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Saint Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
+1 314-289-4400
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Decent Place, Free and Therefore BUSY

The Saint Louis Science Center seems like it would be a great place for kids and families... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Warner S
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West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
King Tut Exhibit

Just yesterday my granddaughters and I visited the King Tut exhibit. we were given guide phones at... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Patrick O
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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With the mission "to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning", the Saint Louis Science Center is one of the top five science centers in the United States, and has been named one of the Top 10 Science Centers for Families by Parents Magazine and one of America's most visited museums by Forbes Traveler Magazine. The complex includes over 96,000 sq-ft of interactive science-technology exhibits that are part of the Science Center's free general admission. The most recent major permanent exhibit is GROW, a one-acre outdoor exhibit that will take visitors on a journey of food, to gain a deeper understanding of our food supply. The Science Center's ticketed areas include the OMNIMAX, a four-story IMAX Dome theater; the James S. McDonnell Planetarium, one of the world's largest planetariums; and the Discovery Room, an activity area for families with younger children.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (118 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Saint Louis Science Center seems like it would be a great place for kids and families. Traveling only with my wife, it left a little to be desired. As admission is free, it was absolutely packed. Considering it was 105 outside and an indoor...More

Thank Warner S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just yesterday my granddaughters and I visited the King Tut exhibit. we were given guide phones at the entrance to the exhibit, which were very useful and informative to you as you moved through the exhibit. Your first stop is a replica of the Rosetta...More

Thank Patrick O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My 2 grandkids had a good time at the Science Center, it's free admission, but 12$ to park, and everything of any significance cost, just preparing you, nice staff, interesting exhibits.

Thank Johno1952
Reviewed 1 week ago

Five kids 6-9 had a blast and would have loved to stay longer. We visited the Gateway Arch earlier (which we loved) and we were not through with our adventure. There is so many great things to do here. So much hands on. We stayed...More

Thank 376elainev
Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction had lots of childeren, of course, which I find irritating, but it's geared to them. But as an adult, and enjoyed it none the less. I especially liked the bridge over I-64, where 10 year-olds can radar check your speed on the interstate.

Thank Gregory W
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Gregory W- We're pleased that you found your inner child and enjoyed your visit! -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really good time at the Science Museum. My ten year old really enjoyed everything. The staff was good for as many people that was there. The facility was clean. We ate lunch at the cafeteria the food was ok, the price was ok...More

Thank Fred E
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Fred E- Thanks for your visit and good comments about our staff, cleanliness and food offerings. We hope to see you again soon. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is a great hands on experience for kids and family. Yet, the only problem is that many exhibits need maintenance. Many of the exhibits appear to be broken and dirty and the building appears old. An example of this is when me and...More

2  Thank snowytravels
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Snowytravels- Thank you for your visit and your generally positive view of our experience. I regret that you say you found exhibits broken and dirty. It would be an easy-out for me to note that over 940,000 pairs of hands get involved with our hundreds...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is great to bring Kids too or perhaps a date. It is even cool to go by yourself. Let your curiosity run wild in this place! The Outdoor exhibit is fantastic and the architecture is awesome. You can't go wrong deciding to pick...More

1  Thank Vance V
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Vance V- All I can say in response to such a glowing review is that I hope you're already a Science Center Member! -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When our children were younger we would go once a year and there was always something new or they really enjoyed the stuff that they had done before! A great experience! A must do!

Thank Ekekla08
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ekekla08- And, as other TA reviewers have pointed out, we offer things of interest for all ages. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 9 year old daughter was excited to see this place. We came and watched the "Extreme Weather" on the Omnimax which was awesome. We then headed over to the planetarium to see all of the NASA items there along with exhibits about space. With...More

Thank stowellb
John W, Manager at Saint Louis Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Stowellb- Thanks for your visit. We're glad you and your daughter had such a good time. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations

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784David_W784
24 June 2017|
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Response from bob k | Reviewed this property |
Public transportation will take you close to the Museum within a block or so. But it would be wise to take a taxi. It will drop you off directly in front of the Museum.
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ELKW
19 February 2017|
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Response from John W | Property representative |
ELKW- The Science Center operates two parking lots. Our main building's controlled surface lot at 5050 Oakland Avenue has space for up to 734 cars, with a charge of $10 per car ($12 per in summer peak time). The lot... More
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240chanas
11 July 2016|
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Response from John W | Property representative |
Children under age 2 are considered kiddos-on-laps and are not charged admission. -John Wharton, Managing Director of Facility Operations
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