Gateway to the West
The Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis’ role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the nineteenth century. The park is a memorial to Thomas Jefferson’s role in opening the West, to the pioneers who helped shape its history, and to Dred Scott who sued for his freedom in the Old Courthouse.
St Louis Zoo
The Saint Louis Zoo is dedicated to connecting people to animals. Annually, approximately 3 million visitors get the opportunity to experience 17,000+ animals in the Zoo’s care; many of them are rare and endangered. The Zoo is renowned for its innovative approaches to animal management, wildlife conservation, research and education. And as a free zoo, visitors are encouraged to come back again…and again!
Prices vary depending on exhibit choices
St. Louis Art Museum in Forest park
Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí
February 16–May 17, 2020
Cost Adults: $15, Seniors and Students: $12
Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí is a groundbreaking exhibition that examines, for the first time, the international legacy of French painter Jean-François Millet (1814-1875). Millet was a pioneer in developing innovative imagery of rural peasantry, landscapes, and nudes, and his work had a deep impact on later generations of artists. In the late 19th century, he was arguably the best-known modern painter, and his works sold for the highest prices of any modern pictures at auction. Today, Millet is less well known and this exhibition seeks to revive his importance and recognize his radicalism.
Millet and Modern Art creates an alternative and fresh narrative for the history of modern art that begins with his work. Millet’s imagery is situated within the context of work by a wide range of artists whom he influenced including Vincent van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, Georges Seurat, Claude Monet, Giovanni Segantini, Winslow Homer, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Edvard Munch, and Salvador Dalí.
The City Museum downtown
Expect the unexpected. City Museum is a hundred-year-old warehouse in downtown St. Louis in which artists have repurposed the pieces of old cities to build miles of tunnels, slides, climbers, bridges, and castles. There are secret passages and grand galleries. Playgrounds and ball pits. A circus and a train. A rooftop school bus and a Ferris wheel.
$16 plus tax ages 3 and up
Your journey through the St. Louis Aquarium starts along a freshwater river, and the shallow waters of a salt marsh then moves into the deep, dark abyss of the ocean open. Browse our galleries to see what’s in store for you when you spend an afternoon at the most unique indoor attraction in St. Louis!
General admission for adults is $21.83 (Must be reserved in advance online-tickets sell out fast as this is a new museum)
Anheuser Busch tour
Nestled in the historic Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis, our largest and oldest brewery site was selected based on its access to the Mississippi River, the large presence of German immigrants in the 1800’s, and the natural cave formations that were used to store beer prior to artificial refrigeration.
Regardless of the experience you choose, as you walk through the halls of the historic St. Louis brewery, you are transported in time.
You will realize the vision that became one of the largest and oldest breweries in the nation. From the history-rich architecture – including three National Historic Landmarks – to cutting-edge brewing technology, you will witness first-hand the heritage and timeless tradition Anheuser-Busch employs to brew beer.
Complimentary General Brewery Tour or reserve for $5 in advance to ensure your spot.
Shopping at Plaza Frontenac (near the hotel)
Plaza Frontenac is an upscale, two-level, enclosed, regional shopping center in the Frontenac area of metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri. Opened in 1974 and anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, it has high-end tenants, many of which are unique to the region.
No charge (walking distance from the hotel)
The 2020 ECE-RJ Kallah is geared toward Directors, Assistant Directors, Teachers, Lay Leaders and supporters of early childhood Jewish education.