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Saint Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
+1 314-289-4400
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Awesome place

First, admission is free!!! (Yes, you pay to park and pay for some of the additional attractions... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barb H
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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We all had fun

Adults, teens and kids will all enjoy. Admission is free—movies and planetarium are extra as are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
oneboyonegirl
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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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 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.
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  • Average11%
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  • Terrible1%
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“omnimax theater” (45 reviews)
“discovery room” (37 reviews)
“all ages” (135 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
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+1 314-289-4400
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"discovery room"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First, admission is free!!! (Yes, you pay to park and pay for some of the additional attractions, but most of it is free!) plenty for all ages. The new agricultural exhibits are really well done. One highlight is the bridge over the highway!

Thank Barb H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Adults, teens and kids will all enjoy. Admission is free—movies and planetarium are extra as are special exhibits. Lots to do for all ages.

Thank oneboyonegirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great for adult and kids and the best part is that it was free. Parking is 12.00 though may seem alittle pricey but is fair considering your not paying to get in.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nice to see a group of college students having fun trying out the different manipulatives the center has. It's not only for children but all children at heart!

Thank Noelli Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought the Family Membership for our family of 8 and watched two different Omnimax movies and went through the Apollo 11 exhibit. We had to pull the kids out of the exhibit and they wanted to return the next day. Some of the regular...More

Thank Stephanie H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The St. Louis Science Center has lots to keep kids busy and learning! We loved the IMAX and wish we had time to spend in the planetarium. My kids loved making the sailboats and parachutes in Makerspace.

Thank tdbelmont
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such an awesome place! I wish I would have more time to stay here and see everything, because the exhibits were amazing. Unfortunately, we were in a hurry and the science center was packed. One thing we noticed is that we saw a...More

Thank Jason W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here a lot as a kid and always had a great time. Now that I'm visiting the area again with my own child (7yo) I'm pleased to see that kids still love it. We parked for free over on the planetarium side and...More

Thank Jesse C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome science museum with interactive displays on multiple floors. Has a cafe for eats. There is a enclosed walk way over the Interstate thats really cool. The planetarium show is must.

Thank Shipbird1969
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love St. Louis because of the free activities that they offer, and this one did not disappoint. Our kids loved exploring the different exhibits. We didn’t have time to visit the Apollo exhibit (extra cost) or the OmniMax shows (also extra) because we had...More

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AR-BRAY
17 May 2018|
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Response from Stu K | Reviewed this property |
Often there are special events, which add an hour or two to your visit. Check out membership prices, it gives you free parking, free tickets to the Omnimax theater and the planetarium. This is an destination that you can... More
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john b
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Response from Stu K | Reviewed this property |
ask the ticket seller, not that tricky
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Brittany F
26 March 2018|
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Response from Stu K | Reviewed this property |
Have people forgotten how to use the phone? That idea also will give you the exact prices for the events and movies. There is plenty of free parking at the Planetarium, or buy a membership and parking is free.
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