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Saint Louis Science Center

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Amazing Science Center

We've been to several Science Centers and St. Louis Science center is in the Top 3. So many... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Another free gem in St. Louis!

I’ve been visiting the St. Louis Science Center since I was a kid. The free activities and exhibits... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Saint Louis, 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...more
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5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
+1 314-289-4400
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We've been to several Science Centers and St. Louis Science center is in the Top 3. So many interactive exhibits for all ages and free to boot. Planetarium attached via pedway.

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve been visiting the St. Louis Science Center since I was a kid. The free activities and exhibits are a great way to spend a rainy day with the kids! The paid exhibits are usually a great additional activity, but don’t think you have to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has 3 floors of hands on fun. My kids loved this place. The interactive stations are incredible. I can't believe it's free.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chastityd2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The IMAX experience was fantastic! They featured a movie about the Havana, Cuba’s culture. They showed some of the places that I saw in my visit to Havana in 2016.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 474julesb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Father and I visited here to see the special Apollo exhibit. We really enjoyed the exhibit and it was very educational. We did not really explore the other areas as it is geared specifically towards families with small children. We did walk around and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Melly022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though we live in Central Illinois, we're members of SLSC, and yet it's free entrance! It's just so neat, we want to support it. We also visit 3-5 times a year. Even without our granddaughter, we enjoy the information and experiences. Interractive displays and activities...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mjashaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

STL Science Center is a "must see" an awesome place for families and visitors. My comments are related to the Guitar Exhibit being featured for January 19 - April 14th. There are no redeeming qualities to charge $10.95 a ticket for an exhibit that is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

I was amazed at all you could do and it's free! Kids were having a field day. I wish I could bring it back to Louisiana with me! It was an educational and fun experience!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Such an amazing place! So much to see and do. Very kid friendly but great for teens and adults as well. My kids (middle school aged) loved all the interactive displays and how everything is explained as to how and why it works in ways...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank thedoc1989
Reviewed 10 January 2019

This was a fun place to visit on a rainy day in December. I happened to be there on the day there was a live feed of the U.S. Navy ship St. Louis being launched in Wisconsin. The Navy put on an interesting show and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Margaret G
13 February 2019|
Response from gina r | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a cafeteria area in which you can eat. You can bring in your own food/lunches.
3 August 2018|
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Response from oneboyonegirl | Reviewed this property |
It’s just across the skyway over the Interstate. There are exhibits the whole way.
17 May 2018|
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Response from itravel2c | Reviewed this property |
Usually a couple of hours