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Saint Louis Science Center

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Excellent!

We happened to go on a day with LOTs of children's visits. It was an amazing place and it was great... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Cheefmouse
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Belton, Missouri
Tons of smaller hands on activities and FREE

How do you beat FREE (other than parking) you can't, but this place was a hit with the kids. A lot... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
CJpoolsillinois
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“omnimax theater”(46 reviews)
“discovery room”(39 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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5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

We happened to go on a day with LOTs of children's visits. It was an amazing place and it was great to see children of all ages enjoying the applications of science, math, history and biology to real life.

Thank Cheefmouse
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Cheefmouse- Thanks for your kudos, and for pointing out how absorbing you found us to be for kids of all ages. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 30 April 2017

How do you beat FREE (other than parking) you can't, but this place was a hit with the kids. A lot of it was geared towards maybe 8+ years old, although there were definitely lots for the little ones to do. We spent 4 hours...More

Thank CJpoolsillinois
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

CJpoolsillnois- We're delighted that you had such a good time and found so much of interest. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice facility. Some of the exhibits are good for small children but by and large, a child under 5 would bore quickly here. Pricey, too.

Thank Doug G
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Doug G- Thanks for your visit and comments about our exhibits. I'm not sure what you meant by "pricey" - if in regards to our exhibits, we offer over 90,000 sq-ft of permanent exhibits free of charge. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I have been going to the St. Louis Science Center since I was a little kid. It was nice to see that they got some new exhibits, while keep some of the classics. Exhibits are more hands-on, which is great for kids. The best part...More

Thank MonicaS1107
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Monica S- Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts about your experiences at the Science Center. We're glad to hear that we continue to please you. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 24 April 2017

The Science Center always seems to disappoint me. It is fun if you have little kids who are easily amused, but the interactive displays don't seem to hold their attention too long. The best part is definitely the live show where they do science tricks...More

Thank kelseyfunk2
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Kelseyfunk2- In an attempt to get a better handle on why you're lukewarm on us, I read your recent glowing posts on other St. Louis attractions. With a 600 foot pedestrian bridge over I-64 with glass floor panels and radar guns, we offer "neat views"...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Great science activities on every floor. I was bummed the King Tut exhibit wasn't until May. The lower level has a 'life size' T-Rex robot and fossils, geology related exhibits. The STEM exhibits were really neat. All in all a great experience. We didn't even...More

Thank laewagne
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Laewagne- We're really glad you found so much of interest. One note on something you apparently missed: "The Little Star That Could" in the Planetarium is a show specifically for younger children (it usually shows at least once a day). Indeed, going back 30 years,...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great activity for a rainy Sunday afternoon. Lots of activities for kids and it's FREE. We parked at the Planetarium and didn't pay for parking. We also watched a planetarium show. It was ok. Kind of corney and my kids thought it was odd. We...More

Thank Beth W
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Beth W- We're glad you so strongly enjoyed most of your visit, but regret the live night sky presentation in the Planetarium wasn't what you expected. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The St Louis science center has lots to see and do. There is a dinosaur and fossil exhibit, life science, mathematics, garden and farming, and others. Much to do and see including a planetarium. Very affordable for the things that are there.

Thank Jeff M
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Jeff M- Thanks for your visit - we're pleased you enjoyed yourselves. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 13 April 2017

We stopped at the museum to check it out because for free we couldn't pass it up! It was clean and had a lot of things to do; our toddler wasn't extremely interested so we ended up leaving and going elsewhere. It didn't feel like...More

Thank amyjean0202
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Amyjean0202- We appreciate your review and observations. While we strive to gear ourselves to a wide range of ages and interests, it appears you may have missed some of our activities geared to younger kiddos, particularly our Discovery Room activity area for families with children...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

While the Science Center has a lot of hands-on exhibits, our family just thought it was a little flat. The Cinemax was good. Would I recommend going -- yes, if it's your first visit. Maybe we missed something because lots of people recommended it to...More

Thank bridgeit738
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Bridgeit738- Sorry we didn't ring all your bells in your first visit. We do strive to be an engaging learning experience, and I'd be interested in what else besides the Omnimax Theater appealed to you - and what didn't. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility...More

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runnercwalex
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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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Response from itravel2c | Reviewed this property |
Usually a couple of hours
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Response from Stu K | Reviewed this property |
ask the ticket seller, not that tricky
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