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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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IMAX Movie

I have lived in STL for 11 years and have never been to the Science Center. I was intrigued by the whale movie they were showing on their IMAX theater so went to check it out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I have lived in STL for 11 years and have never been to the Science Center. I was intrigued by the whale movie they were showing on their IMAX theater so went to check it out. Parking is free at the Planaterium and a fun and easy walk across the skywalk (where you can stop and radar cars). Concession stand... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Is an outstanding place to spent and hour or a day. Excellent, enchanting exhibits and an ongoing parade of new displays and programs. The shows in the Omnimax theater are always well chosen and the facility creates a comfortable atmosphere for watching th programs. The only improvement would be more of the same.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The science center is okay - it's free, which is the big attraction, and there are both omnimax and planetarium theaters if you want to see a show, but overall I've been underwhelmed here. They've brought in a few new exhibits that have been interesting, and it's good that they're trying. But I prefer the science museums in both Chicago... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fun for kids and adults alike! Great exhibits, the omnimax is amazing but can make you a bit dizzy, I'd recommend some motion sickness meds if you're easily sea sick.

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Olivette, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We always learn something new on each visit. The exhibits are interactive and are great for kids. The dinosaur skeleton is terrific as is the Cinamax theater showing various exciting themes in 3D. Three floors shock full of fun but it can get crowded on some days.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Every visitor to St. Louis MUST visit the Science Center. Its displays and Omnimax theater offer educational facts in interesting and entertaining ways. It is definitely worth the price to purchase a ticket to the Omnimax.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My older grandchildren have such a good time at the science center. They especially like the ommi max but word of caution, if you suffer.from motion sickness you may want to take some dramamine before the show.

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit here and I am glad we came. My ten year old daughter, and hubby, had a ball build towers and just having some fun hands-on activities. Definitely check it out. It is a free museum. We did choose to pay the $10 for parking because we are not familiar with the area to find street... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

One of the best attractions for kids in the St. Louis area. Science is everywhere but disguised as fun. Look, touch, see, experience. There are dinosaurs that move, a giant tube of water to create a tornado and foam blocks to build an arch. Even the gift shop is amazing. A walkway from the Science Center itself to the Planetarium... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a great place to take the kids on a too-hot, too-cold, too-wet day. Personally, I like to get a bag of popcorn (you get to put your own butter on in) and a drink and watch the IMAX. Hint - Sit in the center, just above the projector for the best view. The museum is free, but you... More 

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