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Great place to spend a morning or afternoon!

Be aware: There are kids everywhere, even on school days! Many field trips, and often. But Union... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
am a
Lenexa, Kansas
Great hands on Science Center.

Two parents with a 15 year old teen had a fabulous day at Science City. Loved the Sky Bike, the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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.
30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108-2410
+1 816-460-2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be aware: There are kids everywhere, even on school days! Many field trips, and often. But Union Station is a great place to go: Good food, always good programs. The highlight for the kids is Science City, which my boys grew up going to. Do...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two parents with a 15 year old teen had a fabulous day at Science City. Loved the Sky Bike, the Illusions and the Train sections. Have a great day with kids of all ages.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Very fun place for people of all ages. My husband and I really enjoyed the exhibits. If you are a fun loving person this is a great place for you to visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Hands on learning science fun throughout.,digging for dinosaur bones, walking through caves, avoiding growling dinosaurs, getting amazed at the mystery hotel, riding a bicycle in a rope, climbing outside in a geometric maze, exploring space, making electrical,power by running or peddelling, diverting water flows, exploring...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

I visited here on a Friday mid-morning with my 8 & 11 year old sons, husband, and in-laws. There was plenty of indoor & outdoor activities to keep everyone entertained. We say a narrated star show in the planetarium & thought the moderator did a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

"What a fun day!" was a declaration from my 6 year old granddaughter. She, her twin sister and 13 year old brother enjoyed Science City for four hours. There were many age-appropriate activities for the three of them, including the outside climb and play area....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cindy E
Reviewed October 3, 2018

The restuarant was very good. The model train display was the best I had ever seen. Well worth the visit!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Fredrick R
Reviewed October 2, 2018

If you enjoy architecture...just walking into this building will be enjoyable! There are many activities to do there. There is currently a dinosaur exhibit...some movies...a model train exhibit and a great outdoor walkway to see the city! Look up the times before you go...it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pammy B
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Great exhibits, Science City, train museum, great food spots. Ample parking, and near great food choices when you go over the walking bridge.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DonWan86
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Not a good experience here for the adults. The kids loved it but they were not as worried about the condition of the place. I wouldn't go back or recommend it to anyone

Date of experience: October 2017
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Erica D
May 13, 2018|
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Response from 1frequenttraveler03 | Reviewed this property |
It is self guided so you can take long as you’d like. The outdoor park is great as well at science city.
Victoria R
March 7, 2018|
Response from TexFlyers | Reviewed this property |
Tue. - Sat.: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m. Looks like they're closed on Mondays.
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Visiting Kansas City next week (4 Replies)
My family and I will be in the Kansas City area next week and are trying to plan a few fun days. It is my husband and I and our 3 kids ages 5, 3 1/2, 18 months. We are planning on visiting the new Legoland Discovery Center and a few other attractions in that area. We are staying in Liberty and are trying to decide if one day will be enough to spend in the Crowne Center/ Union Station area. We are thinking about Science City, Kaleidoscope, and possibly the Titanic exhibit, the World War I...More
April 28, 2012|
Response frommistletoe2382|
Thank you so much for the suggestions!! So would we be able to squeeze in legoland, the aquarium, and science City in one day? Then we could spend the other day at the zoo or the farmstead?
S W Arkansas
Sept 17 Open House Institute for Astronomy (13 Replies)
If you are on Maui Friday Sept 17 head up to Pukalani to the Maui Institute for Astronomy. This is the lab/offices for Science city on the summit of Haleakala. 6 - 8 pm..tours of the lab, special speakers, and astronomy club members will have their telescopes set up in the parking lot of the public to view planets and stars. The Open House is geared for the public..from the novice to the serious...children and adults. google Institute for Astronomy Maui for location map. 34 Ohia Ku Street ...More
September 11, 2010|
Response fromMrsO_5|
I wish you had done this in October. You know that is when we come over. Here in Oregon, we only have the Pear Festival in Hood River. min
Louisville, Kentucky
Science City Picnic? (1 Replies)
is there somewhere to picnic close to science city? Thanks!
August 14, 2015|
Response frombprop|
Penn Valley Park is behind Union Station (where Science City is) and has tons of places to picnic, including tables.