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Saint Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110
314 289 4444
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Ranked #27 of 131 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Founded in 1985, the Saint Louis Science Center is an interactive, hands‐on science and technology...
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Type: Science Museums, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
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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Piedmont, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We have been to this place several times over the years. They have made several upgrades since we first started coming about eight years ago. The animatronic dinosaurs on the lowest level are always fun, and they have added a "dino dig" area next to it. The nano technology section is very interesting. We were able to catch the International... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

It was free with a lot going on. Many different exhibits with scheduled live science projects to watch.

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O'Fallon, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

When my daughter was still young and living at home, this was her favorite trip, right through high school. We were homeschooling so we did it often. We would watch the website for programs or Omnimax movies that interested her. I think the best event that happened to her was meeting a real astronaut and getting some private face time... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

IMax theater presentation was the draw, D-Day film of approximately 45 minutes in length. With about 12 minutes until show time and nearly ready to let us into the theater a fire alarm went off. Evacuate the theater and the museum was the order and the staff and the visitors accomplished that pretty quickly. Prior to that we had had... More 

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Alton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Omnimax film (which is at an additional charge) I saw was D-day and was very well done, no blood and guts so it was suitable and informative for all ages. The Serlock Holmes exhibit was very interesting. However, it was very crowded and and as this is an interactive exhiibit, I felt I did miss out on part of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This place is a wealth of information about everyday technology. If you are an information deprived adult or a child, you will learn something. The purpose of this type of facility is strictly educational, which of course means attempts at giving flare to the boring. I am fairly up to date with my knowledge of the modern world, and even... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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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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