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Free: News Photographers Of Ferguson Unrest To Show Their Work

News photographers who took pictures of the unrest in Ferguson will show their work and tell of the dangers they faced at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Lee Auditorium of the Missouri History Museum.

Among the works the event will feature are those of St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographers David Carson and J.B. Forbes and Whitney Curtis, a freelance photographer for the New York Times.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

 

Free Family Night At The Magic House Today!

St. Louis Magic House Children's MuseumDon’t miss Free Family Night at the Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum TONIGHT, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Admission to the museum is FREE!

The Magic House holds Emerson Free Family nights every third Friday of the month from 5:30 to 9 p.m. On these nights a family (maximum  two adults and four of their own children) can enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the museum at no charge through the generosity of Emerson. Reservations are not required.

The Magic House is a hands-on children’s museum. It is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis. (Kirkwood Road is the section of Lindbergh Boulevard between Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road.)

Here are the other Free Family Nights at the Magic House this year:

October 17, 2014
November 21, 2014
December 19, 2014

 

 

FREE St. Louis Family Attractions Card Gets You Local Discounts

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It’s fall and time for some of St. Louis’ best weather. And there’s also still time to take advantage of the  St. Louis Family Attractions Card.

The card is FREE and gets you discounts on entrance fees to local attractions, meals and lodging in St. Louis. Most of the deals are valid through the end of 2014.

Here’s a sampling of the great deals you can get with the 2014 Family Attractions Card:

  • Get one admission to the  Magic House for half price when you buy another admission.  Limit one per coupon; not valid with other offers.
  • Get a FREE boat ride in Meramec Caverns with the purchase of another ride.
  • Get half-price Cardinal baseball tickets off select seats at any Wednesday home games during the regular season; based on availability.

You can print out coupons from the St. Louis Family Attractions Card website or you can pick up the brochure at any DierbergsShop ‘n Save or Schnucks supermarkets.

 

Save On Admissions With FREE St. Louis Family Attractions Card

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The lazy, crazy days of summer may be dwindling but you can still save money with the St. Louis Family Attractions Card. Best of all, the card is FREE. No coupons needed.

With the discounts you get with the card, you can save money on entrance fees, meals and lodging in St. Louis. Most of the deals offered by the card are good throughout the entire year.

Love the Magic House? Get a BOGO at half price.

There are plenty of other deals so you can enjoy many of St. Louis’ greatest attractions at a discount.

Here’s a sampling of what the 2014 Family Attractions Card offers:

  • Buy one admission at the Magic House and get another admission for half price. Limit one per coupon; not valid with other offers.
  • Get a FREE boat ride in Meramec Caverns with the purchase of another ride.
  • Get half-price Cardinal baseball tickets off select seats at any Wednesday home games during the regular season. Black-out date: Aug. 6. Offer based on availability.

You can print out coupons from the St. Louis Family Attractions Card website (you will have to give your email address). Or you can pick up the brochure at any DierbergsShop ‘n Save or Schnucks supermarkets.

 

Free Family Night At The Magic House Coming Up

St. Louis Magic House Children's MuseumFree Family Night at the Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum is coming up soon

Admission to the museum is FREE on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

The Magic House holds Emerson Free Family nights every third Friday of the month from 5:30 to 9 p.m. On these nights a family (maximum  two adults and four of their own children) can enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the museum at no charge through the generosity of Emerson. Reservations are not required.

The Magic House is a hands-on children’s museum. It is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis. (Kirkwood Road is the section of Lindbergh Boulevard between Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road.)

Here are the other Free Family Nights at the Magic House this year:

September 19, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 21, 2014
December 19, 2014

 

 

Free Movies At Saint Louis Art Museum

Meet Me In St. Louis

The final flick for the year in the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Outdoor Film Series happens Friday, Aug. 1 2014. It’s a great movie as St. Louis celebrates its 250th– with Meet Me in St. Louis.

The movie transports you back in time to when the 1904 World’s Fair was held right there on Art Hill. It’s a great way to spend the first evening of August!

The movie play on an enormous screen on Art Hill beginning at 9 p.m.

The Saint Louis Art Museum is located in Forest Park.

Movie-goers can bring their own picnics or purchase food from the third annual Food Truck Fest presented by Sauce Magazine. Food Truck service will begin at 7:00 pm.


Located in the East Building, the Museum’s Panorama Restaurant offers full-service dining, and the Cafe, located on Level 1, serves casual fare. Both will also be open until 9 pm. 

Here’s the lowdown on tonight’s flick:

Meet Me in St. Louis
(1945, 113 minutes, color)
Directed by Vincente Minnelli;
starring Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor, and Lucille Bremer


The four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love they prepare for a reluctant move to New York that will force them to miss the upcoming World’s Fair.

 

 

 

St. Louis Attractions Card Gives You St. Louis Discounts

St. Louis Discounts with the St. Louis Attractions CardIf you like St. Louis on the Cheap, please consider “liking” us on Facebook and following us on Twitter!  And don’t forget to sign up for our FREE newsletter (info is on the right.)

 

Whether you live in St. Louis or are visiting the area, the St. Louis Family Attractions Card gives you St. Louis discounts on local attractions. The card can save you money on entrance fees, meals and lodging in St. Louis.

Here’s a sampling of what the 2014 Family Attractions Card offers:

  • Get $10 off a hipline admission at Meramec Caverns Zipline.
  • Save $3 on a single-day adult or child ticket at Raging Rivers Monday through Friday only  (good for up to six tickets)
  • Get a FREE iPod tour and save 10 percent off your total purchase in the Museum Society Gift Shop (one time use only) at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.
  • Buy one admission at the Magic House and get another admission for half price. Limit one per coupon; not valid with other offers.
  • Get a FREE boat ride in Meramec Caverns with the purchase of another ride.
  • Get half-price Cardinal baseball tickets off select seats at any Wednesday home games during the regular season. Black-out date: Aug. 6. Offer based on availability.

 

You can print out coupons from the St. Louis Family Attractions Card website (you will have to give your email address). Or you can pick up the brochure at any DierbergsShop ‘n Save or Schnucks supermarkets.

 

Free Admission At St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 4.51.17 PMDon’t miss this St. Louis freebie!

The St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) is offering FREE admission all summer long. Free admission is compliments of the Gateway Foundation.

CAM’s new hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p..m., Saturday.

According to the CAM website:

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis presents, supports, and celebrates the art of our time. It is the premier museum in St. Louis dedicated to contemporary art. Focused on a dynamic array of changing exhibitions, CAM provides a thought-provoking program that reflects and contributes to the global cultural landscape. Through the diverse perspectives offered in its exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives, CAM actively engages a range of audiences to challenge their perceptions. It is a site for discovery, a gathering place in which to experience and enjoy contemporary visual culture.
 

Four Fabulous Friday Night St. Louis Freebies

St. Louis Old Courthouse from Kiener PlazaMore often than not, the problem with weekends in St. Louis is deciding how to spend your time. There are so many options!

This weekend you’ll find among your various options four fabulous Friday night events–and they’re all FREE:

Free Family Night At The Magic House

St. Louis Magic House Children's MuseumIt’s Free Family Night at the Magic House St. Louis Children’s Museum on Friday, July 18, 2014!

Admission to the museum is FREE that evening. 

The Magic House holds Emerson Free Family nights every third Friday of the month from 5:30 to 9 p.m. These special nights enable a family (maximum  two adults and four of their own children) to enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the museum at no charge through the generosity of Emerson. Reservations are not required.

The Magic House is a hands-on children’s museum. It is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis. (Kirkwood Road is the section of Lindbergh Boulevard between Big Bend Boulevard and Manchester Road.)

Here are the other Free Nights this year:

August 15, 2014
September 19, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 21, 2014
December 19, 2014