Science City at Union Station

Science City at Union Station, Kansas City: Address, Phone Number, Science City at Union Station Reviews: 4.5/5

Science City at Union Station

Science City at Union Station
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See how astronauts train for space missions or discover the chemistry behind some of your favorite beverages. Kids and adults alike will be entertained for hours at this center dedicated to showing how science is a part of our everyday lives.
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tiger1127
Saint Louis, MO284 contributions
Dec 2021
We have been to union Station for Christmas decorations for many years, first this year they charge you $5.00 to walk in the Christmas decoration area, and it was not as elegant as used be.
Written December 24, 2021
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Casey B
Salem, IL149 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Must go. Amazing. We weren’t sure what we were getting into but it was so worth the admission. We thought maybe a couple hours. Ended up spending all day with our four year old but we as parents had a great time too. Very educational but let’s kids play learn and be creative! Great place!
Written December 9, 2021
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msstrauss
Chicago, IL181 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
We needed something to do for our last day in kc, and my wife found this place. It was fun for the kids and there was tons of things to do. Plan on spending about two hours there. My daughter loved the sky bike.
Written November 24, 2021
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RedRandyR
Castle Rock, CO43 contributions
Sep 2020
Engaging and educational. Fun and appropriate for ages 4-104. Good interactive exhibits, generally clean and organized. Very friendly staff.
Written August 10, 2021
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g12
2 contributions
Aug 2021
We took our three 10 year old grandsons and they had a great time. Would definitly go back. The only drawback was, we had to wear mask the entire time, which I realize was out of their control, but it put a little bit of a damper on our visit.
This is a much better option than Lego Discovery Center.
Written August 9, 2021
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blondie355
Lowell, AR30 contributions
Jul 2021
Super fun! A lot to do and a lot to see! Had a fun playground with lots to climb on. Plenty of hand sanitizer stations! Would def go back!
Written July 28, 2021
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Wayne D
Kansas City, MO488 contributions
Jun 2021
Union station opened its doors to the public in October of 1914. It is an excellent example of Beaux-Arts architecture which had been very popular but was beginning to go out vogue. Rail passenger travel peaked during WWII but then fell victim to jet planes and the Interstate highway. In 1971 Amtrak took over the country's passenger train system. They felt that they could not justify the expense of the structure for the few remaining trains and moved out the early 80s. By that time the building was deteriorating rapidly. It is fortunate that the edifice did not end up becoming a parking lot, the fate of many other American rail stations.

There are lots of activities at the station but it is worth a visit just to view the building itself. If possible enter through the doors on Main St. There is an extensive collection of photos taken during the station's construction. If you or a member of your family likes to watch trains the pedestrian bridge on the west side of the station is a good vantage point. There are approximately a hundred freight trains that pass by the station each day. You can see both the eastbound and westbound signals that govern train movement from the bridge. If they are other than red it means a train is approaching. The only thing the station needs now is some more passenger trains. Who knows, with the recent uptick in interest in beefing up our rail passenger system it might actually happen. There could be no better place to start your journey from Kansas City than Union Station.
Written July 9, 2021
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Michele F
Albuquerque, NM5 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
The facility and location were great. I only have one negative comment. The gentleman checking tickets to walk in was rude.
The kids were super excited to get in and I was right behind them. They started walking in and he snapped at the kids to get back out until they had a ticket. I was right behind them, phone in hand with the digital tickets. He wouldn’t scan the tickets until they walked back out.

I get the premise of you need tickets to get in, but if you want to snap at someone, snap at the adult, not the easy target.
Fantastic experience after that. The kids had a great time and there was so much for them to do and learn.
Written June 28, 2021
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Sarah G
1 contribution
Jun 2021
Oh, my goodness, our trip to Science City was so much fun! I took my 1 1/2 year old grandson to the new area that is for 0 to 2 year olds. He loved it! He climbed the stairs to a play area all by himself, played with the large and colorful magnets, and tried to figure out how the scarves were floating in the air. We can't wait to go back!
Written June 15, 2021
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Valery G
2 contributions
May 2021 • Family
I planned this outing as part of a multi-activity weekend around Crown Center and Union Station. Note: Order your tickets online before you go, or you will be disappointed if it is sold out/at capacity. My child had so much fun he didn’t even realize he was hungry or tired until we left. There are multiple levels and indoor/outdoor exploration, and areas even dedicated for the smaller toddlers. It is so nice to see how this Science Center has evolved over the years. My son loves science and trains, so we get the added bonus of exploring Union Station as well. The train section within Science Center itself made it his favorite.
Written May 11, 2021
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