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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 #25 of 102 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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

The extreme bugs exhibit was fun. Our son ran from bug to bug saying read this, read this! I didn't really see that much amazing animation but it was enough to satisfy a 5 year old! The price was ok. There was an exhibit attendant that allowed our son to "feed" the silkworms. Way cool.

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Springfield
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I went with some friends and this place is fun, even if it is geared more towards kids. If you have a Bank of America card, you get in for free.

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Mt. Morris,IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We have tickets that are good for a full year at our local children's museum as well as many museums across the country, therefore, no fee to get in. Clean, bright interesting and fun. 3rd visit this year and haven't tired of this amazing museum. Our three year granddaughter loves it and had so much fun.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Union Station itself is pretty neat to visit architecturally, but if you have kids take them to Science City for a while. My kids (8 and 12) wanted to stay longer than I would let them and entertained themselves in just about every activity/exhibit except the tot lot. About the same price as a movie but much more educational fun.... More

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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We spent probably 4-5 hours at Science City and the kids were entertained the entire time. We surely would have stayed longer had we not run into closing time. We have two boys ages 7 and 5 and there were plenty of activities to keep them both entertained for hours. Tip: shop around for deals. We had a buy one... More

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Albuquerque
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you have children or like museums that allow you to interact with stuff, this has it all. Great for children that are at least 4 so they can climb on everything. If they can read, it allows them to explore more on their own.

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Watertown, South Dakota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
54 helpful votes 54 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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