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Science City at Union Station

Address: 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone Number: 816-460-2020
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Ranked #30 of 174 things to do in Kansas City
Type: Science museums, Museums
Owner description: See how astronauts train for space missions or discover the chemistry behind some of your favorite...
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Type: Science museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Anita, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We had a great time at the Science Center! There was lots to do and try out! Our families favorite was Mister E's Hotel, that was a lot of fun! We had a great time finding all the mysteries together!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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108 reviews 108 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Science City is the best thing of its kind I've seen. There is an amazing array of interactive science activities, demonsstrations, and exihibits--more than enough to educate and inform children of all ages for a full day. There is a planetarium (with something for all ages), a theater, and friendly staff. Truly a must-see, especially if you have curious kids.

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Spent some time at the Science City...learned about the history of KC as well as experienced some interesting exhibits. My family (teens) enjoyed the 2 hours we spent roaming the floors of science and history.

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Southern Illinois
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153 reviews 153 reviews
52 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We enjoyed our recent visit to Science City. It was a great way to spend two or three hours on a cold afternoon. It was on par with most "science museum" attractions and offered several stations that our 7 year old enjoyed. The front desk person was unsure whether or not a AAA discount was offered.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was a great experience for my family! The exhibits were all interactive and really entertaining/educational for my boys (ages 11 & 8). I'll admit, my husband and I thought several of the activities were fun too! We were there for about 2.5 hours, and could have stayed longer. The admission fee was about $50 for our family of 4... More 

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Union Station is really a neat destination. Science City (kids dig it), Planetarium, Extreme Screens, gift Shops, Pierponts, Harvey's and many more neat attractions...

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Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We took our 5 year old grandson to the Extreme Bugs exhibit. It was incredible! He held a Madagascar hissing cockroach. He was a little apprehensive at first until Grandpa held it. It was educational and definitely captured the attention of everyone of all ages. The giant moving bugs was quite entertaining. This was very nicely put together. After we... More 

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We visited on a Friday afternoon, which was not busy at all. Very informative and interactive exhibits on space flight, mysteries, aquifers and water, dinosaurs, and trains. The kids favorite part was the snake feeding talk given by a volunteer, and watching the Python eat a mouse. The best part is watching your kids learn while being active and exercising!

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Topeka, Kansas
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146 reviews 146 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My wife loves to take the kids there with the grandkids. The grandkids like to go there even again and again. Nothing like taking to a place they WANT to go and LEARN too.

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Lumberton, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Thought the $25 tag to bring me and my 3 year old was starting to get steep, but it's worth it if you have enough time to stay. I'd plan on 4 hours to spend. There were interactive stations set up at every turn. We got there too late to see the shows they set up, but all the activities... More 

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