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Saint Louis Science Center
Ranked #15 of 263 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: Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access
Howe, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

The best thing about this place was that it was free to get in but you to pay for all the extras. The movie we saw was pretty good but overpriced.
There were to many people there and it was difficult to get around.

Visited July 2013
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is an unbelievable place for families to take their children to. There are many hands on exhibits that the kids (and adults) will love. They will learn so much while having a great time. We went for the Lost Egypt exhibit and I really enjoyed this. We also did the Omnimax show on the secrets of egyptian mummies. This show was fantastic especially being in their omnimax theater. If you want to do a more quiet museum, St Louis offers a variety of them. This museum is packed with kids very excited about being there and therefore is "loud". There is a parking fee of $10., the egypt exhibit was $8 each, and the omnimax was additional. If you want to go for the science center things for kids to do, it is free.

Visited July 2013
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O'Fallon, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great time for ALL ages!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

How can you go wrong, when there are great exhibits, lots of things to do AND touch....great demonstrations, an IMAX theater....what else do you need?

Oh yes, a planetarium.

There are plenty of touch/do things for kids (try to build the Arch by yourself...you'll understand when you see it), but also a lot of things for high school kids (all the physics demonstrations and models), then lots of things for adults (the toy area across the highway). The display items remind patrons of the part of history St Louis played in aviation and the space race.....

All in all, it is a super visit!

Visited June 2013
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82 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Family fun and kids of all ages just might learn something”
Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed exploring all the different hands on projects. This is a place where older and younger kids alike can have a ball. You can spend an entire day here but be prepared to open your wallet. There are several different activities that cost such as the IMAX and often special exhibits. There is a paid parking lot but if you enter from Forest Park you can seek out free parking.

Visited April 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
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73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The Best Place Ever! -according to my 11 year old”
Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

While visiting St. Louis, we went to the Science Center. I was very impressed with all that was inside. There was a lot for the kids to see and do. This was the highlight of the kids' visit! For the most part, the Science Center is free. Parking is $10, but everything you experience for free on the inside makes it worth it!

Visited July 2013
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