Kermit, Star Wars, Gumby, Beetle Bailey, Trains, Planes and Automobiles are some of the many telephones on display at the Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum, 12 Hancock Ave. Cost: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 children ages 5-12.
Housed in a restored 1896 building, the history museum also features an extensive collection of telephones manufactured from the early 1900s through the 2000s, hundreds of pieces of telephone-related equipment, memorabilia from 1880s through the 2000s and military telephones from WWII through the Vietnam War. It is located in the historic Jefferson Barracks Park, a 15-minute drive south of downtown St. Louis.
The museum has many hands-on, how-things-work exhibits which were created to inspire an interest in engineering and history.
The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit www.jbtelmuseum.org for more information.