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Saint Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
+1 314-289-4400
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Hidden Gem in Forest Park

A great way for the kids to get hand on science lessons. Free of charge except for traveling shows... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bash1130
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Business event at the SC

We had a large business event here. As in probably 350 families. The entire building was our... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Travel_the_world11
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Des Moines, IA
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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.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A great way for the kids to get hand on science lessons. Free of charge except for traveling shows. Speaking of shows, you MUST see the King Tut exhibit. Cost is $8, but well worth it. Recreates the treasures found in his burial tomb. Very...More

Thank Bash1130
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a large business event here. As in probably 350 families. The entire building was our playground. Great show on the IMAX. Great Tutankhamun exhibit with personal audio tour (so you can make as short or as long as you want). Somebody (maybe they...More

Thank Travel_the_world11
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Travel_the_world11- Yes, we're also a great destination for businesses (such as Edward Jones) to host after-hours parties and events. As you pointed out, we'll make it a truly special event. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 1st day in St. Louis we decided to try the science center because we've heard good things about it. You do have to pay for parking but admission to the museum is free. I believe parking was around $15. When we 1st walked in...More

Thank Brian W
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Brian W- Thanks so much for mentioning our friendly staff. Make sure to leave time in your next visit for our particularly special exhibits and activities. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 1 week ago

The St Louis Science Center is free, but there are a few items you can pay for such as the Imax movies and special exhibits. They are always updating the items and there are tons of interactive items for kids and adults alike. I love...More

Thank Tami H
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Tami H- We're pleased you had a good time. Thanks for taking note of our constant efforts to renew and add new experiences. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great value! Tons of fun for people of all ages! The Omni max is a must for this experience! Would love to go back!

Thank Mollie B
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Mollie B- And we'll look forward to having you back - it's just a short hop down I-55! -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the King Tut exhibition. On entering each person is given their own listening device as a self walking tour through complex. A written explanation is also given on all exhibits. Viewing takes approx. one and a half hours. Plenty of hands on activities and...More

Thank Angelangel1
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Angelangel1- Thanks for your great comments on The Discovery Of King Tut. We're hearing great things from others, too, about this limited-engagement exhibit. Be sure to keep in mind our visiting exhibit next summer, from the Smithsonian Institute - Destination Moon, your chance to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good time here. The only cost was parking, around $11. The musuem had many things to do for our three year old, including a Grow outdoor exhibit about agriculture, which he loved. It was very hot out, however, so it was nice...More

Thank Nick W
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Nick W- We're glad you enjoyed GROW, one of our many exhibit options - inside and out! -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Planetarium was filled with adults and kids of all ages...most of the kids lying on their backs looking up at the starry sky and then at the alignment of the Sun, Moon, and Earth that will make for a total Solar Eclipse for a...More

1  Thank m0mjan
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

M0mjan- Needless to say, we're getting excited about our some of our immediate area being in the path of this Great American Eclipse (although, alas, the Science Center is less than a quarter mile OUTSIDE the path of totality!). We're pleased you enjoyed our planetarium...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It would take several trips to see this white place. We saw the king tut tour and it was wonderful and informative. The crossing over the freeway was fun and the dinosaurs exhibit was fun. We were there for four hours and did not see...More

Thank 1991KEB
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

1991KEB- We're delighted you had such a good time. Thanks much for your visit and your kudos. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the grandkids here while in town. I would choose this over magic house because more to do and free admission! Lots of pay things too but you can select. We did the imax and there were 7 of us--$68--pricey! Made 3 of us...More

Thank ritarealtor
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Ritarealtor- Thanks for your return visit, and for your recommendation. Sorry about the IMAX-induced queasiness - that happens with some, though sitting higher and in the center usual helps. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

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784David_W784
Is there public transportation that has a stop at the museum?
23 June 2017|
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Response from John W | Property representative |
The St. Louis area's public transportation agency, Metro, has a website that can give detailed answers to your question, through schedules and maps. That being said, two bus lines, #57X and #59, both run past the Science... More
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ELKW
Hi, is there any free parking on the streets during weekends? if not, how much will be the parking in the parking lot of the Science center? thanks
18 February 2017|
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Response from John W | Property representative |
ELKW- The Science Center operates two parking lots. Our main building's controlled surface lot at 5050 Oakland Avenue has space for up to 734 cars, with a charge of $10 per car ($12 per in summer peak time). The lot... More
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240chanas
I see the prices on the website for the omni max. Is there a charge for a toddler? Or can he sit on our lap?
11 July 2016|
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Response from John W | Property representative |
Children under age 2 are considered kiddos-on-laps and are not charged admission. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations
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