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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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Description: 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 and fun place for the young and not so young

Our family loved visiting this place - all our 3 kids: aged 19, 18 and 9. Even my hubby and I had a great time! We spent 3 hours here — so many exhibits to see. One of our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Our family loved visiting this place - all our 3 kids: aged 19, 18 and 9. Even my hubby and I had a great time! We spent 3 hours here — so many exhibits to see. One of our favorites was Mister E's hotel. That was pretty cool! If we lived in this area, I would consider a membership because... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Really liked museum. Kept 5 year old involved and entertained. My only complaint was that the bathrooms were disgusting. Somebody needs to clean them more than just the end of the day. When there is toilet paper with menstrual blood on the floor, that's just gross. Let alone trying to explain that to a 5 year old

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Bay Area, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our local children's museum membership included science city admission at no cost! We spent two hours at their on both Saturday and Sunday. Had a great time in each area.

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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I was with kids, and we had so much fun, the bicylcle on the top, the helicopter, the train and more, so much fun and interactive experience to do and learn !

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Republic, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a nice place to visit. The gift shop is pretty amazing. Kids will love it. I took my niece and she had such a smile on her face the entire time.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We did this on the last day of our KC weekend. We arrived around 10 am on Sunday morning. There was a line snaking through the gift shop to get in. Once we got close enough, after we herded our kids away from all the cool gadgets and trinkets toward the actual museum entrance, I noticed that we had to... More 

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Anita, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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110 reviews 110 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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161 reviews 161 reviews
54 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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