Open Daily 10am–4pm*
Created with input from regional families, the History Clubhouse is a space for families to foster a love of history, learning, and museums. Families can step back in time, explore, discover, and play in some favorite St. Louis places in a welcoming environment where nothing is hands-off. Walk among the buildings of downtown St. Louis, steer a steamboat on the Mississippi River, prepare food in the ancient city of Cahokia, sell ice cream at the 1904 World’s Fair, and learn history along the way!
In addition to the interactive gallery, educational programming provides further opportunities for children to stimulate their imaginations. Join us on a weekly basis for Storytelling and get creative with Make-and-Take Workshops.
When you arrive at the Museum, please pick up History Clubhouse tickets from the Information Desk. All visitors must get FREE tickets for a one-hour session in the History Clubhouse. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10am each day. This timed-entry system has been implemented due to the Clubhouse's popularity and helps us ensure that everyone has a quality experience. (On days when volume is low, you'll be able stay as long as you desire.)
Please note that 10am to 1pm is designated as family time in the History Clubhouse. Within that time frame, families may expect to share the space with small early childhood or youth groups. During the school year (mid-August through the end of May) from 1pm to 4pm, families should be aware they may be sharing the space with large groups of students, ages kindergarten through 2nd grade.
Group Visits to History Clubhouse
The Missouri History Museum welcomes groups with children ages 8 and under to visit the History Clubhouse. Groups of 6 to 24 children may make reservations for 45-minute play sessions. All group visits must be arranged in advance. Groups without advance reservations may not be permitted into the exhibit; exceptions for drop-in groups can be made only if space is available.
Free group visits may be scheduled on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings or on any weekday afternoon. For group visits, Missouri History Museum educators will provide an orientation and assistance during the play session. We ask that adult chaperones, 1 for every 6 children, actively engage with children as they play and learn.
Group visits during weekend hours may also be arranged in advance. Weekend visits for groups of more than 24 children will incur a fee of $150. Museum educators will split large groups into smaller, more intimate subgroups and facilitate activities in the Museum’s signature or special exhibits, in addition to play sessions in the History Clubhouse. Large group visits average 2 hours in length but may vary depending on the group’s needs.
To make a self-guided group visit for History Clubhouse, click HERE.
Organized by the Missouri History Museum
Sponsored by Mary Ann Lee