Saint Louis Science Center, Saint Louis
Categories: Science Museums, Museums
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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Great! Especially for a free attraction! We spent about 2 hours visiting. We went on a rainy day, it was nice to have some where to go.
With some time on our hands we Googled free things to do in the St Louis area and the science center popped up so we decided what better way to entertain the kids on the cheap This place is well worth... read more »
4 kids in grades 2nd through 5th were thoroughly engaged in the wonderful (and free) museum. We especially enjoyed the hands on science experiments and impressive demonstrations.
Having visited a number of Science Centers around the country, we can confidently put this one on the top three. The addition of the Grow exhibit truly makes this stand out. Other science centers we've visited are truly urban focused. I'm a city boy and getting to sit in a Combine Harvester and then have them start it up made my whole day. The Maker Workshop is another area you can easily spend a lot of time in. My daughter and I had so much fun competing against each other to see who could design the fastest wind sail. The best thing - admission is FREE! Yes, there are extra charges for IMAX and they nab you for parking at the end - but you gotta love a bargain and this is such a great place to spend the day with your family.
Fantastic museum for kids. Free is a huge plus. Planetarium is cheap but very informative. Shows typically pertain to current space events. Awesome dinosaur exhibits and many interactive stations for children.
J M Butler
The only thing keeping them from 5 stars is the abysmal seating in the Planetarium. Your choices are: a regular hard plastic chair in which you get a neck crap within 5 minutes, or a kindergarten mat to lay on the floor. We were so miserable we had to leave 10 minutes into the show for a refund. Such a disappointment to have such a great Planetarium and then ruin it with cheap seating so that it may be "more easily removed for weddings." The staff begged me to write a letter about the situation as they know how bad it is.
Omg..omg omg had so much fun...great place to spend the day...parking is 12$ entrance is free..but if you want to do imax planetarium and flight simulator u pay xtra..would go back if ever in St-Louis...
How can you not love this place?! The new Grow exhibit is pretty cool, also a new snack and booze area is setup outside with the exhibit. Prices are a little high for a beer, but still great to see things like that for adults.
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