Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the first and largest sculpture parks in the country. Laumeier is an internationally recognized, nonprofit arts organization that operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Art and nature meet one another in a unique day trip that offers great photo opportunities, interesting history, and art in spades. Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis has all you could ask for if you love art and the outdoors.

Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the first and largest sculpture parks in the country. Laumeier is an internationally recognized, nonprofit arts organization that operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Laumeier presents 60 works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in a 105-acre park located in the heart of St. Louis County. Free and open daily, Laumeier serves 300,000 visitors of all ages each year through sculpture conservation, education programs, temporary exhibitions and public events.

Visitors can climb down inside the "Face of the Earth" for a fun photo-op, stare into the giant "Eye," or climb and play with care on a giant creepy crawler called "Whisker the War Werm" during their visit to the park.

Founded in 1976, Laumeier is one of the first and largest dedicated sculpture parks in the country, making it an institution of international significance as well as a unique complement to the cultural landscape of the St. Louis region.

"Laumeier" is often mispronounced. Between a St. Louis street named Lohmeyer and a downtown casino named Lumiére, there is no shortage of variations. The correct pronunciation is "Lau" (rhymes with "now")–"meier" (rhymes with "higher").

Laumeier is the family name of Henry and Matilda Laumeier, who were the last owners and residents of the property where Laumeier sits today. Henry Laumeier's ancestors emigrated from Germany in the mid-19th century; therefore, we use the traditional German pronunciation of his surname.

In 1968, Mrs. Matilda Laumeier bequeathed the first 72 acres of the future Laumeier Sculpture Park to St. Louis County in memory of her husband, Henry Laumeier. In 1976, local artist Ernest Trova gifted 40 artworks, with an estimated market value of approximately one million dollars, to St. Louis County for the formation of a sculpture park and gallery.

Laumeier Sculpture Park opened as part of the St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation system on July 7, 1976. One year later, Laumeier Sculpture Park was officially incorporated.

Today, Laumeier is a nonprofit, accredited art museum that operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks.

Projects and programs are supported by the Mark Twain Laumeier Endowment Fund, the Regional Arts Commission, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Arts Council and the Arts and Education Council of St. Louis. Laumeier presents 60 works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in a 105-acre park available free to the public year-round, and serves 300,000 patrons annually through sculpture conservation, education programs, temporary exhibitions and public events.

In 2015, Laumeier closed its first major capital campaign, Sculpting the Future, culminating in the renovation of the Laumeier's 1917 Estate House into the Kranzberg Education Lab and the construction of the new Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center for exhibitions, programs and events.

Laumeier is open daily from 8 a.m.–30 minutes past sunset. Beginning Saturday, April 1, the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center is open daily from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

The Park is free and open to the public year-round, with the exception of special events. Laumeier is closed to the public the Thursday–Sunday of Art Fair weekend in May, Harvest Festival Sunday in October and Christmas Day.