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“Fun and FREE!”

Saint Louis Science Center
Ranked #14 of 268 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, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 3 July 2014

This was great for our last day in St. Louis, everyone was tired and it was a nice easy pace. If we lived in STL I could see taking my kids just to go play in the Structures area that's part of the bridge over to the planetarium. Also, park on the planetarium side, beside Forest Park. It's free parking and parking on the other side by the main building costs $10.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

The science center is an awesome adventure for the whole family to enjoy. Lots to see and do and very reasonable for the budget. IMAX theater is great and the planetarium show was fantastic fun and learning! Will definitely return again when in town.

Thank Marla S
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Been there many times, first with my children, now with the grand children. Always changes with new exhibits and different Omnimax shows. Crowded on the weekends or when schools bring in bus loads of visiting students. One of Saint Louis best locations to visit.

Thank uman636
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Our kids and grandkids visited there with us and everyone had a great time. We did not see any of the IMAX films because of time, but they looked very interesting. The exhibits were hands on and interesting to our grandkids who ranged in age from 3 to 13. Lots of staff in all areas and even though there were a lot of people visiting, it did not seem crowded. Great place.

Thank Nick1381046
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

So many exhibits, so little time. The planetarium show was very interesting and held the interest of my kids from 10 to 4 years old. My only complaint was that while we there in the early summer it was extremely crowded....they need more space!

Thank Marilyn B
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