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Saint Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
+1 314-289-4400
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Always a great visit. Free admission

What a great facility. Fun for everyone Movies on the big screen are great. Food is better than... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
BobA562
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

This "First Friday" was a fun event. All the staff wore Star Trek uniforms and alot of the guests... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
Peter D
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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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  • Average11%
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  • Terrible1%
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“omnimax theater” (45 reviews)
“all ages” (124 reviews)
“discovery room” (31 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

What a great facility. Fun for everyone Movies on the big screen are great. Food is better than average and kids will love the interactive displays

Thank BobA562
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Bob A- Great to have you as an enthusiastic return visitor. We can only hope you're a Member, to take full advantage of all we have to offer! -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 8 September 2016

This "First Friday" was a fun event. All the staff wore Star Trek uniforms and alot of the guests wore costumes to enhance the Star Trek theme. Exhibits included an I-Max presentation on the building of the International Space Station introduced by Astronaut Dr. Tom...More

Thank Peter D
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Peter D- Nice to have you visit again, and we're pleased you enjoyed our last First Friday night of specially-themed activities. Be sure to return for these upcoming programs: Oct. 7, "A Nightmare at the Science Center"; Nov. 4, "The Walking Dead"; Dec. 2, "Doctor...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016

Traveling WWII Exhibit in the theater. Excellent. There was also much more more to look at but we ran out of time. This is across the street from Forest Park and the Saint Louis Zoo. If traveling from out of town these are the top...More

Thank 2919George_S
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

2919George_s- We're pleased you enjoyed the "D-Day: Normandy 1944" IMAX film in our OMNIMAX Theater. And thanks for ranking the Science Center right up there with our excellent Zoo. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Science center was a beautiful end to our day in St. Louis. There was so much to do and with young kids and adults, none of us were bored. It is so cool to be brought back to when I was a kid and...More

Thank Mj D
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Mj D- We're glad to hear you left the best for last for your day in St. Louis. Thanks very much for the kind words. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We live approximately 2.5hrs from St louis and often go there for a night away.We have been to the science center several time & LOVE it! It's free :) but the kids love the dinosaurs and the walkway over the interstate.So if your in St...More

Thank abwright67
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Abwright67- It's good to hear we've become one of your go-to places for qucik-trip getaways, and that you enjoy us so much. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 7 September 2016

Loved taking my kids to this with all the interactive exhibits. My kids loved the T-rex the best and insisted on seeing it multiple times. Will be going back on our next visit.

Thank cagednurse
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Cagednurse- T-Rex would wave if his arms weren't so short, and eagerly awaits your next visit! -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We have been to the science center twice. Stayed for hours. Kids were interested and engaged the entire visit each time. Free to enter plus $12 parking. There is a Hampton Inn within very short walking When you pair the Arch National Park, the free...More

Thank Middleton_Girl
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Middleton_Girl- It's always nice to have a return visitor from out-of-town. We're very pleased we're becoming a repeat destination for you. Until next time... -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 29 August 2016

My husband and I are new to the area and had seen previews for the National Parks film playing at the Science Center in their OmniMax theater. We went early and found parking to be quite easy. Prior to the show we roamed the science...More

Thank rboomer68
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Rboomer68- Welcome to St. Louis! As you're finding out, there's a host of great things to see and do in your new home, and we're delighted you so thoroughly enjoyed the Science Center. Come back soon and often (and consider a Membership!). -John Wharton, Managing...More

Reviewed 28 August 2016

Plenty to see and do for the kids. We especially enjoyed the forensic fingerprint experiment along with the Grow area.

Thank PacelliSouth
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

PacelliSouth- We're quite proud of our new GROW exhibit and pleased you enjoyed it, along with the rest of the Science Center. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 27 August 2016

The Science Center is free ($12.00 to park) with so many ways to keep the kids busy for most of the day. So many hands on activities and experiments. The kids (8 and 10) had a great time and it looked like all the younger...More

Thank Carol R
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Carol R- We're glad you enjoyed yourselves - come back soon! -John

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784David_W784
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.
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ELKW
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
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240chanas
11 July 2016|
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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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