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Saint Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
+1 314-289-4400
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A must!

Free admission and free parking on the park side. This is truly a must visit. Tons of things that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dan D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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fun for the whole family

there is so much to see and do kids will love this place. there are many interactive exhibits for... read more

Reviewed 6 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 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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
+1 314-289-4400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Free admission and free parking on the park side. This is truly a must visit. Tons of things that will keep kids of all ages entertained. If you have a few extra bucks splurge and see a show in the IMAX theater. Awesome!

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 6 days ago

there is so much to see and do kids will love this place. there are many interactive exhibits for the kids and adults . always a fun time

Thank tinmor-stl
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took our 3 children(age 2,5,7) to the science center back in July 2017 and it was a nice surprise that it was free, unless you wanted to attend an exhibit, in which case the king tut exhibit was $15 per adult....More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much for kids to do here at the St. Louis Science Center. We were here for a few hours. My kids really like the GROW outdoor exhibit and the Energy Exhibit. They also enjoyed the crosswalk from the Build Exhibit to the...More

Thank KristyB77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Science Center with our grandson to see the King Tut Exhibit. Outstanding exhibit and very interesting to our 8 year old grandson. Very easy to follow and extremely interesting. Highly recommended!

1  Thank gman01_60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the science center with my wife and 13 year old. Free to get in but you pay to park as you're leaving. (Sounds like PT Barnum) Interesting displays but with all the small kids from area summer programs and summer daycares, it was...More

Thank jgambon G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an awesome exhibit! It was very easy to follow and your could take as much or little time as you wanted to explore and learn. The replica artifacts where beautiful. My husband and I took our 12 year old son and his friend and...More

1  Thank Kristy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unbelievable. You must see this. The art and talent is out of this world in all aspects. Take your children and share history Outstanding Display

Thank wh0gan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family has enjoyed visiting the Science Center for years and always look forward to the special exhibits. Our kids still talk about the Titanic exhibit from years ago and how much they enjoyed it. We had extended family and toured the King Tut exhibit,...More

Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited due to the reviews and they did not disappoint. I wish my grandchildren were with us. They would have lived all the exhibits. We paid to attend the King Tut exhibit and it was very interesting. The science center offers...More

Thank Sdcarlton
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Questions & Answers
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

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