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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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Free family fun

Free but you will pay for parking and other exhibits in the area. Children are so advanced today they may have to change some attractions to keep their guests. Staff can be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Columbia, IL
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Columbia, IL
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Free but you will pay for parking and other exhibits in the area. Children are so advanced today they may have to change some attractions to keep their guests. Staff can be friendly or standoffish. Taking people from out of town I am usually bored and usually sit it out upstairs. Geared for younger kids............ Could use some updating of... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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58 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I was actually a little disappointed with this museum. From the outside, the museum looks huge and amazing. My kids were so excited to go inside. Inside, however, we felt a little underwhelmed. Most of the things inside were one person, read and push a button type things. My two year old loved the dinosaurs at the entrance, but there... More 

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Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I love that this is a free attraction. However, be aware that parking is $10 and there are additional charges for experiences such as the planetarium show. We all enjoyed the interactive exhibits - especially the one about entertainment and computers. Our son thought the sand / topographical map was awesome! The planetarium had a great show for younger kids... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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50 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was essentially a children's museum. The shows were similar to the ones offered at our local Children's Museum and the kids noted many of the same exhibit types. The staff upon checking in were so friendly and polite and extremely helpful. The rest of the staff were a bit more stand-offish. But the whole experience was fun and a... More 

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Stephens City, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My 10-year-old had a really good time here. The place is big enough that there's likely something that appeals to most children, probably up to their teens or so. They had some fun, creative things to do and the entire place is very hands-on. It was a great way to spend a few hours!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Got there when the doors open expecting to beat the crowds. Unfortunately, so did at least 8, if not more, school buses full of middle schoolers arrive. They kind of took over the place. Maybe it was designed more for them in mind but my three younger kids were less then excited. It also could be they had a hard... More 

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Rolla, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Three floors just in the main building are full of hands-on displays for all ages to enjoy. Elevators available. Free to enter. Cost extra for separate room filled with employees to guide fun activities, and for amazing movies in a theater setting. We spent hours there and loved it. Wear comfortable shoes!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Even though I'm an adult, I really appreciate museums that have hands-on exhibits. I love that nearly all of the exhibits at the science center are just that. We went on Labor Day, and the place was packed with kids, but we still felt we were able to see and try everything we wanted to.

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Kansas City, MO
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Took our 8 year old triplets here on a weekend getaway. Our kids are big into science and they really enjoyed parts of the Center. The bottom floor which houses the dinosaur and weather area were by far their favorites. We did buy tickets to the Imax (I printed a coupon and saved $10) which the kids loved. The kids... More 

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Fenton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Took our 11yr old grandson here during his spring break. Lots to do and see! All kinds of interactive displays plus a section with flight simulators... He loved it. Places to grab a sandwich or slice of pizza too. Prices are a little high for food but we parked for free at the Planatorium and only did the free displays... More 

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