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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 147 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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Mount Dora, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I went with a six and eleven year old and they enjoyed it. I wouldn't suggest going if you have older kids or just for yourself. It is free to get in but parking is $10 and if you want to do the simulator or IMAX movie there is a charge for those. The staff is very nice and it's... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you haven't been to Science center you should definitely make time to visit this on a weekend with your family ( this place is fun for kids). Lots of practical scientific displays are here, kids actually get to see how stuff works here. Time for a complete visit : a full day Lunch can be brought at the food... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I am a St Louis resident and very proud of many of our museums and cultural events, but the Science Center is a big disappointment. It seems designed for young children. A better name for this museum would be "St Louis Children's Science and Play Center". I have been to numerous science museums, all of which are much more enjoyable... More

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mo
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time at the Science Center (like always). I always love to visit the Science Center and this experience was just as great as all of the other visits. The kids loved tracking the speed of the cars from the bridge over the highway. Other fun times included the free show about electricity (the kids even got... More

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VA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The science center is well worth the trip and the time by itself but while there see the new D Day movie which helps young-ins and oldies alike remember what these people went thru for our liberty and freedom.

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband & I were able to sneak in over the Fourth of July weekend while everyone else was enjoying the Fair. It was like a fairyland to us as we practically had the place to ourselves. We were able to view and interact with every exhibit we wished without being hurried or being embarrassed that we were monopolizing any... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

As a science teacher myself, I felt this museum had so much to offer my 7 year old son. We started in the hands-on lab where we looked at cells from out very own cheeks. Then to the fossil dig that had lots of dinosaur facts. We finished up at the Cyberville where my son used his brain waves to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I have been a Science Center visitor since I was a child and now I have two children of my own. I'm a huge fan of local attractions and have several family memberships to other attractions. However, I am disappointed by the downhill slide of the Science Center and feel that it should be managed better. Just because it's free... More

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Plainfield, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

The museum was great! Pretty much free to get in, you have the option to purchase tickets for the few activities that are extras. Which we just paid for the parking ($10.00) and had plenty to look at. Kids love it! Worth the stop. Give yourselves at least 2-3 hours to get through it all.

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I was very impressed with how much there was do for free at the science center. We spent around 2.5 hours roaming around without doing anything that cost extra, and the kids were very entertained.

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