Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis

Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis (must see)

The Missouri History Museum is operated by the Missouri Historical Society and was founded in 1866. The main galleries of the museum are free through a public subsidy by the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District The Jefferson Memorial Building, built in 1913 with profits from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, is the current home of the museum. In 1988, the Museum joined the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District.

In 2000, the Emerson Center, a significant building addition was completed, boosting attendance and exhibition capacity. The Emerson Center was selected by the American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment as an example of architectural design that protects and enhances the environment. It is an example of a green museum. The museum's permanent collection includes both national artifacts, as well as Missouri and St. Louis related materials, such as local colonial and native artifacts, Louisiana Purchase Exposition artifacts, and items relating to Charles Lindbergh and his trans-Atlantic flight in the "Spirit of St. Louis". A replica of the "Spirit of St. Louis" can be found in the museum. A large number of artifacts from the Lewis and Clark Expedition are also housed in the permanent collection. Admission to the museum's permanent collection is free; however, some exhibitions require the purchase of tickets.

Why You Should Visit:
With friendly staff, free parking, a wonderful location right in Forest Park, and great exhibits, this is a good place for a family outing that educates, entertains and inspires.

Tip:
Check to see if current exhibits are of interest to you. If not, it's still nice to look at the fascinating gift shop and sit down for an upscale lunch at a reasonable price (not typical for a museum).

Operation Hours:
Mon, Wed-Sun: 10am–5pm; Tue: 10am–8pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Missouri History Museum on Map

Sight Name: Missouri History Museum
Sight Location: Saint Louis, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Saint Louis, Missouri

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