Over 150 years ago, young people were encouraged to “Go West” and explore the country.  On the evenings of Sunday, May 7 and Monday, May 8, Annual Meeting attendees will Go Explore St. Louis, discovering the museums and neighborhoods that work together to create the regional patchwork of the city. Explore St. Louis at your own pace and your own budget, based on recommendations and descriptions from the people who live here.

Go Explore St. Louis events replace the ticketed Evening Events of previous conferences.

Go Explore St. Louis Neighborhoods

The neighborhoods and institutions below will be opening their doors to you! Click the name to learn more about what you’ll see, eat, and experience at each of the locations. All attendees wearing an AAM badge will be given free admission to each of the museums, and the exhibits and gift shops at each museum. Food and drink will be available for purchase in many locations, but we also encourage you to check out the restaurants in each neighborhood!

Due to limited transit options, we strongly recommend that all attendees who are not local and/or do not have their own car purchase the Go Explore St. Louis Shuttle Pass. Learn more about the Shuttle Pass below.

Sunday, May 7 | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Explore one of the neighborhood routes below:

  • Connector.

    Go Central West End and Loop

    World Chess Hall of Fame, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Regional Arts Commission, Craft Alliance Go Explore!

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    Go East

    Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Go Explore!

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    Go Grand Center

    Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Craft Alliance Center for Art + Design, International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Saint Louis University Museum of Art, Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries Go Explore!

  • Connector.

    Go Old North and Downtown

    The Griot Museum, 14th Street Artist Collaborative, Campbell House Museum, Field House Museum, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (the Arch) Go Explore!

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    Go West

    Laumeier Sculpture Park (6:30 – 8 p.m.) and Magic House (8 – 9:30 p.m.) Go Explore!

Monday, May 8 | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

  • Connector.

    Go Forest Park

    Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Science Center Go Explore!


The Go Explore St. Louis Shuttle Pass

Our shuttles will make your exploring easier. On a set schedule, we’ll get you from the Convention Center to the neighborhood of your choice, and to designated spots within each neighborhood. At the end of the evening, we’ll pick you up at the neighborhood’s designated return spot and take you back to the Convention Center again!

Go Explore St. Louis shuttle passes are $20 per evening if purchased by April 10.  After April 10 and onsite at the meeting, the shuttle pass will increase in price to $30 per evening.

Due to limited transit options, we strongly recommend that all attendees who are not local and/or do not have their own car purchase the Go Explore St. Louis Shuttle Pass.

Signing up to Go Explore St. Louis is easy!

  1. Visit the Purchase Tickets page
  2. In the Go Explore St. Louis section, select the neighborhood you’d like to visit from the drop-down.
  3. Choose a transportation method
  4. Your shuttle pass will print with your event tickets at the meeting!