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“You wont have so much fun if u are older than 12”

Saint Louis Science Center
Ranked #30 of 225 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The admission is free but the parking is $10. Also they should rename themselves to The children's St Louis Center cause if you are older than 12 it won't fulfill your expectations. We can't say anything about the Planetarium or IMAX movie theater cause we didn't go there.

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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Sandra Turismo-

Thank you for your visit. I regret that you weren't able to see everything and that what you did see you found geared for kids, as so many others have said we offer something for everyone.

-John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

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Reviewed 24 December 2016

I visited on a Thursday around noon and could only stay for a few hours because I needed to get back to Branson, Mo which was 4 hours away. I watched a Santa vs Snowman movie on IMAX and Live Sky. The best of all it was free. Teachers independently from what state you are from get complementary tickets for all of the IMAX movies, provided that you show your teacher's id. The only movies shown on IMAX where I had to pay was for the Star Wars movie "Rogue One", still a got a discount for being retired military. The museum is very interactive for adults and children alike. There a couple of schools on field-trips attending. I couldn't stay for more than two hours. I wanted to spend more time at the Science Museum. This is one place that I most definitely will visit the next time I am in the St. Louis area.

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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Rekon-

Thanks for your visit (and for your service). Come again when you can spend some more time - it's an easy trip up I-44!

-John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

We went and visited the center and saw the IMAX movie. We have seen many IMAX movies but this was definitely exciting. There was plenty to do and see no matter if you were young or old.

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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Trekluvr-

Glad you enjoyed your visit so much. Come again soon!

-John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We frequent the Saint Louis Science Center and they're always adding more amazing exhibits. The movies are exciting and informative at the giant IMAX movie theatre. We even went there for a viewing of Star Wars. There is something for very young children, teenagers and certainly for adults

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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

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Thanks for your support and visits, and for noting that we have something for everyone.

-John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

Very interactive and fun for the entire family. Information for adults and hands on fun for kids. And big kids too.

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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

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Thanks for your visit and for comparing us so favorably to your previous destinations.

-John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

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