Spend Easter traveling down the Mississippi on a Gateway Arch Riverboat Cruise.
Some families don’t celebrate Easter, while others enjoy a sunrise service and an early morning egg hunt. Either way, if you find your tummy filled with jellybeans by 10 a.m. and your little peeps are ready for a springtime adventure, there are several options for fun on Easter day in St. Louis.
Saint Louis Art Museum Visit the Saint Louis Art Museum from 1-4 p.m. for the museum’s free Family Sunday and learn more about the work of Degas and other French Impressionists. A free family tour will be offered at 2:30 p.m.
Easter Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt at Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center Just a hop, skip and a jump from St. Louis is Pere Marquette Lodge, located in Grafton, Illinois. Spend Easter at this picturesque lodge enjoying an Easter Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt. Brunch is $28.95 for ages 12 and up, $10.95 for ages 4-11 and free for children 3 and under. Free Easter egg hunts will be offered at noon and 2 p.m.
Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise Hop aboard the Gateway Arch Riverboat for a cruise with the Easter Bunny. The Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise includes a trip down the Mississippi, live music and a catered lunch. Tickets are $18 for children ages 3-12 and $45 for ages 13 and up.
Six Flags Make like an Easter egg and get a bit scrambled with a day of spins, loops and thrills on the rides at Six Flags, which is open 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. April 16.
Saint Louis Zoo After the kids have finished hunting their eggs, watch the happy inhabitants of the Saint Louis Zoo find theirs during the zoo’s Enrichment Eggstravaganza from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saint Louis Science Center Spend a day exploring at the Saint Louis Science Center, which is open 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 16. Learn more about the roots of your food at the "GROW" exhibit and have a little fun with numbers at "MathAlive!" General admission to the Saint Louis Science Center is free, though additional fees apply for films and some exhibits.
Missouri History Museum Do a little time traveling at the Missouri History Museum. Younger children can spend the day experiencing important moments in St. Louis history through hands-on exhibits in the History Clubhouse, while visitors of all ages will enjoy a trip down memory lane at "Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis."
The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House Experience the brilliant beauty of butterflies with a trip to The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, which will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, $5 for children ages 3-12 and free for 2 and under.
Big Joel’s Safari Plan an expedition to Big Joel’s Safari, a petting zoo and educational park located near Wright City, where visitors can meet zebras, camels, parrots, reptiles and more. Admission is $6 for ages 2 and up and free for children under age 2.
World Bird Sanctuary Pack a picnic lunch and hit the hiking trails at World Bird Sanctuary, which will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 16. Arrive early for a free Keeper Chat, which starts at 9 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Note: The Museum of Transportation, City Museum and the Visitor Center at Purina Farms are all closed April 16.