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Saint Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110
314 289 4444
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Ranked #29 of 148 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We visited the Science Center on a recent trip to St Louis it was very interesting with a lot of attractions for all ages including interactive exhibits for children and adults it was worth the time to visit plus on top of that it was free!

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Lots to see and do. Our kids are 9 & 12, and they loved it. We only had 1.5 hrs there, and they were unhappy to have to leave so soon.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

my married daughter lives out of town; so when she visits, her sons have a list of things they want to see and do. I had not visited the Planetarium/Science Center for quite a few years. The science center has added so much since our last visit. We saw the dinosaur exhibit, which the kids loved-moving figures made out of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We found many interesting displays and activities but we would have enjoyed it more if my grandson had been there. FYI all the museums on St Louis are free. You may pay parking but that is it. How fabulous is that?!!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I've always been interested in astronomy and have been to planetarium shows in Chicago, New York, and Kansas City. I was extremely disappointed with the St. Louis Planetarium show. I couldn't believe how unimaginative it was. The children were bored to death. The dome, which, of course, is the whole reason for a planetarium, was barely utilized for the show,... More

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We visited the science center after a visit to Purina Farms, so we only spent half the day. We are members of our local science center, and our membership card allowed us free parking and free admission to the discovery room. Both of my kids (ages 2 and 9) enjoyed their time in the discovery room. My 9 year old... More

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

A special place in St. Louis. You could spend a day here, at the Planetarium, the zoo, Forest park and the museums. There is plenty of free exhibits although special exhibits and movies charge fees. Kids seem to enjoy the center and that seems most important to me. I always seem to find something new and interesting.

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Waukee, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I'd like to give this a higher rating but it really was just a standard science center. Not as interactive as I was hoping. It's too young for kids about 12 and up and too old for kids about 7 and under so you really are limited. You pay for parking because the center is free, but certain exhibits and... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

....there is a $10.00 parking fee. Next time I will drive around to see if there is any other parking options available nearby. There is a laboratory program for a small fee to study different human systems which would include medical students from nearby colleges. (This is only four times a year with limited pre-registration so plan accordingly.) The interaction... More

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Mequon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Many of the exhibits were not open when we got there on Monday afternoon. The kids liked it but didn't think it was anything special.

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