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Science City at Union Station

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Address: 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone Number: 816-460-2020
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See how astronauts train for space missions or discover the chemistry...

See how astronauts train for space missions or discover the chemistry behind some of your favorite beverages. Kids and adults alike will be entertained for hours at this center dedicated to showing how science is a part of our everyday lives.

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Great place to learn and have fun

My family has a membership to Science City and we love taking our kids there. They make learning fun, and the kids always have a good time

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Andrew C
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Gladstone, Missouri
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Gladstone, Missouri
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family has a membership to Science City and we love taking our kids there. They make learning fun, and the kids always have a good time

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Thank Andrew C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The science center is fun. They don't have 100% of all exhibits working perfectly but it is a great place to play and learn. I would suggest buying a family science membership for a year rather then just buying day passes. You can then use the membership all year for nationwide science centers along withe the kc mo science center.... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All sorts of science activities - my kid could spend an hour at the huge water tables with its wheels and Archimedes Screw. He loved the cave and the helicopter. Last time we visited we got to make ice cream in a lab (delicious AND a good learning experience). While this place is a bit pricey, it is worth it.... More 

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Thank Kendra M
North Liberty
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The Science City at Union Station was so much fun for our entire family! We ended up purchasing a membership for future visits. It was larger than we expected. Not only was it educational, but it was so much fun!!

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Thank Lisa M
Philadelphia, PA
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722 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We brought eight children from the ages of 20 to 11 months. Everyone loved it. There was something for all ages. Hey, even the adults had fun! I have been to many science museums all over the country with my children and grandchildren, and this one ranks at the top of my list.

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Liberty
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Located in Union Station, we have visited here several times with my 10 and 13 year old. Lots of activities for younger and older kids! A little pricy, but a lot of fun. Look up union station online and see what additional activities are going on in the museum for extra fun.

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Thank Ksmith727
Prairie Village, Kansas
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Many varied things to see pertaining to science. Also the Railroad Experience which is part of Science City at Union Station is vast and comprises a room 20 feet wide by 70 fee long. Also a running trains additionally for the Christmas time and a small train for children to ride on. Well worth the visit.

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Thank Sparky722
Union, Missouri
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is one of the best hands on science centers I have visited. It is well done and the exhibits work.

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OLATHE
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61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I wish we could take a bit of St. Louis (like the Magic House) and put it in Science City. It seems there have been some improvements over the years, but we're still lacking something to make this a magical, wonderful place for kids. It's just too new to feel so dated.

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Thank emelle12
New Jersey
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75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

We were hoping like city center in St. Louis. Very much kid oriented but fun for science type adults. Spent a few hours. Nice morning

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