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Saint Louis Science Center

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Address: 5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone Number: 314 289 4444
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: Founded in 1985, the Saint Louis Science Center is an interactive...
Founded in 1985, the Saint Louis Science Center is an interactive, hands‐on science and technology museum located in Saint Louis Missouri. With over 700 interactive exhibits, the Science Center is the 5th largest science center and the 24th largest museum of any kind in the United States. Be sure to stop by and explore the wonders of science. Don't forget to pay a visit to Mr. T-Rex, the animatronic dinosaur that has delighted and frightened generations of St. Louis children.
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Really cool place but can be very busy with field trips and summer camps. My 3 year old was probably too young and my 7 year old was overwhelmed by the amount of kids running... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Really cool place but can be very busy with field trips and summer camps. My 3 year old was probably too young and my 7 year old was overwhelmed by the amount of kids running around.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The place was busy but what do you expect in the summer and when it's hot outside. Certainly a nice break from the heat. A lot of things to do and see. My favorite thing was the planetarium. $5 for adult gets you a short show and if they aren't busy they will let you stay for free thru the... More 

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Columbus, Indiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had a great time here with our 3 kiddos (ages 5,7,9). Admission is free! My son and husband paid to see the omnimax show about whales and liked it, but thought $8 was a little high for a 35 min movie. Lunch prices were a little high also, but the food was decent. Not a lot of variety-pizza and... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was a wonderful place to take our small grandsons. Many things to do for the different ages, numerous bathrooms and a nice food area.

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Liberty
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Our family of 4 met with another family of 6 and had a great time here (kids in age from 1 1/2-18). Admission is FREE. But if you want to view the movies/other attractions there is a cost and it can add up rather quickly. We all like FREE. Spent about a total of 4 hours inside the facility and... More 

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Carlyle, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A great place to let the kids run and learn. It is free to get in but some activities are extra. We love seeing omnimax movies there.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took our two grandchildren ages five and four to the science center while visiting last week. The kids thoroughly enjoyed and know they will more as they get older. Overall it was a very nice adventure and free admission. Parking was 10.00 but well worth that. Would highly recommend

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

St. Louis has the most family friendly attractions of any big city I have visited. I am SOOOOO impressed. Park in the Planetarium's parking lot in Forest Park--it's free. Don't be dismayed if you can't find a spot, just watch and wait, someone is always leaving so it shouldn't take long. Let your family go inside while you are parking.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

For free this was a great place to go for a half of day. Mass transit didn't seem to come that often so we had to walk a mile from the train. Not horrible but it was hot out so the walk was hot but despite the heat it wasn't horrible. Planetarium was neat not a great deal to see... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is one of the better science museums that we've encountered. They were showing three Omnimax films throughout the day, which is very unusual. After you complete the museum, cross the bridge to see the planetarium side even if you do not plant to see a planetarium show. They have a great collection of memorabilia from the space program.

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Address: 5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone Number: 314 289 4444
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis

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