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Science City at Union Station

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Address: 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone Number: 816-460-2020
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See how astronauts train for space missions or discover the chemistry...

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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Kids Love It!

My kids have a blast here every time they come. My 8 year old always chooses this when I give them choices of attractions to go to. It is a bit pricey--especially for adults... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My kids have a blast here every time they come. My 8 year old always chooses this when I give them choices of attractions to go to. It is a bit pricey--especially for adults. It is geared at kids, so I'm not sure why it is SO much for adults to get in, too. The only complaint I had was... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Son wanted to go here and didn't quite know about it beforehand. Very cool if you want to know about science. Tornado Simulator (extra cost) and human hamster wheel were neat. Son biked on a tight tope across a section of building. Very neat for kids and I would definitely go!

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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great hands on place for the kids to get out some energy. If you are there at the "right" time, you can see the snake feeding.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This part of Union Station was so much fun!! We loved trying out all the experiments and reading all the fun science facts. I have an older kid so it would have been cool if there was a teen section where there weren't small kids running into your and stepping all over you. It was a lot of fun and... More 

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Rushville, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My kids absolutely loved it! Spent 3 hours there looking around. Very well done for all ages. My kids 6-9 really enjoyed it.

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Cushing
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have a 10 year old that loves Science. We were disappointed in our trip here. The one in Oklahoma City is much better!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 11 year old nephew had a blast. It's not the greatest children's science center, but it's in the top 5. We spent two hours here, and he was done. He said he had a lot of fun in those two hours. They have a lot of hands on experiences for the kids. At 11, some of the things either... More 

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Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For 7-8 year olds. Not something you would want to do as an adult unless you prefer hanging out with toddlers. And thats not good.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm embarrassed that Science City has been here so long and I've just now gotten around to seeing it, but am glad I didn't put it off any longer. Having been to other science museums the thing that initially impressed me was the sheer size of the facility. Union Station is a massive building and Science City is not constrained... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great indoor facility that fosters learning for all ages! I love that there are several different areas to explore throughout this tri-level gem! My 10-month old played in the kinder area with the large soft blocks and mats while my four year old discovered live animals and dinosaur fossils! There is so much to do so make... More 

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