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Saint Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
+1 314-289-4400
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More than meets the eye

There's a lot of hands on in this museum and you can purchase extras, kids play area, special... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sylvia T
via mobile
King Tut was great - Uncorked was the best!

I went on-line before our trip to reserve tickets for King Tut and saw they were having their... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rosemary L
Cape Canaveral, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“omnimax theater” (45 reviews)
“all ages” (126 reviews)
“discovery room” (31 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
5050 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1460
+1 314-289-4400
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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...More

Thank Sylvia T
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went on-line before our trip to reserve tickets for King Tut and saw they were having their annual Science Uncorked event the Sat we were in town. I bought tickets and we had a blast! Imagine a science centre at night where everyone is...More

Thank Rosemary L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here specifically to see the King Tut Exhibit and were met by a greeter who showed us the way to go. I was worried about getting tickets as the website would never, over a period of many months, let us buy advance tickets...More

Thank Lipadad
Reviewed 6 days ago

headed here on a rainy sunday with family (group of 7) - this muesum has something for everyone. We opted to pay and see the special exhibit on King Tut which was outstanding. We spend about an hour in the King Tut exhibit. They had...More

Thank Mary Jo K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fun all ages especially children. The info on the space program and the Mars explores was especially interesting.

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We use to bring our children here, this time we brought our grandchildren. Ages 6 and 2. Easily spent 3 hours with neither ever being bored. I could repeat what everyone else has shared, instead I just say GO! Great for all ages!

Thank Kona93
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the atmosphere, King Tut Exhibit, and the interactive activities! Great free museum.

Thank Kelsey B
Reviewed 1 week ago

"Who'd a thunk it!" My 16 month-old, granddaughter liked the animatronic dinosaurs so much that she didn't want to leave. I thought she would be scared, but she really enjoyed them. She also enjoyed the variety of learning area exhibits that she could touch, pull,...More

Thank LC95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Science Center is always a great option but that is especially true when you want to entertain your kids and don’t want to spend the day outside. If possible, you must see a movie at the Omnimax.

Thank BeckynAlyssa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is outstanding for a free place! It’s very informative and engaging! The exhibits all work too! Parking is $10. There are gift shops, restaurants, build a bear, and a planetarium.

Thank Devon B
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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.
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
11 July 2016|
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