special events like dino slime, story time and craft, and more.
Play Street Museum is definitely a must-go for toddlers and small children. Personally, I think it’s best for kiddos ages 2-5. My daughter is 7 and I feel like she might not have enough to keep her occupied for very long.
I hope you enjoyed my review of the new Play Street Museum in St. Louis! Once it starts to get really hot in the summer, this would be an awesome way to spend an afternoon, or a rainy day! We had fun and would like to go back with a friend!
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