Just some of the many things that make St. Louis great!

St. Louis, Missouri is an amazing place to visit and an even more spectacular place to live! Residents enjoy an affordable cost of living and unparalleled access to cultural institutions. The visitor and resident friendly reputation of our region is made possible thanks in large part to the Metroplitan Zoological Park and Museum District (ZMD).

Since 1971, residents of St. Louis City and County have generously supported the ZMD. The ZMD is a property tax-supported district governed by an eight member Board of Directors, each appointed for a four-year term by the Mayor of the City of St. Louis and the St. Louis County Executive.

The ZMD distributes funds through five culture sub districts, one of which includes the Saint Louis Science Center. The Science Center is able to offer free general admission to all who enter its doors thanks to the generous support from the residents of the ZMD.

To learn more about the ZMD, visit mzdstl.org.

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Check out the Saint Louis Science Center package

Planning a visit to St. Louis? Pack your bags and head to Drury Hotels, the official hotel partner of the Saint Louis Science Center. Drury Hotels offer convenient locations throughout the St. Louis area and great accommodations for the entire family. Plus, only at Drury Hotels will you find big savings with the value-packed Saint Louis Science Center package.

Package includes:

  • Up to 4 Science Center OMNIMAX® Theater ticket vouchers (adult or child) 
  • Up to 4 Science Center James S. McDonnell Planetarium Show vouchers (adult or child)
  • Great room rates

Plus, enjoy all of the FREE Drury extras*:

  • FREE Hot Breakfast
  • FREE Hot Food & Cold Beverages at the 5:30 Kickback®
  • FREE Local & Long Distance Calls
  • FREE Wifi
  • FREE Popcorn & Soda in lobby (3-10pm daily)
  • Swimming Pools
  • Microwaves & Refrigerators (at most locations)
  • Kids stay FREE in parent’s room
  • Two-room suites available

Package available at the following Drury Hotels:
Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch, Drury Inn at Union Station, Pear Tree Inn Near Union Station, Drury Inn & Suites Convention Center, Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Forest Park, Drury Inn & Suites Brentwood, Drury Plaza Hotel Chesterfield, Drury Inn & Suites Creve Coeur, Drury Inn & Suites Westport, Drury Inn Airport, Pear Tree Inn Airport, Drury Inn & Suites Fenton, Pear Tree Inn Fenton, Drury Inn & Suites Southwest, Drury Inn St. Peters, Drury Inn & Suites Arnold, Pear Tree Inn Arnold, Drury Inn & Suites O'Fallon, Drury Inn & Suites Fairview Heights, Drury Inn Collinsville

Click here to book your package online and enter promotion code SLSC or call 1-800-DRURYINN and ask for the Science Center package.

*All amenities may not be offered at Pear Tree Inns. Hot Food & Cold Beverages are not available at the Pear Tree Inns. Service of alcohol is subject to state and local law. Rates are per room, per night plus tax and subject to availability. Some blackout dates may apply. Not valid with groups or with any other discount. Number of tickets based on registered guests noted on voucher (up to 4 per venue).

Other ZMD Institutions:

Saint Louis Zoo

The Saint Louis Zoo has been named #1 by Zagat Survey’s U.S. Family Travel Guide in association with Parenting magazine. The Zoo is home to more than 22,805 exotic animals, many of which are rare and endangered. The 800 species at the Zoo represent the major continents and biomes of the world. Set in the rolling hills, lakes and glades of Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoo is always a great place to be.

Missouri History Museum

Here you will find all the information you need to become acquainted, or reacquainted, with the Missouri Historical Society, its facilities, programs, exhibitions and community involvement.

St. Louis Art Museum

The Fine Arts Palace of the 1904 World's Fair is among the leading art museums in the country. Collections range from ancient to contemporary. Special exhibitions are held throughout the year.

Missouri Botanical Garden

Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the oldest botanical institutions in the country and a National Historic Landmark. The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis - 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, the Climatron® conservatory and Garden founder Henry Shaw's original 1850 estate home.