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Saint Louis Science Center
Ranked #30 of 275 things to do in Saint Louis
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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: Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed September 30, 2012

We had fun at the science center. It doesn't have as many hands-on activities as it used to (at least, not for free). They do want to charge you for several areas but there is plenty that is still free. We enjoyed this visit. Also, check this and the zoo out before getting a hotel room. You can find some free tickets with some of the local hotels. Especially Drury hotels.

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

It was 110 degrees outside, and the science center was a wonderful, cool way to spend the day - free, and educational for our son. He loved it.

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Fun for everyone. My 8-year-old daughter and I had a blast. They have an exhibit where you can smell different things and try to guess what they are. We enjoyed the lab area where we were crime scene investigators. The IMAX show, To The Arctic, was very interesting and insightful. We paid for the Nano exhibit..it was interesting, but not worth the money. Unfortunately, we got off to a late start, so we did not make to the planetarium. We will definitely go back and check out the things we missed.

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Visited Saint Louis Science Center over the labor day weekend. It was fun. My children had a great time. We were not able to check out everything cause it was a big place to wonder around with so much stuffs to do. We definitely will visit again and check out the ones we missed.

Thank Melinda C
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Got to love the freebies! There's admission costs to some of the things here such as parking, the Omni theater, Lego area and the Discovery room. For parking, there is free street parking if you find a spot and you don't mind walking a bit. They have a lab where you don lab coats, gloves and goggles and that is fun for the kids and of course, you may learn something!

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