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Saint Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
+1 314-289-4400
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My kids are 2 and 6 and they loved it! It got crowded quick but still able to enjoy all the... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Brittwnyboymom
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Good rainy day fun

Free science center and free parking plus gift shop discount with reciprocity with our science... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
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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 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.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“omnimax theater” (45 reviews)
“all ages” (130 reviews)
“discovery room” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

My kids are 2 and 6 and they loved it! It got crowded quick but still able to enjoy all the exhibits! The dinosaur was our favorite part!

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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Brittwnyboymom- Thanks for making us a part of your visit to St. Louis. We're delighted you had such a good time. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Free science center and free parking plus gift shop discount with reciprocity with our science center back home. LOTS of interactive stations for kids. The dinosaur area is great with the animatronic Dino's and fossil digging area. Plenty of science-related stations with some room to...More

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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Michael R- Your capsule review summed up great highlights for visitors. But - especially now with our new one-acre outdoor GROW exhibit on "the story of food" - we're also a great place to visit on a nice sunny day. -John Wharton, Managing Director of...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a great stop if you are a science junky. Target audience is more for children. My child enjoyed leaning about the tornadoes. Great place!

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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Alyssa R- Thanks for the nice comments. We also have much to make learning fun for adults. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you're looking to explore your inner child, look no further. This is a much better option than the Magic House.

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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Woman2013- We appreciate your very positive comparison, and are glad you've had such a good time with us. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

What a great facility. Fun for everyone Movies on the big screen are great. Food is better than average and kids will love the interactive displays

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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Bob A- Great to have you as an enthusiastic return visitor. We can only hope you're a Member, to take full advantage of all we have to offer! -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

This "First Friday" was a fun event. All the staff wore Star Trek uniforms and alot of the guests wore costumes to enhance the Star Trek theme. Exhibits included an I-Max presentation on the building of the International Space Station introduced by Astronaut Dr. Tom...More

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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Peter D- Nice to have you visit again, and we're pleased you enjoyed our last First Friday night of specially-themed activities. Be sure to return for these upcoming programs: Oct. 7, "A Nightmare at the Science Center"; Nov. 4, "The Walking Dead"; Dec. 2, "Doctor...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Traveling WWII Exhibit in the theater. Excellent. There was also much more more to look at but we ran out of time. This is across the street from Forest Park and the Saint Louis Zoo. If traveling from out of town these are the top...More

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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

2919George_s- We're pleased you enjoyed the "D-Day: Normandy 1944" IMAX film in our OMNIMAX Theater. And thanks for ranking the Science Center right up there with our excellent Zoo. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Science center was a beautiful end to our day in St. Louis. There was so much to do and with young kids and adults, none of us were bored. It is so cool to be brought back to when I was a kid and...More

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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Mj D- We're glad to hear you left the best for last for your day in St. Louis. Thanks very much for the kind words. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We live approximately 2.5hrs from St louis and often go there for a night away.We have been to the science center several time & LOVE it! It's free :) but the kids love the dinosaurs and the walkway over the interstate.So if your in St...More

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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Abwright67- It's good to hear we've become one of your go-to places for qucik-trip getaways, and that you enjoy us so much. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Loved taking my kids to this with all the interactive exhibits. My kids loved the T-rex the best and insisted on seeing it multiple times. Will be going back on our next visit.

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John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Cagednurse- T-Rex would wave if his arms weren't so short, and eagerly awaits your next visit! -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

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784David_W784
23 June 2017|
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Response from bob k | Reviewed this property |
Public transportation will take you close to the Museum within a block or so. But it would be wise to take a taxi. It will drop you off directly in front of the Museum.
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ELKW
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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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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