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Science City at Union Station

30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108-2410
+1 816-460-2020
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The hotel concierge suggested we visit Union Station, but failed to tell us about Science City... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
bajensen15
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Owasso, Oklahoma
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Our first visit was in March 2016, then visited again on Friday, June 8th 2018. It was relatively... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phil M
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See how astronauts train for space missions or discover the chemistry behind some of your favorite beverages. Kids and adults alike will be entertained for hours at this center dedicated to showing how science is a part of our everyday lives.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108-2410
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+1 816-460-2020
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The hotel concierge suggested we visit Union Station, but failed to tell us about Science City. What a delightful surprise. The grandkids (21 mos, 5 & 6 yrs.) absolutely loved it! It was the perfect activity after riding for 4 hrs in the car. There...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit was in March 2016, then visited again on Friday, June 8th 2018. It was relatively busy mostly due to the Science City summer camp. Most of the exhibits remained exactly the same with only a few new exhibits. A few of the...More

1  Thank Phil M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took our three kids (ages 4, 9, and 10) to Science City and we all loved it! We are not from Kansas City, so we weren’t sure what to expect. There are many interactive exhibits that are super cool. They also...More

Thank Lindsay S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many science museums offer a limited number of exhibits both static and interactive but Science City has three floors and an outside area of fun. We had a five year old who spent five hours there and wanted more time. They are great because with...More

Thank Victoria L
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Science City is a great hands-on science experience for youngsters from 2 - 80. Lots of great ideas, well maintained and comfortable for all.

Thank Randy R
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The Science City at Union Station in Kansas City will probably take 2-3 hours min. many interactive activities, best for younger kids(4 to 10). Experience all of the fun sections from force and motion, genetics & DNA, water, electricity and power sources... to the mystery...More

Thank April B
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Great fun for kids and adults! Many learning opportunities about Common Core Science Standards! I took a group of 2nd graders and everyone had a wonderful time. They came back talking about all kinds of science concepts.

Thank paschard
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

One of the very first things I do when planning a trip to Kansas City is to check on what exhibit is scheduled for the time I will be visiting. Always something wonderful, educational, and exciting.

Thank Theresa S
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Honestly couldn't be happier with this exhibit. After being let down by Sea Life the day prior, we were hoping this exhibit would be fun for our kids. To say the least, our expectations were exceeded dramatically! We ended up being there from pretty much...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

I spent the day here with another fellow dad and we all had a great time. We started with the miniature trains, which are always fun because of all the easter eggs hidden in the sets. I highly recommend the science museum despite the entrance...More

Thank Raymond W
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Erica D
14 May 2018|
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Response from 1frequenttraveler03 | Reviewed this property |
It is self guided so you can take long as you’d like. The outdoor park is great as well at science city.
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Victoria R
7 March 2018|
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Response from TexFlyers | Reviewed this property |
Tue. - Sat.: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m. Looks like they're closed on Mondays.
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