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A Fun Visit to St. Louis Science Center and IMAX Theatre

Updated on October 30, 2010

I was pleasantly surprised as soon as I entered in to St. LouisScienceCenter. When you enter the St. Louis science center, you observe a rolling ball sculpture which was scientifically designed with all the bells and whistles. After the ball settles at the end of the rolling sculpture, a chained gear lifts the ball slowly to the top and sets the ball in motion again. It is definitely fun to watch the ball moving along different hurdles. If you have kids visiting the science museum, they will definitely have a great time. Everything they have there is sure stopper for kids and makes them involves completely.

When we moved little further, we found a lower level where two big dinosaurs were located at the center of the floor. I think this was one of the major attractions at the science center. It was equally entertaining for children and adults. One dinosaur was standing with an occasional roar moving its head and small front legs. The other one was sleeping with little scratches on the body. They looked pretty real and huge. You can see the stomach of sleeping dinosaur going and up and down while breathing as if it's a real one.

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There were many activities for kids. Kids can interact and experience the physical objects, materials and equipment etc. Science center employees were available to explain and engage the kids with different activities. One activity for kids I had observed was, there were small flat wooded pieces placed in a square shape on a flat surface. There was another triangular shape next to the square shape. Kids have to arrange the wooden pieces from square shape in to triangular shape. Exercises like this makes children think logically and keeps their brain sharp. There was no fee to enter in to the science center, but you need to buy tickets to watch some shows. One of those shows was a movie in IMAX theatre (they call it Omnimax).

The movie in the IMAX was really an amazing experience. I had watched a movie in IMAX theatre earlier but this IMAX theatre was different. It was in a globe shape. While watching the movie, it seemed like the picture was everywhere. If you never been to the IMAX theater, it would be really a great experience. We watched a movie called 'Under the Sea'. I was completely astonished by the life under the water. I think there are more wonders & surprises under the water than on earth. But unfortunately we cannot witness it (except some glimpses through movies like under the sea). It was fascinating to learn about various creatures under the sea, how they live and their living habits.

St. Louis science museum is great place to spend time with your kids (or just by yourself). We had wonderful time visiting the science museum and watching a movie in IMAX theatre.

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