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The Saint Louis Science Center

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The mission of the Saint Louis Science Center is to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning. It is one of the top 10 science centers in the United States, and top 15 world-wide.

The Saint Louis Science Center complex includes: the renowned James S. McDonnell Planetarium, which first opened its doors April 16,1963; a four-story OMNIMAX Theater; the state-of-the-art Boeing Hall; the Life Science Lab, where you may help solve a fake crime; the Fossil Prep Lab, for uncovering real dinosaur bones; and a ride on a Segway Human Transporter. This is the perfect place for family fun.

Simulators provide a five-minute flight ($5).The flight simulators, situated in the “Experience Flight” room within the Planetarium, offer high-tech 3D technology to augment the sensory experience, allowing guests to participate in the thrill of simulated piloting experiences.

Call or see our website for details, special events, and schedules. General admission is free; however, there is a fee for some special activities.

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5050 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

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ADA Fully Compliant
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No Smoking
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ATM Available
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Restaurant On-site
Wi-Fi Available
Wi-Fi Available
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Pets Are Not Allowed
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