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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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Founded in 1985, the Saint Louis Science Center is an interactive, hands‐on...

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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Omnimax experience

This review will only be about the Omnimax theater inside the Science Center. We went to see the new Star Wars movie on the giant screen. We'd already seen it at a normal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Illinois
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This review will only be about the Omnimax theater inside the Science Center. We went to see the new Star Wars movie on the giant screen. We'd already seen it at a normal theater. It had been years since we'd been to the Omnimax so we weren't sure where the optimal seating would be. We sat in about dead center... More 

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Thank Wags2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So much to learn, so little time. A great place to explore, learn and spend hours and still need more time to get to everything and it's FREE!

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Thank Dawnie M
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this was barely worth it. Just didn't meet my expectations. And I believe those in our group would agree. Wished we had spent our money elsewhere.

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Thank judithk839
Southern Illinois
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229 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

St Louis Science Center is a great place for families. Our 8 year old son loved it; our 2 year old daughters found it interesting for a few minutes. Activities are very limited for toddlers unless you pay extra for the discovery room. Admission is free but certain activities, like the discovery room, simulators and special exhibits are fee areas.... More 

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Thank Jeramie
Columbus, Ohio
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This may be the best free place for families to visit in St. Louis. I was amazed by just how expansive the center was and by how many hands-on activities were offered. All 3 of my children, ages 10, 12, & 14, loved it. And gluten free families fear not - there are options available here!

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Thank nmerci
Saint Peters, Missouri
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63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wide combination of science and engineering exhibits, full planetarium, paleontologist (and other scientists and engineers) on site (my nieces chatted a long time with one), who showed them as he cleaned a tricerotops bone he found in MT). Gemini and Mercury capsules. IMAX. Lots of hands on activities.

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Thank orlandofisher2015
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a free science center in the middle of St Louis... Are you kidding me? We are visiting for the weekend with 4 kids, 6-12. I set them loose here hours ago and they informed me they could stay for days. So much for them to see and do, and it's FREE! What could you not love about that?... More 

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Thank Tedia G
Edwardsville, Illinois
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many exciting areas of the Science Center to explore! It is a great time for the entire family. There are numerous activities throughout as well as interesting exhibits to occupy children.

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Thank Nekishaw
New York City, New York
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78 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here with my boyfriend while we were visiting St. Louis in January and while it's a great science center for kids, there's only a little to do if you're there without a kid (even at 25).

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Thank Brittany D
Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tons of fun and cool things to see for all ages!! Several floors of attractions and plenty of things to read and learn about. We got there a little late on a Sunday (around 3pm) and missed doing the Planetarium stuff, as they close down early. The employees were knowledgeable and friendly towards everyone. Their dinosaur and engineering exhibits are... More 

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