If you haven't taken your kids to City Museum in St. Louis, you should seriously take the day off work/school/whatever tomorrow and go! Wow. What an incredibly cool place! It was likely the most fun place (other than Disney World of course) we've ever taken the kids. There is no way I could provide a good enough description to do the place justice, but it is three floors of tunnels and mazes and slides. There are ball pits full of playground balls, a shoes only skate park, an aquarium with sharks and stingrays and a HUGE outdoor playground that spans several floors and includes airplanes and a castle.
I was glad we waited to go until the kids were a bit older because kids younger than about 5 would be impossible to keep track of. Otherwise, it was one of those extremely rare places that would equally appeal to a 5 or a 15-year old. The kids want to go back tomorrow :) We won't be returning this trip, but we'll definitely visit again!
Yesterday we went to the zoo. It was a good time despite Big Cat Country being closed. I don't even know how many times I've been to St. Louis Zoo, but this was the first time I've been to the sea lion show. I usually avoid animal shows unless I'm at Sea World, but I was impressed. It was very entertaining. (Usually animal shows at zoos are educational and way too long and boring.) Both of my beloved anteaters were outside and active. We spent a long time watching a young orangutan somersault down a hill over and over and show off for his audience.
The kids are getting antsy and want to swim again so I better get going. Now!