Saint Louis Science Center, Saint Louis

#1 of 16 in Childrens Museums in Missouri
Science Museum · Museum
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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  • We like these types of museums as there is usually something for adults as well. Effectively, this museum is free, save for the parking fee. There was a mummy exhibit that required an additional...  more »
  • This place was amazing! I have an 11 and a 4-year-old! They both LOVED this place (who am I kidding, we parents enjoyed it, too)! It was a wonderful surprise. We were in town for Six Flags, but...  more »
  • 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.

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