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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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Field trip with students

I appreciate that exhibits have grown since the last time that we visited. There was plenty for... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
GirlTurtle
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Nortonville, Kentucky
Great for all ages

Just a secret if you park at the planetarium parking is free: however the parking lot fills up... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
jska669
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Carbondale, Illinois
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“omnimax theater”(47 reviews)
“discovery room”(39 reviews)
“all ages”(143 reviews)
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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

I appreciate that exhibits have grown since the last time that we visited. There was plenty for the students to do during the time that we visited. We could have even stayed longer. As a teacher, I give this two thumbs up and appreciate that...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank GirlTurtle
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

GirlTurtle- We appreciate you thinking of us for your class field trip opportunities, and look forward to your next visit. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Just a secret if you park at the planetarium parking is free: however the parking lot fills up fast. This center is very hands on. There is bridge that connects planetarium to science center, you can see cars pass under neath. Everything in museum is...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank jska669
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Jska669- Thanks for pointing out some of our many attributes. We glad you enjoy us so much. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 30 May 2017

We went to see the King Tut recreation. It costs $16 per person without AAA or miltiary service, then it is $14 a piece. The line was long but not a long wait, about 20 minutes to enter the movie part. Everyone is given a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Sherry F
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Sherry F- Thanks for your visit and your observation about being in the right position for photos at the various stations in the special Discovery of King Tut exhibit. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 30 May 2017

It's a free activity (only pay for parking) that everyone in the family can enjoy! Lots to do and see. I really enjoy the two story "ball machine". It has lots of tubes, chutes, and gizmos that keep the balls moving through. Best of all,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Quentin A- We're pleased you had such a good time learning, and that you particularly liked our two-story "Tree Of Knowledge" ball machine in the lobby of our Oakland Avenue building. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Visited on a trip with kids and grandkids. Was a good museum with a lot of interaction activities for the kids. Loved the upscale chicken coop and garden area. Fun day.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank REEJJE
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

REEJJE- Thanks for your visit - we're glad your three generations enjoyed yourselves. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

This is a very hands on museum and excellent for school age children. There are many things to do and see, that could keep your kids busy for hours. Great rainy day activity that has free admission. Tip #1 bring snacks and drinks Tip #2...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Twistabout- Thanks for your visit. We're pleased you think of us as a great place for kids, but I think you'll find a good many of your fellow TA reviewers who think we're terrific for all ages. And, with the addition last June of GROW,...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We went for the king tut exhibition. It was very interesting and well done we saw the mommy movie in the omni max it was a great complement to the exhibition

Date of experience: May 2017
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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

KJBarry- We're pleased you enjoyed our "mummy-to-the-Max" experience! -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 28 May 2017

The St. Louis Science Center has tons of hands on activities for kids of all ages. If you buy a cup, keep it for future visits and you will get cheap refills.

Date of experience: September 2016
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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Rdhilil- We're glad we were able to help your "learning cup" to runneth over. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 27 May 2017

A great way to spend a rainy day with the kids, or just a few hours at a time--it would take many visits to see it all!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 921mjm
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

921mjm- With our one-acre outdoor GROW exhibit on the science of food, we're a great place in nice weather too! Check it out on your next visit! -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I did enjoy the actual museum, not an adult kind of fun,but if you have small children, it is free and lots of fun activities. Loved the omnimax and planetarium

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Littleft23
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Littleft23- We aim to offer all ages an enjoyable learning experience. Thanks for visiting. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

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runnercwalex
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.
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AR-BRAY
17 May 2018|
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Response from itravel2c | Reviewed this property |
Usually a couple of hours
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john b
8 April 2018|
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Response from 644stuk | Reviewed this property |
ask the ticket seller, not that tricky
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