World's Largest Pencil at the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri

World’s Largest Pencil at the City Museum in St. Louis

On January 18, 2007, the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, became home to yet another marvelous creation: The World’s Largest Pencil! At the equivalent of 1,900,000 regular pencils this giant #2 could take a whole lot of standardized tests. The pencil contains 4,000 lbs of Pennsylvania graphite, has a real erasing rubber eraser, and … Read more

Big Boy statue at the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri

Big Boy Statue at the City Museum in St. Louis

Photo of a rogue Big Boy statue, the iconic restaurant advertising mascot at the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri. He wears red checkered overalls, a white t-shirt with the restaurant’s name on it, and has slicked black hair. He holds holds a Big Boy sandwich (double-decker cheeseburger) above his head.     Site: The … Read more

Enchanted Caves at the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri.

City Museum Enchanted Caves

Running through the center of the City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, is a series of elaborate caves and shoe shafts that wind up the 10-stories inside of the building, from the very top to the very bottom. And at most every turn there is another creature coming out of the foundation . The spirals … Read more

Human Hamster Wheel at The City Museum in St. Louis, Missouri.

Human Hamster Wheel at the City Museum

I don’t know if I’d call the City Museum a “learning” museum…but I did learn one important fact: being a hamster is hard work! Check out the giant human hamster wheel at the St. Louis, Missouri City Museum! You too can join the rat race and walk or jog (or, inevitably, fall) in this life-size … Read more