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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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Fun time with interactive exhibits

Enjoyed 2 hours at the Science Center with a school group (mostly teenagers). The interactive exhibits were good, loved trying to put the dymaxion map together. The building... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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Sandusky, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed 2 hours at the Science Center with a school group (mostly teenagers). The interactive exhibits were good, loved trying to put the dymaxion map together. The building exhibits were nice too. Enjoyed the "space walk" and it's pretty cool to walk over the highway. Nothing really negative to say about the place, I guess maybe I'd like to see... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I took a group of 9th graders to the SLSC on a filed trip. The Omnimax theater and the Planetarium were great. The exhibits are a little under that age group however.

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Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

So, my friends and I tend to enjoy interactive things, just like kids do. And we totally enjoyed this! They have great displays, interactive activities, photo ops and more. Highly recommended for a cold or rainy day!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

2, 4, and 5 year olds explores the whole place and had a great time. Dino dig and the huge 2 story dinosaurs were their favorites. Free admission and parking was $10.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went on a busy Monday morning. The niece(11)and the nephew(17). Had a great time. Really enjoyed the star show.

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18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

this is free so just try it out. I think this is great for kids around 8 i think younger and older will be board

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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170 reviews 170 reviews
81 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Science Center is an easy-to-get-to place for families to go! It's right off Highway 40 and not to mention: FREE! From the Dinosaur Exhibit to the Science Experiment Displays, this gem is not to be missed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

For a free museum its worth it but more for young kids and families with those young kids. We came hoping there would be more for older kids and adults. OMNIMAX was cool but it costs extra. Also came back as it was first Friday. Saw a free showing of Jurassic park on the OMNIMAX. Now that was cool!

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Yorkville, Illinois
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you have kids this is a nice free place to come. We found free parking on the planetarium side, but go right when it opens as the lot fills up quickly. This isn't the biggest or the best science center, but being free it will eat up a few hours for you. If you want to do extras that... More 

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