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“Excellent ”

Saint Louis Science Center
Ranked #30 of 224 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: Lockers / storage, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great for kids big and small. So much to do. There are also staff who are genuinely interested in interacting with and informing the kids. Great value (only pay for parking and special areas), and there are coupons for the special things, too.

Thank mjmazur291
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

My 6 and 7-year old children loved the science center! There was plenty for them to do and explore. We saw a robot demonstration (Dance, Baxter, Dance) that was a big hit. My son's favorite was the air cannon. My daughter loved the hands-on lab with finger prints. We all enjoyed watching the balls roll through the maze of ramps and tunnels at the entrance. We were there on a rainy day so the lockers came in very handy for our coats and umbrella - well worth the .25 price! We had a slice of pizza from the cafeteria and it was fine - nothing spectacular but filled us up to keep exploring for the afternoon. We spent about 2 hours here. We didn't go to any of the planetarium or ticketed shows.

Thank Rachel R
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We went on a rainy Monday afternoon and this place was jam packed. The kids were unable to participate in the maker space because all the stations were full or all supplies were used up. We made the best of it and were happy that it was free.

Thank Ambassador556829
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Our favorite part of this Museum was the lab work the kids got to do. I like that they were involved in trying to solve a mystery or learning how to do their own fingerprints.

Thank HikingLife614
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Great for small kids and teenagers. Omnimax was pretty cool, but costs$. You can get a science center package through Drury Inn which will include Omnimax tix. The new agriculture exhibit was cool. The main downside was that it was EXTREMELY crowded. Other than that, we had a good time. $10 to park.

Thank A K
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