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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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From Dinosaurs to Guitars

This was an outing for my grandsons who are budding musicians. We came to see the Guitar Special... read more

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Peter D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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We had a great time at the science center. There were a few exhibits that were broken or not... read more

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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 today

This was an outing for my grandsons who are budding musicians. We came to see the Guitar Special Exhibit and found some great interactive displays on sound propagation, how magnetic pickups work, the history of guitars, and Chuck Berry's Gibson ES-345. While there we saw...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Peter D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great time at the science center. There were a few exhibits that were broken or not working properly but overall it was a fun day. Food is extremely high but the museum is free. If you park near the planetarium instead of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ChrisandTiff
Reviewed 5 days ago

This has alot of hands on displays. Museum is small compared to some, and it is about a half a day if you play with everything. A good place to kill a couple of hours in, if you have time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mepinne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids loved all the interactive activities, fun environment with lots of learning. The guitar exhibition is not for little ones didn’t seemed interested and spent $ that kids were not interested in. But the IMAX made up for it.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank tswkyy2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went especially to see the PAID exhibit "Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World", which was awesome! My husband plays guitar so he geeked out over everything, but I enjoyed the exhibit too. We spent most of our time in the exhibit, but also...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank Lecia J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interactive and fun! Kids of any age will love this experience. Be sure to check out the movie experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ccutpsu2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my son and 2 friends here, ages 9-13. We just had a little over 2 hours to explore before they closed. They weren’t sure they wanted to go, but I made that decision for them. And once inside, they enjoyed every minute until...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 147gingerm
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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
Thank HappeTravelz
Reviewed 10 February 2019 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
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Margaret G
13 February 2019|
Response from 456ginar | 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