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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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My teens really enjoyed the Planetarium and the Omnimax show, Journey to Space. The exhibits were interesting but we're not as interesting to the older kids. The gentleman giving... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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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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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We took our son there on a recommendation from friends who live in StL. Great place for kids (of ALL ages!) to explore, learn, and create. There are geographical displays and walk-throughs, an energy themed area, how our brain works, optical illusion examples, and a separate area of genomic education. There are 3 levels with everything from displays to hands-on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My teens really enjoyed the Planetarium and the Omnimax show, Journey to Space. The exhibits were interesting but we're not as interesting to the older kids. The gentleman giving the presentation in the planetarium was very entertaining and helpful. I was AMAZED and a tad overwhelmed by the Journey to Space film. The screen is enormous and wraps around you.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We had some time to kill before we could check in. So my daughter came to town a few weeks ago and said it was cool. We checked it out . I must say I was impressed, their were a lot of things to do for the kids. The one thing that I would say it is crowded. So be... More 

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East Chicago, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

A bit worn out, but the kids loved it. Live demonstrations were nice, but the presenters seemed a bit bored,

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

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