Saint Louis Science Center, Saint Louis

4.4
#2 of 8 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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  • Lots of fun! Many different areas to explore. Fun for all ages. Special exhibits available at extra cost, but worth it! A couple of gift shops with friendly, attentive & informative staff. A food court area offering snacks to full meals. Bathrooms were clean enough. Laboratory area where patrons can view live animals & learn about different parts of the body. Beautiful fish tank!
  • There's a lot of hands on in this museum and you can purchase extras, kids play area, special exhibit, planetarium. We just went with free and enjoy 3 hours of walking through the museum, which is dated and has lots of unused space. Step outside back to the new farm exhibit, there's some fun finds outside and in the new building. Talk a walk across the highway bridge and walk into spaceship feel to the planetarium. Definitely better for elementary age and older. Free museum, pay for parking.
  • Our family have been members for three years. It is worth it for the Discovery room alone. Our kids love all the activities in the room but especially the Space Station play structure. 45 minutes is plenty of time. We also enjoy the new STEM area and the interactive Farm center.
  • I went on First Friday's which is the first Friday each month. They have a theme for each month, mine was Doctor Who. They have free parking and free movies from 6 to 9 pm. Area places come and sell theme related materials and art. They host talks and shows around the theme. Lots of people were wearing costumes and Dr. Who gear. I had a really nice time the staff was plentiful and very helpful.
  • This is a very educational and amazing place for kids of all ages. I enjoy it just as much as my children. The entrance is free, however there are a few attractions that cost money but are very reasonable in price and worth it. We have been several times and still haven't seen everything and learn so much more everytime we go back.

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