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

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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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We arrived shortly after opening and it was busy. My 3 year old had fun but wasn't enjoying the wait for the exhibits. It got extremely loud after a while and my little one couldn't handle it, she was on sensory overload. The Dinosaur exhibit was interesting. I loved the pictures they take when you enter. The price for the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I thought the museum was great. The kids had a great time with hands on attractions and i wondered why the museum in Chicago isn't free.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When researching St. Louis, I was ecstatic to find so many free attractions. The Science Center was the most recommended. Parking is $10, but it is actually free admission. Of course, there are extras that you have to pay for, like the Planetarium shows, but most of the exhibits, including the dinosaurs are free. There are 3 floors of hands-on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Free Admission! Dinsoaur exhibit was not worth the $12 per person to see for kids. Adults would enjoy the art and mechanical aspect of the exhibit. IMAX was great had a couple for $2 off each. Pizza was good also the the homade chips. Plenty to do for a few hours.

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