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“Fantastic for kids of all ages and free to all”

Saint Louis Science Center
Ranked #13 of 253 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 56,000 sq-ft of interactive science-technology exhibits that are part of the Science Center's free general admission. Opening in June 2016 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 young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase
St. Louis
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic for kids of all ages and free to all”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

An amazing place for kids of all ages. Parking is a bit of a challenge but the exhibits and Omnimax are top notch. Free interactive fun for the whole family.

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Fenton, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“AWESOME”
Reviewed 3 February 2012

This is one of those places that make you say "wow". If you love to know how and why things work you gotta visit this center. It's near Forest Park so put it on the list when you visit the park.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Science Center is worth a day visit”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

The St. Louis Science Center is better than most I've visited. In my opinion it is better than the newer San Francisco version!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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131 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Really great, especially with a special exhibit”
Reviewed 31 January 2012

This is a really fun day for children and adults alike. Bonus if there is a special exhibit in town.

Visited March 2011
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St. Louis, Mo
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“Fun while learning.”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Really great for all ages. Everyone learns, & it's fun.

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