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Science City at Union Station

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Address: 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108-2410
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+1 816-460-2020

See how astronauts train for space missions or discover the chemistry...

See how astronauts train for space missions or discover the chemistry behind some of your favorite beverages. Kids and adults alike will be entertained for hours at this center dedicated to showing how science is a part of our everyday lives.

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Well worth taking you chi,Daren from age 8 to 16, very fun and informative. Decent entry fees. The hands on displays are fun, other displays are well done and informative,

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michael S
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Union Station was a nice looking train station, couple of the exhibits were closed when I went (planetarium, train museum) but did get to see the "Pompeii" exhibit which was a cool story of the city of Pompeii pre and post Volcanic eruption! It was a bit pricey (23$ on a weekend) but I would recommend it if you like... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth taking you chi,Daren from age 8 to 16, very fun and informative. Decent entry fees. The hands on displays are fun, other displays are well done and informative,

Thank Michael S
Kaysville, Utah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely one of the better science museums that I've been to. Lots of interactive activities for the grand-kids and a few that really sparked my imagination. They especially liked th water exhibit.

Thank Jon C
Cameron, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a MUST VISIT for kindergarten through 4th graders and greatly enjoyable for a wider age range. Such a great variety of learning and fun activities. Lets all know what great fun science can be....or simply what great fun Science City is. Accommodating staff. A permanent jewel in Union Station. Loads of parking. Union Station is within easy driving... More 

Thank SammiraeR
Hays, Kansas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overview: We have taken our grandchildren here many times in the last couple of years, and each time, they seem to find something new that catches their interest. Pros: Kid friendly, Lots of activities to keep them busy, safe environment, friendly and helpful staff. Cons: Parking can be expensive in that area if you can't find any free public parking.... More 

Thank John K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set in and next to the restored union station this is in a great spot. Spend at least part of your day here next time you are in KC with the family. Multiple levels, activities for all ages and interesting enough that mom and dad don't go crazy. The climb-through tree house and the bike-ride on a cable are two... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My children really enjoyed seeing and doing the activities there. I feel that $50 (2 adults and 2 children)for about 2 hours was a bit excessive. It is a nice place where the kids had fun but I'm not sure we will return if we are in the area.

Thank Bonesandhisgirls
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Science City is fun for all ages. The parents and grand-parents appear to be having as much fun as the kids as all interact with the exhibits. The varied offerings make it likely that everyone can find more than one fun thing to do and come back to. Even at times of high attendance, the line to try experiments has... More 

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Maineville, Ohio
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This place was amazing for our young kids. (2, 4 and 6). They had so much fun. Even if we didn't read everything the interactions and science experiments were so fun. They literally could not stop going from one thing to the next. We visited on a Thursday and it wasn't very crowded so it was perfect. They had the... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Lots of stuff for kids to enjoy, and most of it has at least some educational value. Our 5 year-old played for nearly two hours and was never bored.

Thank Travis C

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