The 10 Best St. Louis Museums for First Dates

Online dating is the easiest way to meet singles in St. Louis, but then, you have to decide where to go for your first date. You don’t want to follow some outdated first date script that includes dinner and a movie, so how about a museum?

We’ve rounded up the best St. Louis museums for first dates and are going to share them here. Oh, and one more thing – these aren’t listed in any particular order, so they’re all number one in our book.

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City Museum

City Museum St Louis

Couples who play together stay together, making the City Museum ideal for fun-loving first dates. You and your date can let your inner children run wild on slides, ramps, and other exciting activities. Plus, the City Museum has a full bar, and the rooftop is open from March through October. Catch a ride on the rooftop Ferris wheel and watch those sparks fly! 

  • Address: 750 North 16th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
  • Admission Price: $20

Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM)

Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM)

If you have sophisticated tastes, you can impress your date with a trip to the Saint Louis Art Museum. The museum’s collection consists of around 36,000 pieces, including works by Picasso, Matisse, and other masters. And if the date’s going well, you can take advantage of the museum’s Forest Park location by going to the zoo or another museum. 

  • Address: One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Admission Price: Free 

Saint Louis Science Center

Saint Louis Science Center

If you grew up in the area, you’ve probably taken several field trips to the Saint Louis Science Center. Still, you might not realize this hands-on museum can help you create a spark on the first date. While a lot of the exhibits are designed for kids, the Saint Louis Science Center also has adult-friendly events that are perfect for dates. We’re talking laser light shows, escape room experiences, and First Fridays, to name a few. Oh, and don’t forget about the onsite OMNIMAX theater, where you and your date can watch blockbuster films on one of the most impressive screens in the world. 

  • Address: 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Admission Price: Free, although you can purchase add-ons  

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Research shows that being out in nature lowers stress, improves mood, and boosts empathy. All of those are great traits to bring into a relationship, which is one reason that Laumeier Sculpture Park is among the best St. Louis museums for first dates. The park has nature trails and over 70 large-scale sculptures to view, and you can take it all in without paying. A free first date that boosts your mood? Now, that’s the way to connect with someone in St. Louis.     

  • Address: 12580 Rott Road, St. Louis, MO 63127
  • Admission Price: Free

Missouri History Museum

Missouri History Museum in St Louis

Get to know your date while soaking up local history at the Missouri History Museum. This Forest Park museum is full of fascinating temporary and permanent exhibits and regularly hosts events. Want to add some romance to your date? Stop by Key Bistro for lunch, where you can look out at Forest Park while enjoying French-inspired cuisine. 

  • Address: 5700 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63112
  • Admission Price: Free

Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis

Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis

Did you and your date connect because of your vivid imagination and love for unusual things? If so, the miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis is the place to go on our first date. The two-story museum is full of tiny replicas of imaginary and real objects, ranging from haunted houses to historic kitchens. Plus, the doll collection is out of this world. Seriously, you need to see it for yourself. 

  • Address: 4746 Gravois Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63116
  • Admission Price: $8, with discounts for seniors and students

National Museum of Transportation

National Museum of Transportation St Louis

All aboard to the National Museum of Transportation! With 190 major exhibits, the museum boasts the world’s biggest collection of transportation vehicles. And while exploring planes, trains, planes, boats, and cars might not sound that romantic, the gardens will surely put you in the mood for romance. There are gardens on each level, so be sure to take them in while getting to know your date. We promise you’ll understand why we think this is one of the best St. Louis museums for first dates after your visit. 

  • Address: 2933 Barrett Station Road, St. Louis, MO 63122
  • Admission Price: $15, with discounts for seniors, military, and first responders 

Missouri Civil War Museum

Missouri Civil War Museum in St Louis

Are you and your date history buffs? The Missouri Civil War Museum will scratch that history itch while helping you connect. Between the thousand-plus artifacts and the films, you can fully immerse yourself in Civil War history here. Oh, and it’s located right by the Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum if you’d like to stop by. 

  • Address: 222 Worth Road, St. Louis, MO 63125
  • Admission Price: $9, with discounts for students, military, and seniors 

Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA)

Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA)

With so many couples on campus, you’ll fit right in when taking your date to the Saint Louis University Museum of Art. Regularly recognized as one of the best museums located on a college campus, it features an impressive permanent collection that includes work by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and others. This museum also has one of the most extensive collections of Asian decorative arts. 

  • Address: 3663 Lindel Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63108
  • Admission Price: Free

Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

St Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

Even St. Louisans who aren’t into sports love the Redbirds, so you can’t go wrong with a date to the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. The museum’s seven galleries will take you through the best moments in Cardinal history. Be sure to stop by the Broadcast Booth so you and your date can have some fun calling a game. 

  • Address: 700 Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63102
  • Admission Price: $12