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Saint Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
+1 314-289-4400
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My son LOVED this place!

My son is 6 years old and hasn't stopped talking about visiting here since we went. He is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sean F
Indianapolis, Indiana
Great science center

This was a really neat science center, especially being connected to a planetarium. It is free... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen C
Palm Bay, United States
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“omnimax theater” (45 reviews)
“all ages” (129 reviews)
“discovery room” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son is 6 years old and hasn't stopped talking about visiting here since we went. He is very into sciency sorts of things and ate this place up. Being able to do nearly unlimited hands on experiments was a huge plus. My teenage daughter...More

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really neat science center, especially being connected to a planetarium. It is free admission. However, there are virtual reality rides that cost about $7/ person, for those interested. And there are special exhibits that they charge for as well, for which age...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was great for kids. There is so much to do, we could have spent the entire day there. There is something for every age. We paid the extra $4 for the Discovery Room, and it was good but 45 min was really short...More

Thank N B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Science Center recently for a Friday night Doctor Who event. We didn't see all that much of the center but the event was fun. Lots of people, vendors, and speakers. Apparently, this is something t hat's planned on a regular basis and...More

Thank suebob29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the park and stumbled on the planetarium and found it connected to the museum. What a great surprise to end the day. There are so many activities and hands on things for all ages. All kinds of facts and things to see...More

Thank medic249
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite part about this place was the flight simulator. There is no extra charge to participate in the flight similator experience. In fact, admission into this place is free. If you want to see the IMAX movie, there is a charge for that. When...More

Thank GeauxSaints187
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is awesome! It has a ton of hands on activities for kids and a wonderful planetarium as well. Admission is free! Our local science museum in Dallas has reciprocity to the planetarium and so we had free admission into one of their shows....More

Thank lauralam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a couple hours during the morning with our 3 and 5 year old. They both had fun and learned things. A little older would probably be better. The 2nd floor had better interactive exhibits. We did not have much time, so we...More

Thank santiageo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's a lot of hands on in this museum and you can purchase extras, kids play area, special exhibit, planetarium. We just went with free and enjoy 3 hours of walking through the museum, which is dated and has lots of unused space. Step outside...More

Thank Sylvia T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on-line before our trip to reserve tickets for King Tut and saw they were having their annual Science Uncorked event the Sat we were in town. I bought tickets and we had a blast! Imagine a science centre at night where everyone is...More

Thank Rosemary L
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24 June 2017|
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Response from bob k | Reviewed this property |
Public transportation will take you close to the Museum within a block or so. But it would be wise to take a taxi. It will drop you off directly in front of the Museum.
19 February 2017|
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Response from John W | Property representative |
ELKW- The Science Center operates two parking lots. Our main building's controlled surface lot at 5050 Oakland Avenue has space for up to 734 cars, with a charge of $10 per car ($12 per in summer peak time). The lot... More
11 July 2016|
Response from John W | Property representative |
Children under age 2 are considered kiddos-on-laps and are not charged admission. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations