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Poll: Which TWO (2) Institutions In The Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District Are Your Favorites?

March 24, 2013 Featured, Sunday Poll 5 Comments

zmdlogoThe poll this week is pretty straightforward — pick your two (2) favorite institutions in the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District. Here are the five institutions, as listed on the ZMD website:

Saint Louis Art Museum
The Saint Louis Art Museum is rated as one of the principal art museums in the United States and is visited by up to a half million persons every year.
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Saint Louis Zoological Park
The Saint Louis Zoological Park is recognized as a leading zoo in animal management, research, conservation, and education. Admission is free, although there are fees for some activities.
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Missouri Botanical Garden
The Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the oldest botanical institutions in the United States and a National Historic Landmark.
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Saint Louis Science Center
The St. Louis Science Center is among the largest of its type and, like all science centers, is intended to be a place of informal science education for all ages.
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Missouri History Museum
The Missouri Historical Society was established in 1866 to rescue “from oblivion the early history of the city and the state.” The Missouri History Museum houses a variety of exhibits and educational resources.
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Please vote in the poll located in the right sidebar, picking two of the provided answers. New poll 8am Sunday March 31st, results presented on Wednesday, April 3rd.

— Steve Patterson


Currently there are "5 comments" on this Article:

  1. RyleyinSTL says:

    Everyone of the institutions in the ZMD is first rate, particularly on a national level. MoBot however, in my opinion, is world class and has been so for most of its existence. The quality of the ZMD institutions is very interesting given what has transpired in the city over the last 50 years or so. My guess is that county tax dollars have saved these institutions from certain death. At any rate, the ZMD is something for which STL can be rightfully proud.

  2. So hard to pick just two.

  3. Jeremy Rabus says:

    End the Zoo Museum District Tax NOW! Just kidding- I’m not Ed Golterman…

  4. JZ71 says:

    My concern is the same as the Post-Dispatch’s – the funds going in don’t always seem to be being spent wisely, with senior management receiving high salaries and generous benefits that seem out-of-line with those in the private sector. Accountability is supposed to lie with the various boards, and for whatever reason, a large percentage of the steady stream of tax dollars ends up being directed to management overhead instead of programs, services and exhibits that directly benefit the public.


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