Saint Louis Science Center, Saint Louis

4.4
#2 of 13 in Childrens Museums in Missouri
Displaying more than 750 exhibits, Saint Louis Science Center represents one of the most extensive centers of its kind in the nation. The complex contains different themed sections, including space exploration, dinosaur dioramas, and the exhibition hall known as the Exploradome. Try your hand with a radar gun to measure the speed and traffic patterns of passing cars. Or stop by the full-size planetarium, where you can watch a star show projected onto the building's 24 m (80 ft) dome. Admission to the center (including more than 10 exhibit spaces) is free. You'll pay for parking and special shows like IMAX films, planetarium shows, and flight simulators, for example. Check the online schedule for information on the frequent temporary exhibitions, activities, and shows hosted on-site. A visit to Saint Louis Science Center represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Saint Louis trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • With our hotel stay we got tickets for zoo, science center, and botanical Gardens. Science Center was a big hit with the children lots of learning as you play activities pretty crowded recommend close...  more »
  • From the minute you enter the Science Center you will have a difficult decision to make; What to do first. The first question you will have is when does this amazing center of learning and activities ...  more »
  • This facility always offers family friendly events and eyecatching attractions. I plan on going back soon.  more »
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  • Excellent place to visit, all kids will love it...as well as their parents! So many fun hands on things to do here. One of our favorite was trying to build a replica of the arch with blocks. This requires a fairly tall adult as the last few blocks have to go pretty high. We also enjoyed the walkway over the I-64 Interstate. The have speed guns setup so you can see how fast the traffic is going and part of the walkway is glass so you can look straight down at the traffic below...a very odd feeling. There are many optical illusion displays that will really mess with your mind and make everyone laugh. There are so many things to see it is hard to list them all. Worth a visit!!
  • Great free learning center with several floors of exhibits and a planetarium. It is oriented more toward children (as is every Science museum I've ever visited) but was still fun to visit as an adult. It does get very busy here, so plan accordingly. There are movies and planetarium shows you can purchase tickets for, and a concession area. Use the bathroom inside the planetarium - it's the least busy and thus cleanest.
  • Great fun! Great field trips and always great exhibits. They get new exhibits in frequently. Great field trips and staff. The planetarium is so fun but the spend the night thing isn't the best. Overall pretty good. Overpriced food and parking though
  • I was really impressed with the wealth of hands on exhibits and activities. The space exhibits were up to date and fun. My group especially enjoyed the activities on the I-64 pedestrian bridge. We weren't able to see everything on our visit, but due to the free admission I know we will go back again and again.
  • It's definitely a kids place, no doubt about it. There are many intuitive learning devices there for children to learn a wide range of higher-level science ideas. High schoolers can also enjoy it too, you just need to know where to look. Also, best story every. On the "move the ball with your mind challenge" my dad makes the reader out with both types of brain waves and lost almost instantly... I think he's kinda stressed out.
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