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Saint Louis Science Center

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5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
+1 314-289-4400
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Our teen had a great tine as fid his toddler brother. Plan at least 3hrs but you still won't do... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AR-BRAY
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Yesterday morning the St. Louis Science Center had a special members only event. The event was in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stu K
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Chesterfield, 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 Parents Magazine and one of America's most visited museums by Forbes Traveler Magazine. The complex includes over 96,000 sq-ft of interactive science-technology exhibits that are part of the Science Center's free general admission. The most recent major permanent exhibit is GROW, a one-acre outdoor exhibit that will take visitors on a journey of food, to gain a deeper understanding of our food supply. The Science Center's ticketed areas include the OMNIMAX, a four-story IMAX Dome theater; the James S. McDonnell Planetarium, one of the world's largest planetariums; and the Discovery Room, an activity area for families with younger children.
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“omnimax theater” (45 reviews)
“discovery room” (37 reviews)
“all ages” (135 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
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+1 314-289-4400
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our teen had a great tine as fid his toddler brother. Plan at least 3hrs but you still won't do everything in that amount of time! There are several opportunities for educational films including an imax and one in the planetarium and one in a...More

Thank AR-BRAY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yesterday morning the St. Louis Science Center had a special members only event. The event was in association with their special exhibit on the Mercury, Gemeni and Apollo moon flights. In addition to that exhibit which was dynamite, they had a special show explaining the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been a member here for over twenty years...just off Hampton Ave exit and highway 40. Parking can be free if you become a member with free tickets to the threatre here. A great large screen ceiling sound sound show. Excellent for all ages....More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

I have taken students here more than once. The museum is always entertaining, educational, and fun. I appreciate that the museum creates new displays and that so much of the displays are interactive. A big help to school groups is that the entry fee is...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Maybe it's because our kids are getting older, but we didn't find a lot to do here. Since it is free, it is very busy. Connects to the planetarium via skybridge. Free parking on the planetarium side.

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

This Science Center is free and 3 floors of mostly interactive exhibits ranging from dinosaurs, earthquakes, energy, and space. Most of the exhibits worked which was nice. We found parking on the street for free which was nice. It took us around 2 hours to...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

We stopped by here on our last day before leaving town, and we were tired, but we weren't overly impressed. Our kids are 14 and 11, so I think they are on the older end of the kids who would really enjoy this museum. We...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

It is free to get into the Science Center which means very busy!!! But great place for kids. You can for sure kill a few hours here!

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Wonderful experience with the granddaughter's today. Interesting interactive exhibits. Don't miss this!

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We live in the area we come around 4/5 times a year! And it’s free! They have a lot of areas and things for the kids to learn and see

Thank Baby L
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AR-BRAY
May 16, 2018|
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Response from Stu K | Reviewed this property |
Often there are special events, which add an hour or two to your visit. Check out membership prices, it gives you free parking, free tickets to the Omnimax theater and the planetarium. This is an destination that you can... More
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john b
April 7, 2018|
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Response from Stu K | Reviewed this property |
ask the ticket seller, not that tricky
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Brittany F
March 26, 2018|
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Response from Stu K | Reviewed this property |
Have people forgotten how to use the phone? That idea also will give you the exact prices for the events and movies. There is plenty of free parking at the Planetarium, or buy a membership and parking is free.
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