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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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Great place-- love omnimax!

This was a really nice science/exploring center. We really enjoyed the science lab & omnimax. DNA exhibit was neat for our 11yr old & the movement experiments to try also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Peoria, IL
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Peoria, IL
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This was a really nice science/exploring center. We really enjoyed the science lab & omnimax. DNA exhibit was neat for our 11yr old & the movement experiments to try also. Unfortunately, a LOT of School field trips were there that day making it a chaotic place. Would love to try again as there was lots we couldn't really get to.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Exciting visit. Full of hands-on exhibits for all-ages. Easy to get to, but parking can be somewhat limited. A must visit for families with 10 year-olds plus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We went to the science center to watch Into Space. This is actually the first time for me, visiting the Science Center. I loved my experience! The workers are helpful and there's so much to check out! The only thing was that the Omnimax seats are not pudge friendly. I overheard a lot of people complaining about how tight the... More 

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St. Louis
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It had been years since I visited the Science Center but was very glad to see that they had improved the Discovery room. You do have to pay extra to go into this room but you are able to spend 45 minutes in there which is pretty long time. There are so many great fun stations for the younger kids... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Came with family - kids ranging from 8 to 15. Everyone had a great time. Cannot believe it is free (although they do have extra areas that cost $$). I would not miss this if you have kids under 12 especially.

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missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

First visit to the science center. 3 levels of exhibits to tour. Like any science center, some were much cooler than others. Would recommend allowing several hours especially if seeing an imax show. We did see the humpback whales imax and I highly recommend that - we really enjoyed it! Very well put together movie and very informative. Admission free,... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

So much to see and learn! This is a family favorite! Disappointed that they switched out real wheelchairs for cheaper alternatives: no place to rest feet. They just dangle.

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Tulsa OK USA
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168 reviews 168 reviews
34 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This place was packed on a rainy day. Lots of kids running around. It was fine, but I probably would not return. Too much chaos.

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Logan, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The St. Louis Science Center was free! And a great place to spend 1 to 4 hours with kids absolutely engaged in science and technology. There are lots of interactive exhibits and even demonstrations and movies if you want to slow down at times. Some of the more popular interactive exhibits could have used an adult staff to organize participation... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It's so interactive that our girls couldn't focus. They went from exhibit to exhibit and back again. They really enjoyed everything. And, it's FREE!

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