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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 154 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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Olrando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

First off, this place is a bit pricey. However, it was an absolutely wonderful place to visit. We went with kids aged 13, 9, & 6 and there was something for all of them. Between the exhibits, the Imax, and the planetarium you can expect to spend several hours. There is also a Build-a-Bear workshop where you can make your... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The science center here in Saint Louis is always educational and fun. Right now there is a special exhibit here . "Somethings afoot" here at the science center from the 1st of October through January 4th. This Thursday I took my two Granddaughters ages 14 and 11. To go through the Sherlock Holmes Exhibit you will need about an hour... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

There is no entrance fee but fees are charged for the special exhibits. After picking up our grand kids at the airport, it was a perfect spot to go to and let them experience one interactive exhibit after another with us. The Life and Science area staff put lab coats on them, protective glasses and gloves, and they learned about... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We visited with our two young grandsons and their parents. They loved the dinosaurs exhibit and the fossils. They loved the molecular building blocks, the earthquake, the maze of balls and much more to keep them busy, inquisitive and engaged.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I took my kids (10 and 14) to the Sherlock Holmes exhibit on a day off for all of us. We loved it!! my son is usually very impatient going through exhibits, but he, and my daughter and I, all loved the interaction of this exhibit. You first learn about Arthur Conan Doyle, then you learn about some forensics used... More

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Entrance is free but pay for parking and pay for shows and some exhibits. Can add up fast. We did the omnimax theater "Unseen World" and it was pretty interesting. We also did the Sherlock Holmes exhibit which just opened up the day before we went. It was pretty neat but seemed a little chaotic and would have been better... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

You visit Saint Louis and you plan to stroll through Forest Park without having any clue about how massive it is and how many attractions it contains--and you simply don't have time to do justice to all of them. For starters, you don't have time to enjoy the Zoo and the Science Center in the same day. Founded as a... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The St. Louis Science Center is a massive center-with hundreds of sites, activities, experiments, and hands-on for kids and adults. 90% of the activities are free-with only the IMax, Kid's club and special events having a charge. Great way to spend a rainy day. Park on the Planetarium side in Forest for FREE (avoid the parking fee nearest the center),... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A trip to the ominmax is always the reasoning behind our visits, unless there is a body exhibit or titanic exhibit set up, those were fantastic. There are plenty of scenes, pictures, and machines for kids to look and touch, the only downside and reasoning behind the 4/5 is that kids are monsters. The last time we took ours he... More

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Swansea, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We go with grandson about other month. Changing exhibits keeps it fresh and interesting. Very interactive, hands on. The IMAX movies are excellent! Usually 3 rotating shows. Next to Forrest Park, right on I64. Recommend for kids of all ages.

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