The motto for the City Museum in downtown St. Louis is: “Something for Everyone.” It’s sort of like the theme for Barnum and Bailey’s circus: “Fun for Children of all Ages.” Besides having the world’s largest pencil and the recent addition of the world’s largest seesaw, they also have some other interesting attractions that almost anybody can enjoy.
They have the enchanted caves which give a visitor an opportunity to walk or crawl through one particular artist’s imagination. And what an imagination he has. There is also a world-class aquarium and the museum of mirth, mystery, and mayhem.
The museum is all about art. There’s art city and renovated architecture. How about a giant pipe organ and the baby Bob ball pit, which I would guess is the largest pit filled with rubber balls in the world. Go ahead and jump in.
There is also a vintage shoelace factory with antique machines that still work and make shoelaces. If you visit the City Museum and like it so much you wish you could stay, you can. The Lofts at City Museum are warehouse lofts that you can rent. They have the same quirky floor plans as the museum itself.
So just when you thought you had seen it all at the City Museum, their latest attraction is a giant brain that you can walk through and observe all of its structures. Talk about getting into someone’s brain. Just don’t pick it.
According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch: “Brain School” at City Museum will offer an opportunity to wander through the human brain? Okay, so it’s not John Malkovich’s but it is a replica that’ll teach you about the organ’s various structures.”
Classes will be presented with the brain on Saturdays by the St. Louis University Hospital and the Stroke network. The classes will show how to have a healthy brain and prevent strokes by exercise, diet, and controlling high blood pressure.
You can also get checked for high blood pressure and cholesterol. A free stroke assessment will also be available. Remember lifestyle factors like smoking, lack of exercise, and a fatty diet can add to your risks of having a stroke. More strokes are happening to younger people than ever before and different minority groups have a higher risk.
If you are one of the first 500 people to register at www.sluhospital.com you will get in free. You will not only learn more about the human brain (most people have one) but you might just get some valuable information that can save your life.