If the life-size animatronic t-rex doesn’t convince you, then we don’t know what will. The sprawling Science Center has over 700 engaging exhibits as well as both the James S. McDonnell Planetarium and an immersive OMNIMAX theatre.
The Science Center was the hottest ticket in town in the 90s, and while it hasn’t been updated too much since then, it’s still a fun place to visit with the kids. An open floor plan means there’s plenty of space to roam around, even on the center’s more crowded days. With lots of hands-on exhibits, the center turns children–and adults– into explorers and scientists.
The Discovery Room is specially designed for children 1-8, with a water table, shadow theatre, rocket play station and more.
The non-stop variety of the center makes it a win for every member of the family. Little ones will love the hands-on exhibits from the fossil dig site to the life science lab, and older kids will have their minds blown by movies in the mesmerizing OMNIMAX theatre. People of all ages enjoy using the speed guns in the enclosed bridge over the highway to see which cars are breaking the speed limit.The Science Center also caters to the 21+ crowd with events like “Science on Tap” in collaboration with many local microbreweries.
Scientists aren’t chefs. With so many great restaurants in nearby Dogtown and the Central West End, skip the snacks here and save room for a better meal after your visit.ActiveFamilyTouristyExploreKidsArt & CultureCasualEducationalMuseumGood for GroupsUnique