This week I’ve been sharing all about the various field trips we went on while our family was visiting from out of town. It was just one of a few ways I still kept our week educational even though we were busy catching up with our loved ones. One of the field trips we went on was the St. Louis Science Center!
We absolutely LOVE the Science center, and usually end up here more than once a year. My husband is a total Science buff so this is one of his favorite places to visit in St. Louis. Plus, it’s FREE to get in (one of my favorite things about St. Louis! So many free museums!) so we definitely try to take advantage of as much of that as possible.
Our kids favorite exhibit, of course, is the dinosaur section! My girls are obsessed with dinosaurs, so seeing the giant robots, and digging for fossils had them on cloud nine.
The best part of this trip was when one of the workers came out to talk about the dinosaurs with the girls. The poor girl really had no idea what she was getting herself into with my girls and was blown away when they knew the names to every dinosaur she tried to talk about before she could tell them what it was. The woman just kind of looked at us all completely shocked and said “Wow! They really know their stuff!”. “Yep”, I said, “We homeschool”. Ha!
I totally love when that happens!
My personal favorite exhibit is the indoor bridge that goes over highway 55 that connects the old building to the new one. They have these windows in the floors so you can see the cars passing underneath, and you can clock the speed of the cars driving down the highway so you can see who’s speeding and who isn’t. So fun!
One thing you can never forget to do while visiting the science center, is build the Arch! I remember using these blocks when I was a little girl and remember thinking it was almost impossible to do. It would take a whole group of us kids to try to put it all together, and when we would succeed it would feel like the biggest accomplishment! I’m happy to see that some things never change, and that feeling is passed on to my girls as well. It’s so cool to watch them do something you did when you were their age!
Have you ever visited the St. Louis Science Center? Does your city have it’s own science center? If so, what is your favorite exhibit? Comment and share below!