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Saint Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110
314 289 4444
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Ranked #26 of 131 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The St. Louis Science Center is a fantastic place - especially for kids - and has much to do at NO COST. I highly recommend the Center for all visitors (and don't miss out on the other fantastic free places and activities in the Forest Park area). However - having just attended the Sherlock Holmes exhibit - I'd have to... More

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Branson, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

What a waste of the local taxpayers $$$'s this place is! It's advertised as free, but it is anything but! The carpark is $10 & then anything interesting like the Planetarium or Sherlock Holmes exhibition is extra, & if you took a family then just to see those 2 exhibitions would set you back $50 + carparking! The place is... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

They don't tell you 2 things in the St Louis tourist guide; !/ This place is for children! 2/ You are told it is a free to visit venue BUT the car parking is $10!!!! (park up the street at Subway for free, it's a 3-5 minute walk) What a waste of my time, & when you get in you... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a great place for families and kids. Admission is free, but they charge for shows and other activities. However, the hands on activities for kids are free. We helped some kids assemble a small version of the St. Louis Arch (they needed some tall people to complete the apex). We saw a great IMAX movie about the Rocky... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

As expected, the Science Center is designed for families with children, but despite this, even the adults can enjoy some of the "child" attractions. And for the adults, your final review will depend on the special exhibitions at the time. Having been before, the previous exhibit was about Superheroes and it was definitely designed for kids in mind and there... More

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Festus, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Children can learn and have so much fun at the same time! Great place! If you live in the area, I would even suggest buying a membership if you think you may go more than once. The parking will be free for the entire year, discount is given if decide to eat there, free admission to 6 shows at the... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

As a kid, I loved going there, but I was always scared of the dinosaurs. Anyways, I love going because of the attractions they have every so often. I wish I could go more often. The only thing you have to pay for are the attractions like the shows and stuff.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

An excellent place for family to tour and visit. The educational adventures, the Omni Max, and the restaurants are just superb. I visited the Science Center six times during 2014 and enjoyed each visit.

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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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134 reviews 134 reviews
37 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Summer family visit with 2 teens. Free admission to all, but with the ASTC member reciprocity can get extra optional planetarium show (which was open floor style and very good). Limited parking on the park side, but if space is open, is very easy (can enter on that side, talk walkway over freeway to rest of the museum). Quite a... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

First off, this place is a bit pricey. However, it was an absolutely wonderful place to visit. We went with kids aged 13, 9, & 6 and there was something for all of them. Between the exhibits, the Imax, and the planetarium you can expect to spend several hours. There is also a Build-a-Bear workshop where you can make your... More

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