Missouri State Museum

Activities

Park Information

Missouri State Parks has implemented a number of measures designed to maintain required social distancing and protect visitors, volunteers and staff. We ask our visitors to view our Park Hours to confirm operating hours. A full list of temporary closures can be found here. The latest information from Missouri State Parks on COVID-19 can be found here.

The Missouri State Museum is where visitors go to immerse themselves in the history of the Show-Me State. The museum, located in the State Capitol, houses an impressive collection of exhibits portraying the state's natural and cultural history. Museum staff provide tours of the Capitol. Jefferson Landing was a busy center of commerce along the Missouri River during the mid-1800s. Steamboats traveling between St. Louis and Kansas City docked in front of the Lohman Building. The nearby Union Hotel contains the Elizabeth Rozier Gallery with changing exhibits on Missouri history, art and culture.

Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Missouri State Museum

Weekend Museum Hours (Saturday and Sunday)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tours

Group size maximum: 30

February through May
Tours start at the top of the hour and at the half hour beginning at 9 a.m. (excluding the noon hour). The last tour begins at 4 p.m. (reservations required) Monday through Thursday, and at 11:30 on Friday. Tours may be scheduled at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

June through August
Tours start at the top of the hour beginning at 9 a.m. (excluding the noon hour), with the last reservable tour beginning at 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. on Friday. Tours may be scheduled at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

September and October
Tours start at the top of the hour and at the half hour beginning at 9 a.m. (excluding the noon hour). The last tour begins at 4 p.m. (reservations required) Monday through Thursday, and at 11:30 on Friday. Tours may be scheduled at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

November through January
Tours start at the top of the hour beginning at 9 a.m. (excluding the noon hour), with the last reservable tour beginning at 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. on Friday. Tours may be scheduled at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Lohman Building hours

  • March 1 through first weekend in December
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
  • Tuesday after first weekend in December through February
    Closed

Union Hotel hours

These hours are also for the Elizabeth Rozier Gallery inside the Union Hotel.

  • March 1 through first weekend in December
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
  • Tuesday after first weekend in December through February
    Closed

State Capitol hours

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily, year-round (except New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
Click here for tour times.