Science City

30 W. Pershing Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64108- Map It
(816) 460-2020

AAA Editor Notes

Science City is in Union Station at 30 W. Pershing Rd. Its 80,000 square feet are full of interactive exhibits, including Science on a Sphere, a huge dome-shaped room in which a 7-foot sphere, suspended in the center, features global images, planetary data and earth science programs. The Unplugged energy exhibit comes courtesy of a schools “Battle of the Brains” contest. There's also an animal and nature center, a crime lab, a bicycle suspended 30 feet above ground and more than 50 hands-on interactive areas. The DinoLab offers a behind-the-scenes look inside a working lab where a paleontologist prepares real dinosaur fossils for exhibition.
Union Station building free. Science City $13.50; $11.50 (ages 2-12).
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-5 (also Mon. 10-5, June-Aug.), Sun. noon-5. Closed for one week in Sept. for annual maintenance. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.