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Science City at Union Station

30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108
816-460-2020
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Ranked #28 of 98 attractions in Kansas City
Type: Science 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... more » 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. « less
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Watertown, South Dakota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

First off Union station is beautiful. The science center is very diverse for children who are as young as 2-3 and as old as 12-14. We took a 2 and 4 year old and they had a blast. I would recommend this to anyone with children

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Gretna, Nebraska, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Science City was bigger and had more to do than expected. A family could easily spend a day here. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It would be much better if there is a volunteer/staff member explaining and assisting kids at every exhibit. Parents of multiple kids find it a little harder to explain it on their own thats why most of the kids were just playing! Only worth visiting once a year. Bank of America members can get in free on first weekend of... More

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It is a lot of fun for kids and has plenty of activities to keep them occupied at least half a day. However, with exception of globe where they learn about planets, none of the activities have any explanations or staff members to explain why things are happening the way they are happening. This makes it more of a fun... More

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Diamond, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My 5 year old son absolutely loved his time at Science City! I had to drag him away at closing time so the staff could sweep up the fossil digging station. He loved the water table where he played with the boats. He loved getting his photo taken inside of a helicopter and playing with all of the interactive stations.... More

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Springfield, MO
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Best place by far to take the kids. Adults had a blast too. Would highly recommend this place. Need to spend at least 3 hours here more if possible.

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Kearney, Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Kept our kids busy for hours, they could have stayed all day. They were so tired when we left they crashed for their afternoon nap without a fight.

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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

There is some stuff for younger kids but as far as the scientific aspect, older kids would get more out of it. We missed any sort of demonstrations or classes they had going on so there wasn't much to do but play with what we could without caring about the hows and whys. School age children would be much better... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

We took a group of kids from 4-14 and everyone had a great time! It was very enjoyable and educational. You must try the sky bike-wow! What a great lesson and it's free! This is truly a must-do if you are in KC with kids. Lots of different activities and so much to do and see. We will make it... More

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Clinton, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is one of the best science, hands on places we've ever been! This is a destination worth driving to! I have 1 pre-teen, and 2 in elementary school. They all loved it!

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