St. Louis Science Center

St. Louis Science Center

 

 

Our family really enjoyed our visit to the St. Louis Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri. With 3 floors, an outdoor area, and over 700 interactive exhibits, this museum has plenty of activities to keep kids busy and engaged for quite some time.

We have visited several science centers and received free admission because we are ASTC Members. The St. Louis Science Center is on the list of free museums, but actually general admission to the St. Louis Science Center is always free to everyone.

 

St. Louis Science Center’s Exhibits & Attractions

 

St. Louis Science Center

 

 

 

Entrance & The Energizer

St. Louis Science Center

 

St. Louis Science Center

 

Ecology & Environment

This exhibit shows how a tornado forms and features many earthquake exhibits. It also teaches about paleontology and dinosaurs. There are huge dinosaurs and a dig site to dig for dinosaur bones.

St. Louis Science Center

Above: DINOSAURS!

 

 

St. Louis Science Center

Above: Learning about nano

 

Structures

This area has several hands-on, interactive exhibits teaching kids about structures like bridges, skyscrapers, and monuments (like the St. Louis Arch).

 

Sky Bridge over Highway 64/40

St. Louis Science Center

Above: Binoculars on the Sky Bridge

 

St. Louis Science Center

Above:  Watching traffic through plexi-glass circles located throughout the floor of the Sky Bridge

 

St. Louis Science Center

Above: Learning about construction and using machines

 

St. Louis Science Center

Above: Building the St. Louis Arch

 

 

Mission: Mars

The kids could pretend to be engineers at NASA, and program and navigate a rover (the exhibit actually has two rovers – Intrepid and Adventure).

St. Louis Science Center

 

 

 

Experience Energy Exhibit

The kids spent quite a bit of time in this exhibit. There are several interactive stations showing how solar, wind, and coal energy can be converted into electricity. The kids were even able to make their own electrical grid, build their own roller coaster ride, and make their own energy.

 

St. Louis Science Center

 

 

St. Louis Science Center

Above: Kiddos creating their own roller coaster track, and learning about alternate ways to make their own energy.

 

 

St. Louis Science Center

Above: Learning About Energy Conservation & How Roller Coasters Use Energy

 

 

GROW Outdoor Exhibit

This is a beautiful exhibit, and I was so glad we were able to spend some time here before the thunderstorms started. Some of the exhibit is inside, but most of it is located outside. The kids were able to learn about the science behind food – how it grows and how it gets from the farm to our home. They also learned about:

  • Fermentation
  • Milking a mechanical cow
  • How to create an indoor greenhouse
  • Watch a Bumblebee hive
  • Sit in the cab of a combine
  • How to grow plants from seeds

 

St. Louis Science Center

 

St. Louis Science Center

 

St. Louis Science Center

 

St. Louis Science Center

Above: The kids loved getting to pretend to drive this huge combine!

 

 

St. Louis Science Center

Above: Little ones can drive little tractors at a hay bale race track (for a fee). Photo via

 

St. Louis Science Center

Above: Milking a mechanical cow

 

 

St. Louis Science Center

Above: The outdoor water play area was also a big hit.

 

Life Science Lab

Life Science Lab offers hands-on experiments and dissections. The Pacific Coral Reef Aquarium is also located here.

St. Louis Science Center

 

 

St. Louis Science Center

 

St. Louis Science Center //  5050 Oakland Avenue – St. Louis, Missouri 63110  //  314.289.4400

St. Louis Science Center WEBSITE

 

Have you visited the St. Louis Science Center? What was your favorite part?

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