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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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A muist for children of all ages.

This is one of the best hands on science centers I have visited. It is well done and the exhibits work.

Reviewed December 13, 2015
Union, Missouri
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Union, Missouri
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39 reviews
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Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is one of the best hands on science centers I have visited. It is well done and the exhibits work.

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Reviewed December 11, 2015

I wish we could take a bit of St. Louis (like the Magic House) and put it in Science City. It seems there have been some improvements over the years, but we're still lacking something to make this a magical, wonderful place for kids. It's just too new to feel so dated.

Thank emelle12
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

We were hoping like city center in St. Louis. Very much kid oriented but fun for science type adults. Spent a few hours. Nice morning

1 Thank redzins
Lincoln, Nebraska
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397 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2015

We'd been to Science City in the past but they've improved their exhibit space quite a bit, and we were really impressed! There are three floors of exhibits, with some out on the main floor and some tucked away in little "alleys". The exhibits are mostly geared to elementary and older aged kids, although the dinosaur dig, nature center, playground,... More 

1 Thank Stefanie H
Kansas City, Missouri
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48 reviews
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Reviewed December 1, 2015

I learned a lot here when I wass little, and I still would enjoy a visit since the things here are fun to do over and over again.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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16 reviews
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Reviewed November 21, 2015

So much better than I expected! We have walked past the entrance to Science City inside Union Station several times and I expected it to be somewhat small based on what I saw from the entrance. I was completely surprised to find that the place is huge and way cooler than I expected. My 9-year old son absolutely loved it!

Thank thenguyenfamily3
Kansas City, Missouri
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365 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2015

Science City, located in the beautifully restored Union Station, sponsors a lot of interesting interactive exhibits for school-aged children. A nominal fee is charged for most exhibits but they are almost always worth the price of admission. A listing of current exhibits can be found on the Union Station website. Plenty of convenient free parking is available in the large... More 

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Ames, United States
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

Wonderful place to visit especially with children; enjoyable for adults also. A lot of interactive displays/exhibits.

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Reviewed October 26, 2015

The boys loved this place. They were 9 and 12 at the time. Plenty hands on experiences for all ages of kids.

Thank Angela C
Kansas City, Missouri
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39 attraction reviews
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Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We go to Science City at least once a month. My 9 year old always finds things to do. The sky bike is a must. Makers Space usually has something to work on. Friday at the Nature Center is educational, as they feed the snakes.

Thank myW0r1d

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