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Saint Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
+1 314-289-4400
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This is a good museum and free, although parking is $10 it's totally worth it. We went on a busy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lola P
First visit to the Imax theater, and it was amazing

We joined the Science Center last year when the grandkids were in town. This week I got an e-mail... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stu K
Chesterfield, 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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“omnimax theater” (45 reviews)
“all ages” (129 reviews)
“discovery room” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
+1 314-289-4400
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a good museum and free, although parking is $10 it's totally worth it. We went on a busy Saturday so it was difficult to get our hands on some exhibits as would be expected.

Thank Lola P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined the Science Center last year when the grandkids were in town. This week I got an e-mail asking me to renew my membership. I did, and my wife saw somewhere that there was a new Imxax moving showing about the South Pacific. So...More

Thank Stu K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a very hands on center for all ages. The permanent exhibits are the same from many years ago. They do have many flight and ride simulators that were a lot of fun. My favorite thing has always been the radar guns over the bridge...More

Thank Fruitloop83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the St. Louis Science Center on a Friday in January. It wasn't as busy as it usually was. We really enjoyed the show at the planetarium. The host was informative and funny. The reality simulators are fun and not expensive but may make some...More

Thank EricInSEMO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a building filled with different things to learn. This is a great place to visit for the entire family. It has a variety of activties for both adults and children. The popcorn was also delicious!

Thank Noelli Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a little disappointed with the Science Center. It was cheap, but there was not a ton to do. We brought three pre-teens with us, and they were getting bored.

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 6 December 2017

My son is 6 years old and hasn't stopped talking about visiting here since we went. He is very into sciency sorts of things and ate this place up. Being able to do nearly unlimited hands on experiments was a huge plus. My teenage daughter...More

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This was a really neat science center, especially being connected to a planetarium. It is free admission. However, there are virtual reality rides that cost about $7/ person, for those interested. And there are special exhibits that they charge for as well, for which age...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 28 November 2017

This place was great for kids. There is so much to do, we could have spent the entire day there. There is something for every age. We paid the extra $4 for the Discovery Room, and it was good but 45 min was really short...More

Thank N B
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We visited the Science Center recently for a Friday night Doctor Who event. We didn't see all that much of the center but the event was fun. Lots of people, vendors, and speakers. Apparently, this is something t hat's planned on a regular basis and...More

Thank suebob29
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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