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The Missouri History Museum operates two buildings: the Missouri History Museum at Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, and the Library and Research Center at 225 South Skinker Blvd., across from Forest Park.

Missouri History Museum

Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
5700 Lindell Boulevard 
St. Louis, MO 63112
Phone: (314) 746-4599


The Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm, and open late every Tuesday night until 8pm.

2017–18 Holiday Hours

Sunday, December 24: Museum Closes 3pm, Library Closed
Monday, December 25: Museum and Library Closed
Sunday, December 31: Museum Closes 3pm, Library Closed
Monday, January 1: Museum Open, Library Closed

Please note that the History Clubhouse closes daily at 4pm.

Click here for hours and info at our Library and Research Center on Skinker Blvd.

The Missouri History Museum may on occasion close early. For up-to-date hours of operation, please visit the Museum’s official website, follow the Museum on social media, or call (314) 746-4599.

Children at the museumThe Missouri History Museum is accessible to persons with disabilities and seeks to accommodate the needs of our patrons. Please notify the Museum two weeks in advance if a member of your group requires a sign language interpreter or other accommodation by calling (314) 361-9017. 

Visitors to the Missouri History Museum may be photographed by Museum photographers and employees. These images may be used by the Museum for publicity purposes in print, online, social media, and collateral materials.

General admission to the Museum is free. Fees for special exhibits are listed on the Exhibitions page. Unless otherwise noted, all programs and events are held at the Missouri History Museum. 

For Educators
If you are interested in bringing your students to the Museum, please visit our K–12 Schools page to view our list of offerings and reservation information.

Group Tours
The Museum offers a variety of opportunities for groups to enjoy their visit. Choose from an assortment of options to customize the Missouri History Museum experience for your group. Learn more.

Professional Photography 
Professional and commercial photographers must contact the Museum's Communications Department to obtain permissions. For inquiries related to editorial, advertisement, commercial, etc., contact

Demonstration Policy
Free speech is a constitutionally protected right. As a community gathering place, the Missouri History Museum has been chosen by various groups outside the organization as a place for demonstrations in the past. The Missouri History Museum allows demonstrators to remain on site as long as they are not disruptive to the visitor experience. It is up to the discretion of the Missouri History Museum’s Resource Protection staff as to what constitutes a disruption. Picketing and signs are not allowed on the Museum property. Demonstrators may picket off the Museum property on the adjacent public land, provided that entrances are not blocked, visitors are not being physically or maliciously detained or harassed, and protests are non-violent. The Museum’s Resource Protection staff works diligently to balance the museum experience and safety of our visitors and staff with demonstrators’ first amendment right to freely assemble.

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