I imagine it’s especially worth visiting if you have kids. No terribly different from the science museums in all the other big cities in the US—interactive (which to me means kinda germy), noisy, and wide-ranging in sub matter—except that it’s FREE. Even parking is free. That’s one magical thing about St. Louis: all you really need to go to a museum is a shirt and some shoes.
If you’re an adult don’t miss: 1) Gorbachev in the visual illusions area (you’ll see what I mean—can’t fig out whether it’s a political statement or no) 2) The chance to shoot a radar gun at cars below on 64/40 to see how fast they’re going.
The famous traveling Body Works exhibit starts up in a few weeks at the STL Science Center, so I’ll be going back soon. (That particular exhibit is probably not free, btw.)over 5 years ago