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“What a great stop”

Saint Louis Science Center
Ranked #13 of 254 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: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children
Fishers, Indiana
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234 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“What a great stop”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

This was another great destination during our annual swim trip to St. Louis. Clearly the city gets it when it comes to museums and zoos...being free.

Although this museum is free, parking was still $10 and the food was a little pricey inside. There are some exhibits that cost an additional fee as well. With that said, there is plenty to do and learn as a part of the free general admission. We spent a solid 3 hours there and saw most of the museum.

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Hillsboro, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Young Scientist Heaven!”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

A fantastic place to spend a full day! The exhibits are fun and make you think.. Children are not too go and learn. Parents will enjoy seeing their children using hands-on materials to learn something new. Highly recommend... The Omni-Max Theater is also a treat - we saw The Flight of the Butterflies.. Wonderful..

Visited March 2014
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Our kids really enjoyed the science center. This was a very interesting and educational place. Our kids learned a lot while going through the center. Learning about the human body to the insects & dinosaurs was a sight unforgotten. Even though there were schools and others visiting, it was easy to maneuver around the the whole center. Loved it and we will be back.

Visited August 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“D-Day @ I-MAX Theater”
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Even though my reason for being there was to see the D-Day presentation, I could not help but be fascinated by all the exhibits most notably the Movable Dinosaurs. A great place for kids and is free.

Visited June 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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60 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Indoors and Out!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We love this center for kids of all ages. Watch the little ones as it's in the city suspended across the highway. My nephew liked one part in the outside section and exited the maze from the front while we waited in the back. A life lesson - for all of us!!

Visited September 2013
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