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Science City, Kansas City

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#3 of 17 in Childrens Museums in Missouri
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Science City at Union Station is a family-friendly interactive science center that features traveling exhibitions, The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium, City Extreme Screen theatre, and more than 120 hands-on displays. It is located inside Union Station at 30 West Pershing Road in Kansas City, Missouri.

It was the main feature in the bi-state renovation vote of 1997. It was part of a renovation plan for Union Station after being closed for a short period of time when Trizec, a Canadian redevelopment firm had failed to redevelop the station. It opened in November 1999.

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  • I was especially impressed by the planetarium, the Mister E. Hotel, the bike on the tightrope, and the animal exhibit. There is even a special area for children zero-to-3 years old. 
    I was especially impressed by the planetarium, the Mister E. Hotel, the bike on the tightrope, and the animal exhibit. There is even a special area for children zero-to-3 years old.  more »
  • Beautiful location for such a fun event. The old architecture of Union Station is a wonderful backdrop to showcase all Science City has to offer. 
    Beautiful location for such a fun event. The old architecture of Union Station is a wonderful backdrop to showcase all Science City has to offer.  more »
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  • Wow! What a gem of a place. Kudos to the exhibit creators. Children of all ages & adults alike will find something amazing and interesting to see and learn about. Many reviews say 2 hours is enough - but you can easily spend 4+ hours, especially if you purchase a combo pass to include the planetarium. There were so many learning stations, sky bike, small animal exhibit, painting area, sand area, etc. I would highly recommend! We had 4 kids ages 5, 6, 7, & 10 with us and they all agreed this was a 5 star experience! Finally all staff members were friendly and interacted with the kids.
  • AMAZING!!!! This place has everything. My kids are 9 and 11 and had an absolute blast. Really interesting and fun things to do everywhere, and on top of that lots of learning. Even adults had a blast!! And an added bonus is that the place is super clean. A must for families!

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