Admission to the Missouri History Museum is always free. Admission fees apply to some special exhibitions and special events.
Based on membership level, Missouri History Museum members receive free tickets to special exhibitions and discounted tickets to events.
As a member of the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District (ZMD), the Missouri History Museum receives property tax support from the citizens of St. Louis City and St. Louis County. Financial support from these taxes assists the Missouri History Museum with exhibition development and design, conservation of artifacts and documents, and educational programming. As a “thank you” for their tax support, residents of St. Louis City and St. Louis County receive complimentary or reduced admission to many of the Missouri History Museum’s special exhibitions on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. To receive complimentary or reduced admission, St. Louis City and St. Louis County residents must present a Missouri driver's license or a Missouri ID card prior to entering the gallery.
The Missouri History Museum has been active in the St. Louis community since 1866. Founding members joined together "for the purpose of saving from oblivion the early history of the city and state."
Today, the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park offers exhibitions and events, including theatrical performances; concerts; family festivals; special events; workshops; and presentations.
The Missouri History Museum is an ideal destination for adult groups (10 or more participants) of all types. We offer various options to customize your Museum visit.
The Missouri History Museum also offers programs for school classes and youth groups that fit with classroom curriculum and use our galleries in new and innovative ways.