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Science City at Union Station

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Address: 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108-2410
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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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Great Restoration!

We took my husband's visiting teenage daughters here one afternoon, got coffee and just wandered around for an hour or so. Since I'm from KC, I had been here before, but did not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took my husband's visiting teenage daughters here one afternoon, got coffee and just wandered around for an hour or so. Since I'm from KC, I had been here before, but did not realize that there is a free train exhibit that is always open. We spent most of our time there, marveling at all the elaborate set ups and... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you don't "like" science, if you just open your mind there are plenty of activities to experience. Kids, adults, learning and experiencing, enjoying. Very pleasantly surprised!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Science City at Union Station is a very nice place to spend some time and is interesting and entertaining to people of all ages. Worth the stop and the time.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

What an excellent rebirth of the historic station. A must see. Kansas City is clean warm polite and easy to get around in

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

For the last two weekend the area GIrl Scouts have taken over Science City. The girls and their families loved the interactive exhibits and the Planetarium. So much to see and do for all ages. Give yourself enough time to see everything. I will take my grown children since I failed to bring them as children. Great place to find... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We loved the time we spent at science city last week. We loved all the hands on exhibits. My son's favorite things were the sky bike, illusion hall and reptile house. We spent about 4 hours in all. And the time just flew by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We love this place, we often stop in on a Saturday and just last week my child had his 4th birthday here. Lots to do!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

My children had a great time at Science City. I would say that the ideal age is 7-11 years old. Very hands-on and lots of different ways to appreciate science. My son's favorite exhibit was the water exhibit!

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Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

I have read that virtually every service man that had to travel during WWII passed through Kansas City's Union Station at one time or another during their enlistment. Union Station is gorgeous and literally breathtaking when you first walk through the doors! Beautifully decorated and painted. And bring your camera! Lots of photo opportunities! There are also some nice restaurants... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Science City is a great place for the entire family to spend the day learning all that humans have figured out through science and nature studies. There are tons of hands on stations and interactive props to entertain folks from 6 to 60 years old. Just because learning is not the most exciting thing ever, Science City makes up for... More 

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