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“Fun way to stretch your mind!”

Saint Louis Science Center
Ranked #15 of 267 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed January 5, 2012

The Saint Louis Science Center is another example of St. Louis' commitment to free access. Most cities charge large fees just to enter, and there's so much to see and do here for free. Some exhibits charge a fee, but the center itself is a half day of exploration. Don't miss this great venue!

Thank Carsie_Travels
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

The St. Louis Science Center was awesome. Lots of history, science and educational stuff made fun. We spend about 5 hours here and could have stayed longer, but just didn't have time. We also went to the planitarium and the kids loved the show on the stars. We will have to go back and do this again. Even my teenage son had a good time.

Thank CountryMomx2
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

I can appreciate science in all it's glory and how marvelous our technology is but...getting them to update the exibits is next to mundane in its efforts. Great place to learn and explore but not something that would be an every week attraction.

Thank Natalie F
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Thankfully they are in the process of changing this place up...because it is interesting the first time but boring as all get out after.

Thank Arielle-LMSW
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Free. What more needs to be said? Parking is free, admission is free, it's a great way to spend an afternoon.

Thank mathscot
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