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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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Amazing that this is a free attraction

Just a fun and interesting place to spend a couple of hours. It's a bit crazy during the summer with so many kids, but hey, this was built it seems for the young, and young at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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St. Louis, MO
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Jonesburg,Missouri
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We love taking our grandchildren to the science center. It has so many things to do for all age groups. And it is FREE. You have to pay to park, but the only other thing that costs is some of the extra things that you might want to do. The ominmax theatre and this time we did space flight simulators,... More 

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Normal, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a very good children's type discovery/science/learning center. Very nice space three floors with lots of great free exhibits. You can spend some extra money and see a show you some of the programs and activities. Depending on their page and interest of your kids you could easily spend the day there and not spend much money outside of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There are so many things to do at the Saint Louis Science Center! My daughter loved the Dinosaur display and dig area. They also have excellent exhibits. When you need a bit to rest there is the Omni Max theatre. We also enjoyed the planetarium and learning about the night sky and all constellations. A must see when visiting Saint... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Just a fun and interesting place to spend a couple of hours. It's a bit crazy during the summer with so many kids, but hey, this was built it seems for the young, and young at heart. The Omni movie was amazing and make sure you get over to the Space exhibit with connects over a walking bridge over Hwy... More 

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Westminster
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Some of us adults enjoyed it more than others Best part was watching the balls fly thru maze in main entrance hall. I enjoyed watching paleontologists at work. Best deal is to park for free on Forest Park side, get ticket for trolley, spend the day and see the other free museums in the park.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our "home" science museum is the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, so we have an admittedly high standard to meet. This place was really nice, but only to the level of a 10-year-old. If your kids are older or if you are with a group of adults, my advice to you is to pass on this one, even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our trip to the science center. St. Louis boasts some great attractions that are free; this one did not disappoint. The staff was knowledgeable, personable and friendly. My family enjoyed the hands on exhibits. There are options to purchase, we enjoyed the Omnimax movie. We had not eaten before going and found the food in the cafe to... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must see for anyone of any age visiting the St. Louis area! Admission is free with your paid parking ticket. You can spend hours in this place and not see everything...A great science learning center.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This energetic museum (no pun intended) has a myriad of adventures for the curious. It has exhibits on nearly every type of scientific investigation that stimulates the visitor in many directions. The planetarium has regular displays and showcases the planets and stars visible at night in the Northern Sky. If you love gigantic visual explications, the center has a wonderful... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is such a great experience for young and old. The kids truly enjoy all the learning interaction. Plan on spending several hours here to enjoy taking in all the features.

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Address: 5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone Number: 314 289 4444
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis

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