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“I've loved this place for 20 years”

Saint Louis Science Center
Ranked #30 of 275 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: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I have been coming to the St. Louis Science Center since I was a little kid and now I'm excited to bring my child. There is so much to do! And most of it's free. There are exhibits and activities you can pay for, but you don't have to. Parking is $10. They are always adding new exhibits and improving the experience. This is definitely a must if you're spending time in St. Louis.

Thank Kerry L
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

This place has always been lots of fun, but it can be crowded and it is directed toward kids...kids of all ages but particularly younger children. With free admission, it is certainly worth a visit.

Thank love2gonyc
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Wow I can't believe that this is free. So many things to do for kids, our kids had so much fun. They explored all the exhibits, played with everything and learned about fire and weather in the special presentations. Andrew made the learning fun for them. We also paid to see the Dinosaur's in Motion exhibit and it was worth it. The kids can move the large sculptures like puppets and make them roar.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

We always have to come see the big dinosaur :) you have to pay to park, but it's worth it. We haven't been in the OMNIMAX, but we plan to in the future. The food is good, but a little expensive, so you may want to eat before you go.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

if in St. Louis take at least a day if not days to visit our science center. It's free except for special events and the Omnimax theater which is awesome. There are loads of free activities for children. Parking is free on the planetarium side in Forest Park.

Thank Sandra G
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