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Saint Louis Science Center

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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A one of a kind experience!

I was amazed at all you could do and it's free! Kids were having a field day. I wish I could... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sharon A
Another St. Louis Gem

Such an amazing place! So much to see and do. Very kid friendly but great for teens and adults as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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With the mission "to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning", the Saint Louis Science Center is one of the top five science centers in the United States, and has been named one of the Top 10 Science Centers for Families by...more
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5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
+1 314-289-4400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was amazed at all you could do and it's free! Kids were having a field day. I wish I could bring it back to Louisiana with me! It was an educational and fun experience!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Such an amazing place! So much to see and do. Very kid friendly but great for teens and adults as well. My kids (middle school aged) loved all the interactive displays and how everything is explained as to how and why it works in ways...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank thedoc1989
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun place to visit on a rainy day in December. I happened to be there on the day there was a live feed of the U.S. Navy ship St. Louis being launched in Wisconsin. The Navy put on an interesting show and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MaryAD24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looked forward to our visit to the science museum only to find a lot of exhibits were closed or out of action , we walked over to the space oddesy to find most of the added things extra costs but personally I didn’t see were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank michelle1972uk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having learned to fly in the Navy, I had to go to the show on Aircraft Carriers in Cinemax! A great show for all of us to learn more of how out tax dollars are spent to safe guard our liberties. The rest of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is located in Forrest Park along with the Zoo and several other family attractions. Admission is free. There is a wide variety of displays and hands on activities for children. I suggest taking public transportation as there are cheap and excellent choices in St....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off this museum is actually free. We parked at the planatrium which is free parking and walked through the entire museum. This included space exploration, walking across the sky bridge and clocking the car speeds, building buildings, building Mars rovers, making our own sailboats...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plan on spending a few hours touring this facility. There are lots of hands on experiences. This is a fun day for any age to participate.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank G7308EYmichellew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Saint Louis Science Center is a great activity for kid s of all ages. There is a Jurassic section that features a motorized T-Rex and a motorized Triceratops. WARNING: the Triceratops looks as if it was attacked by the T-Rex. Might not be suitable...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JayeOfAllTrades
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun adventure of you have Young children. Lots of activities to do and opportunity to learn. We loved the walkway from the Science Center to the Planetarium over there highway. Parking was slim pickings, but we got lucky on our first try and found a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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August 3, 2018|
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Response from oneboyonegirl | Reviewed this property |
It’s just across the skyway over the Interstate. There are exhibits the whole way.
May 16, 2018|
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Response from itravel2c | Reviewed this property |
Usually a couple of hours
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April 7, 2018|
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ask the ticket seller, not that tricky
Travel Forum Posts
itinerary for 3 and 5 year old (15 Replies)
I am looking for some advice for planning a trip with preschoolers (3 and 5). I am thinking of staying 2 or 3 nights. This is what I have in mind: Magic House Six Flags Grant's Farm St. Louis Science Center Missouri Botanical Garden For that age, do you think we should also visit the following? City Museum St. Louis Arch What hotels would you recommend? We would like something within 30 min. drive of the above. Should we stay at Drury Plaza Hotel ?
April 13, 2009|
Response fromdcb95sol|
Magic House - yes Six Flags - I think they are a little young. Grant's Farm - yes Science Center - maybe a bit young. Botanical Garden - yes City Museum - a bit young Arch - yes I would stay in Kirkwood area, which would be a good central location for those activities. Safe area, as well.
Dubuque, IA
Visit with a 2 year old and 5 year old in August (9 Replies)
Hello, My husband and I plan to bring our 2 children (2 and 5) to Saint Louis in August. We want to go to the Myseum, The Magic House, The Missouri Botanical Gardens (Children's Garden and Butterfly House), Saint Louis Science Center, Gateway Arch and the City Museum. Can someone give me some time recommendations for how long we will need to see each of these places? Can someone recommend a hotel that would be centrally located, or not too far from any/all of these places that has a...More
February 14, 2016|
Response frombprop|
Myseum - sorry, don't know! The Magic House - a good 2 hours The Missouri Botanical Gardens (Children's Garden and Butterfly House) - note that the butterfly house is not at the botanical garden, but at Faust Park quite a distance west. You could spend a long time at MoBot but to do the children's garden, maybe a tram ride, the hedge maze, and feeding the koi in the Japanese garden, at least two hours (I'm basing this on the typical 2-year old schedule). Saint Louis Science Center -...More
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Best way to spend 5 l/2 hours at Forest Park, misc. ?s (4 Replies)
My husband, 3 kids ages 16, 19 and 22 and myself will be driving to St. Louis the evening of July 8th after touring the Springfield area. As soon as we get to St. Louis I thought we'd drive straight to the Gateway Arch Riverfront for some pictures and maybe go up the arch. Is there free evening parking near the arch? P.M. at the Hampton Inn near Forest Park. I'm wondering how best to allott our time (9, or earlier, to 2:30, in Forest Park the next day. Should we get there before 9 am when the...More
May 20, 2009|
Response fromtjshana|
I park on the street between the zoo and Art Museum for free. Arriving early is great - the animals get up with the sun, so don't worry about that. The first tier attractions for me are the chimps, the Rivers Edge (the Hippo pool is cool) and the Penguins. If you're kids are boys, they'll like the little insect house (not sure about the name...). My wife finds it very creepy - it's convenient to the Rivers Edge and can be quick (there is a buttefly house there too for Mom). I recommend the...More