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Saint Louis Science Center, Saint Louis

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Science Museum Museum
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Saint Louis Science Center by using our Saint Louis itinerary builder.
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  • 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 fo...  more »
  • 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 the...  more »
  • 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-...  more »
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  • It is free which is really good. However I feel like a lot of the exhibits are fairly dated. It was still a lot of fun, but I think you could do it all in just a couple hours. That being said there are cool additional things you can do like the planetarium, there is usually a exhibit when I went there was King Tut, and the dinosaur section is always really nice as well. Overall it is great to make a day out of Forest Park in general going first to the zoo and then to the Science Center. You can do the whole thing on the cheap which makes this an incredible bargain and your kids will love it.
  • Enjoyed the excellent space exploration exhibits. Went straight to the King Tut exhibition. It was a breathtaking experience. The commentaries were great. Though the exhibits were clearly mentioned as copies, it was difficult to believe. Every exhibit deserved a close observation. Plan to spend over 3 hours, if you really want to enjoy this exhibition and following the history.
  • The Science Center has always been a fun and educational place to take your kids. But you never know, you may just learn something yourself as an adult! I've been going there for years and learn something new every time I step foot into the building. And I love how the place is set up!
  • The educational mission of the Science Center is a great benefit to the community. The movie theater is a must see for content and comfy seating. The Makerspace is awesome and different every time. There is always a new exhibit going up. The staff is helpful and always pleasant. For a free event each month, bring the family out to First Fridays and see a fun themed event.
  • It's an awesome museum and best of all, it's free! There are a few activities inside that require you to pay but there is so much you can do for free. They also have a movie theater, a simulator, a restaurant, a snack area, and gift stores. They have a build a bear located in the basement near the dinosaur exhibit inside the museum. It is a wonderful place to go with family. Safe and accesible for people of all ages and ability. Lots of great things to see and do. Best of all its educational. The kids play, learn, and grow.