Junk, Junk and Fun: City Museum, St. Louis | My Family Travels
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The generically named, City Museum is anything but a generic museum. This St. Louis museum is more like a fun house or carnival than a museum.

Made almost entirely of found parts, used objects and throw-aways, the museum is a terrific study in creative approaches to materials where kids can dive into the mouth of a whale, play on slides of oddly matched metal parts or bang away at a piano.

Museum director, Rick Erwin, says that just about everything in the place is made of found objects, from the junkyard or stuff people just want to give a way.

It’s a huge green idea, or green by default because the museum is forever recycling and reusing.

Top attractions are an old fire engine, a castle turret and two actual Sabre 40 aircraft fuselages.

It can be noisy but certainly not a sensory overload problem because the kids and parents are in full discovery mode.

One writer said she overheard a child gleefully tell his mom that this place “is better than Disney!”

Imagine that!


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