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Saint Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110
314 289 4444
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Ranked #25 of 137 attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I went here excited about science and free admission but while it's free to enter, it costs to do pretty much everything else. The parking cost, most of the exhibits cost, and obviously the IMAX costs. Overall, we spent a lot of money on a supposedly free day. The free exhibits are mostly only interesting for children and were not... More

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St Louis, MO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lots of hands on science exhibits that appeal to all ages. The Discovery Room for preschoolers is wonderful. The kids love learning science here.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Walking up to the ticket counter thinking 'this better be worth it'. In all aspects, fee or no fee, it was a great place to see! A lot of hands on fun activities and really neat simulators! Definitely check it out! I'm a grown adult and went with another adult and we were amazed and definitely let our creativity and... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We were a large group of 10, on a very busy Saturday. Our ages ranged from One to Sixty. I became a member, that way most of the tickets to special attractions were included or discounted, as well as discounted food and souvenirs. General admission is free to the smaller exhibits. Which none of the family really enjoyed, so we... More

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Elkhart, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was not our first time visiting the Science Center. We first visited last year around the same time. The first visit I was very impressed with all the exhibits and so was my young daughter. And what's not to like about a museum with free admission? It's one of the many reasons we keep coming back to St. Louis.... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Saw Dinosaurs in Motion. Cool exhibit! So many things to see!! Enjoyment for little kids, big kids, and even the adults!!

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St. Louis, MO
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

How can anyone not like this place? It's FREE and it's great for kids and adults. We took our neice and nephew there and they had a ball playing with everything they could get their hands on. Funny thing is I did the same thing. I also learned a lot. So did they! This is a must visit when you... More

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Sarcoxie, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a great family outing that is Free and lots to do. It will take you hours to go through. Fun for every age. I have been several times.

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Lansing, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed the attractions as much as the kids did. I appreciate the fact that there in no entry free. I really do hate that the Segway's are no longer there because I was really looking forward to riding them as was our younger son who had gotten tall enough to ride them.

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Columbia, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The science center is a bit out of touch an in same places it seems they need to spend some money to fix it up. Parking on their lot costs money, the attractions cost money and their food prices are pretty high. But, it is possible to park in Forest Park, walk over the highway and spend a day in... More

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