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Saint Louis Science Center

Address: 5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone Number: 314 289 4444
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Ranked #30 of 315 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Founded in 1985, the Saint Louis Science Center is an interactive, hands‐on science and technology...
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Type: Science museums, 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 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

How can you write a bad review about a facility that has exceptional displays, things to do and tutorial staff to educate you and your family? This really is a treat and admission is FREE! Yes they have shows that are on daily that you need to pay for if you want to see them but I have no problem... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Went with a group of college students and we had a blast simply exploring the museum at night and trying to remember the laws of physics and astronomy. Lots of engagement and opportunities to learn, even for the mature adult.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Everyone in our group enjoyed this including my children, my adult brother, my husband, and my parents. I wish we knew it could entertain us for hours. We went with only 2 hours to spend. Wish we had budgeted 3.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Ghostbuster exhibit during first Friday was outstanding. We had a fun filled night filled with free activities and a free Omnimax movie. Great place to spend the day or the evening!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This can be an all day visit. So much to do and see, so interesting. It can be very crowded so bring your patients...it's worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We spent a lot more time here than we expected. Our kids 6 and 14 really liked the mind games area. We also watched a show on fire that the kids liked. So many things to do for free. We did park in the pay lot but we felt it was well worth it. Almost didn't go because we thought... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The interactive "science center" model of museum, with an educational basis and lots of knobs and dials for kids to enjoy, has been around for a few decades. As a destination for children, it's fine, for the most part. The downside is attending when there are crowds and when the interactives aren't working. A recent visit included both issues, plus... More 

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St. Charles, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

There is lots to learn and be amazed by here. I visit about once every year and have a good time. I wish they would change the exhibits more often....not just the special exhibits. The iMax theater is nice. If you have never visited before I would suggest parking in the Forest Park/Planetarium entrance across hwy 40 from the main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This place is awesome, could spend the better part of the day here seeing everything. They always have some special event going on too. AND it's all FREE (except the special events).

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Evanston,il.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

While there is no general admission, parking in the lot behind the building is about $10.00. The Imax inside the Center does charge. There are a lot of hands-on activities for kids. You can probably spend four hours at the Center.

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