20 Things to do over Spring Break in St. Louis

March 11, 2020
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ST. LOUIS (KNOU) - St. Louis has a variety of exciting Spring Break 2020 activities to check out with the whole family. Here's a list of the top twenty you don't want to miss out on.

1.) Union Station: Union Station has plenty of fun to offer over spring break. Activities such as their Mini Golf, Mirror Maze, and Rope Course are offered daily and make it the ideal spot to spend your Spring Break with the whole family. 

2.) Aquarium: The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station takes you on an aquatic journey unlike any other.  From alligator snapping turtles to zebra sharks in our Shark Canyon, from fun otter encounters — yes, you can meet and play with our otters Thatcher, Sawyer, and Finn — to personalized animal experiences for kids, we guarantee the Aquarium's got something for everyone.

3.) The Wheel: The St. Louis Wheel™ is a 200-foot high observation wheel with 42 fully enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas that seat up to six adults each. Wheel passengers will take three to four rotations high over the St. Louis skyline during the 15-minute ride.

4.) Union Station Soda Fountain:  The St. Louis Union Station Soda Fountain is a refreshing blast from the past with sweets, treats and eats for everyone. Combining modern flairs with retro vibes, you’ll find something new to smile about every time you visit. 

5.) St. Louis Zoo: The St. Louis Zoo is a fun and FREE activity for the whole family. It's home to over 13,000 animals representing 555 species and is recognized worldwide for its innovative approaches to animal care and management, wildlife conservation, research, and education. Click here for more events happening a the zoo during Spring Break. 

6.) Six Flags: Six Flags will be opening just in time for spring break as they kick off their 49th season on March 18, 2020. Coasters, music, giveaways, games, and all the beach vibes will be at Six Flags St. Louis for spring break!

7.) Visit the Gateway ArchCheck out the breathtaking views and historical museum that the Gateway Arch has to offer as one of St. Louis' most well-known staples.

8.) Missouri Botanical Garden's Orchid Show: The Orchid Show is a once-a-year opportunity to view a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Garden's expansive living collection. Peer through lush foliage, bubbling fountains, and trailing vines as you are transported to an exotic hideaway within the Orthwein Floral Display Hall. 

9.) Curious George - Let's Get Curious: The Magic House wants you to let your curiosity run wild at the Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious! exhibit! Launch yourself in the rocket George took to outer space, climb the fire outside his apartment, play mini-golf on George’s special course and more! 

10.) March Magic Film Festival Saint Louis Science Center: The Saint Louis Science Center welcomes you to a March full of movie magic as we screen each of the eight Harry Potter films in IMAX®. See Harry Potter like never before in IMAX® with Laser at the newly renovated OMNIMAX Theater! All eight Harry Potter films will be shown in order throughout the month of March.

11.) St. Patrick's Day ParadeOn March 14th, 2020, St. Louis is throwing their 51st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown St. Louis at 12:00 pm. There will be marching bands, floats, huge cartoon-character balloons, 5000+ marchers, and lots of clowns.

12.) Moolah Shrine Circus: The circus is back in town on March 19th-22nd at the Family Arena. You can expect to see attractions such as gravity-defying trapeze artists, hilarious clowns, elephants as they trumpet around the “Three Rings, and so much more. Click HERE for more details.

13.) 2020 NCAA Men's Basketball First & Second Rounds: The 2020 NCAA Men's Basketball games are coming to St. Louis on March 19 & 21 at the Enterprise Center. The teams that will be playing have yet to be announced, but basketball lovers can click HERE to can get their tickets.

14.) Schlafly Stout & Oyster Festival 2020 On March 20th, 2020, Schlafly is hosting its annual Stout & Oyster Festival which includes beer, shuckers, and over 80,000 oysters from both coasts. The event was created by 20 professional shuckers with live music as their backdrop and a selection of fifteen-plus stouts on tap. Click HERE for more information on how you can get in on all of the delicious action. 

15.) STL RebelCon 2020On March 21st- March 22nd, The Sheldon will be hosting St. Louis' first convention honoring the Starz show Spartacus. This two-day event is currently in development to include Q&A Panels, Photo Opportunities, and the chance to meet the stars. Photo ops and meet and greets sold separately. Visit STLRebelCon.com for more information.

16.) St. Louis Battlehawks VS. Los Angeles Wildcats Game: On March 21st, the Battlehawks will be playing the Los Angeles Wildcats at America's Center Dome at 4:00 pm. Tickets are $24-$100. Click HERE for more info!

17.) Brick River's Cheese and Cider BallOn March 28th, 2020 from 11 AM-5 PM, Brick Cider River will be hosting their Cheese Ball where guests may sample from 20 different ciders from 10 different craft cidermakers. In addition to their own ciders, they have ciders from France, Great Britain, Canada, and Spain as well as several other producers in the USA. Each cider sampling has been paired with a carefully selected cheese. Click HERE for more information.

18.) Go see Disney's new "Onward" movie: Onward is a 2020 American computer-animated urban fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. Set in a suburban fantasy world, the film is perfect to see with the whole family during spring break as it follows two elf brothers who set out on a quest to find a spell that will bring back their deceased father. 

19.) Missouri History Museum- Mighty Mississippi Exhibit: Now through April 25th, discover the regional heritage of the Middle Mississippi watershed as revealed through a diverse range of stories and artifacts that stem from the Mother of Rivers and its tributaries.

20.) Boathouse at Forest Park: Now that the weather is warming, you can check out the Boathouse at Forest Park. The Boathouse is open from 11:00 AM- 6:00 PM on Mondays through Saturdays and opens at 10 AM on Sundays. You can fuel up in the Boathouse restaurant and then cast off to explore the 22 acres of waterways that wind around Forest Park. Click HERE for more information.