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6 St. Louis Area Museum Events You Won't Want To Miss In August.


St. Louis is exceedingly lucky to host quite a few free and unique museums within the city limits. Visitors to the city often comment on how wondrous it is that many of the St. Louis museums are not only free - but they are world-class.

Even the museums and gardens in St. Louis that have an entry fee are worth visiting. No matter your interests, you can find a museum in St. Louis dedicated to the education and celebration of the topic.

Many museums have interesting and interactive exhibits worth paying a few extra dollars to look at during August. Incredibly - some of these exhibits remain completely free to the public!

When visiting a museum during COVID, always ensure that you are taking proper precautions regarding sanitization and facemasks. Additionally, check with the museums and gardens prior to visiting to ensure that advanced tickets are not required for entry.

For those longing for knowledge, an interesting and unique date, or just a family-friendly afternoon out, make sure that you check out these 6 museum exhibits being held in St. Louis this August.
St. Louis is full of interesting museums and unique exhibits.Photo by Tiffany Cade on Unsplash

1. Origami in the Garden

Hosted at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Origami in the Garden is an exhibit of 18 large-scale origami-inspired sculptures, including a tower made up of 1000 cranes in homage to a famous Japanese folktale.

The exhibit took nine years to perfect Santa Fe artists Jennifer and Kevin Box and will be on display at the Botanica Gardens during August. Admission is included in garden admission. For more info, head here.

2. Beyond the Ballot: St Louis and Suffrage

This ongoing exhibit at the Missouri History Museum is free to attend, but reservations are required, so be sure to plan!

Women were the key to the establishment and growth of St. Louis, and the Beyond the Ballot exhibit uses artifacts, media, and interactive exhibits to allow visitors to explore the unique role that women played in early St. Louis. For more information and tickets, head here.

3. Mummies of the World

Calling all mummy fans! The St. Louis Science Center is currently hosting a Mummies of the World Exhibit that you won't want to miss. The Exhibit is the largest collection of real mummies and artifacts that has ever been assembled and includes 40 animal and human mummies worldwide, including South America, Egypt, and Europe.

The Exhibit uses modern science to present engaging multimedia exhibits that reveal a glimpse into the lives of ancient cultures and civilizations. Although admission to the Science Center is always free, this experience is a paid one, and for non-members, the price is $20 admission. Find out more information here.

5. 200 Years of Talent

The Missouri Field House Museum plays host to an interesting exhibit called Missouri Writers: 200 Years of Talent. Missouri has been home to quite a few influential writers: from Eugene Field and his monumental daily personal column to the iconic sci-fi writer Robert Heinlein and the first African American novelist William Wells Brown and the female war correspondent Martha Gellhorn - all have called Missouri home. The Writer's exhibit will showcase these minds as more. For more information, visit the Eugene Field Library here.

6. Masterminds: Chess Prodigies

Chess is unique in that - unlike other competitive sports and games - children can compete and sometimes win against even the most talented adults. The World Chess Museum hosts a notable exhibit telling the stories of the most notable and famous chess prodigies in the world, including Bobby Fischer and the Polgar sisters. The exhibit uses photographs, mementos, and even videos of matches and tournaments to showcase these extraordinary young chess players throughout their early years and later in life. For more information, head to the museum website here.

So which of these museum exhibits will you be visiting this month? No matter your interests, there is something here to learn for everyone at every age. From child prodigies to women's rights, from ancient mummies to talented writers - the pursuit of knowledge in St. Louis is truly endless!

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