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“Especially Great for kids of all ages”

Science City at Union Station
Ranked #12 of 161 things to do in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 30, 2014

I saw this attraction on Tripadvisor and thought we would give it a try. I sure am glad we did. Union Station could be a day in itself, but the Science City makes it twice as much fun and interesting. They have all kinds of activities. Nearly all of which are touchable. In fact when you purchase your entry fee, you are advised to "touch everything".

Thank HenryMudd
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Kids, ages 7 and 11, had a great time and spent a large part of the day exploring. It was good to be able to leave and return same day. Animals and sphere theatre were hits; crime lab needed updating and didn't really work.

Thank bridgekris2016
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is a family activity must! Union Station is so wonderful in architecture, it is breathtaking. The Science Museum is fantastic for kids and adults-- they have really done an amazing job!

Thank RitaBrandley
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

Walking through Union Station is the first oo-ah moment as you make your way to the entrance of Science City. My two boys, ages 7 and 9, had a ball! Lots of hands-on learning experiences. We would definitely go back again!

Thank OzarkB
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

I'm so disappointed in how Kansas City's Science City compares with others. We love Science City in St. Louis which is truly interactive and educational. Kansas City's Science City seems to basically a large play place for little kids. Although the younger set have fun playing with the activities (like playing in water and digging for dino bones) there is no real connection made with the science behind these exhibits.

You can go around and read signs off to the side but few children have the patience and we recently spent an afternoon there and never saw a staff member anywhere but the entrance. My daughter liked this place when she was younger but she was very disappointed and felt like there was nothing there for her when we last visited. She's 13 and absolutely loves science. It's a shame because we would go often if there were exhibits for older kids. I don't know who is running this place but it's sad to see it neglected like this.

2  Thank Laura D
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