The St. Louis Science Center uses videos, computers and learning exercises to teach visitors about the wonders of science. ... More
Saint Louis Science Center
The St. Louis Science Center uses videos, computers and learning exercises to teach visitors about the wonders of science. Exhibit themes include outer space, stars, planets, the human body, animals, dinosaurs, gravity, weather, air currents, the earth and architecture. There are occasional science demonstrations, and the discovery room allows guests a place to take part in some hands-on learning. An Omnimax theater with a three-story movie screen shows educational films. Parking is available.
My husband and I went years ago with his daughter. At that time, it was not very crowded and we had a wonderful day visiting all the different areas.
But this visit, with our son, was a different experience. We saw at least 15 buses park front of the science center. That should have been the tip to tell us not to visit, but it was a last day of our vacation and we had been telling our son what a wonderful place to visit it would be. Instead we were unable to get to most of the displays because it was so crowded. We were unable to get anything to eat, because there was no place left to sit. And some of the students on the field trip were playing dodge ball with some of the big building blocks outside the build a dino store. My son was hit in the head twice, with no acknowledgment from the people who hit him. It took us several minutes to make it to the check out in the gift shop once we picked our loot. We had already purchased tickets when we first got to the science center to see some of the shows in the afternoon, but decided we would not be able to enjoy them if any of the students were to be in the same show. We got our money back and left. Don't know if we will go back or not.
My family and I were staying in St. Louis for the weekend. We got up early in the morning on Sunday to get to the Science Center when it opened, so we could have a full day there. We got to the facility at 9:50 AM (their website said they opened on 10:00 AM on Sundays) to find out they don't open till 11:30. I was very disappointed. Also, their parking lot and grounds were littered and not very nice looking. My family and I went to the Botanical gardens (not far away) and had a great time there instead!
Great place for the kids to learn about science. The displays and exhibits are informative and interactive. Check out the connecting bridge over the Interstate 64, and you can use the speed radar to see how fast the vehicles below you are moving. Great fun!
I loved the science Center!! It's a great place for kids and adults! There are many things in science you can explore, including the solar system and weather! They have light shows that go on a couple times, and the Omnimax theater. The theater is a huge imax theater. The movies you see there of course are SCIENCE!!!! One problem is, if you plan to go there, you need money. But, the cost is worth it. I hope you choose to go there next time you visit St. Louis!
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