Saint Louis Science Center, Saint Louis

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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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  • The center has a $10 parking lot. The science center has free admission. It is a typical science center with numerous hands on exhibits, but it also has several learning labs. It is quite spacious...  more »
  • Both the science center and planetarium are connected and free. Simple, it was something to do. Your kids would enjoy it. We watched a documentary on bears in the Imax theater which was amazing...  more »
  • We stopped here to pass some time before our scheduled appointment at The Arch. We were Mom, Dad, two 18-year old-boys, and a 13-year old boy. The boys are a bit of science geeks, so we thought we...  more »
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  • This science center was designed so well. It's amazing! There are so many different rooms and exhibits. We loved the room for kids to explore and the space exhibits. The game room was amazing! It showcased many different games and systems. There are food options and bathrooms spread throughout the museum. The parking is free for members. Easy drop off and pickup lane.
  • Amazing place. You can even save on parking by the planetarium. It is free but it well worth seeing it from the other side. The staff is super helpful and there is a lot of things for the kids to see. Well worth a visit.
  • The St. Louis Science Center was a great place to go. We went for the Pompeii exhibit and loved it. They did such a great job of telling the story of Pompeii from culture, daily life and history. The visuals and artifacts were all amazing. Well worth the fee to enter the exhibit as artifacts are on loan from Naples, Italy. We did see some other parts of the building that were geared more for kids. Its right off the freeway and parking was easy to get in and out. Fun place to bring your kids As they did have activities for all ages. You can spend at least half a day going through the other things on display.
  • This is such a fun place! It is amazing exploring the different plate boundaries, fossils, earthquakes, motions, and such! I enjoyed the Apollo exhibit! It was so cool seeing the models and the Mars rover too! The planetarium is amazing! I love the science center!
  • This is an amazing museum. To top it off it is free!! Free!! There are adventurous simulators with its unique experience. There are interactive games activities which is a fun for all ages. There are also various interesting exhibits. I would absolutely recommend this museum when visiting St Louis Missouri.

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