Science City in Kansas City is a place where people are encouraged to open their minds and have a “push the button” attitude. The largest collection of real-life mummies ever to be put on display is available to for viewing at the Mummies of the World Exhibition. The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium is located inside a 60-foot dome and offers a mesmerizing high-definition look of the stars and beyond.
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In addition to several space-themed events, there are Dinosaurs at Dusk: the Origins of Flight; Magic Tree House: Space Mission; One World, One Sky;and Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter.
There is also a whole host of laser shows, which will bring your imagination to life while keeping both old and young thoroughly entertained.
Dinolab and Digsite
For those younger ones who love everything T-rex, the Dinolab and Digsite will keep them entertained for hours on end,allowing them to explore with their hands and minds as they unearth dinosaur fossils and prehistoric artifacts. They also get an opportunity to learn about the discovery, restoration, and preservation of dinosaur-related materials.
Test Kitchen at Science City
The test kitchen allows you and your children to indulge in a little bit of cooking with chemistry. Here, visitors can not only experiment with foods, but also understand just why popcorn pops, cola fizzes, and ice-cream melts. The test kitchen is currently also running a program for little ones, encouraging them to not only eat vegetables, but also enjoy them as a delicious and nutritious addition. The Eat Your Vegetables program aims to explore the levels of sugar, starch, fat, and carbohydrates contained in everyday food.
Mummies of the World Exhibition
These mummies come from Africa, Egypt, South America, and Europe, dating back over 4,500 years. Marvel at the preservation techniques used to keep the mummies in a pristine condition and discover what life was like for them at the time of their life and death.
No matter how big or small your children are, they will be united in experimentation, fun, and learning by the more than 50 interactive parts of Science City.
Mummies of the World Exhibition Admission and Opening Times
Admission is $19.95 for adults and $15.95 for children aged 3-12.There is an additional $1 preservation fee.
Science City Admission and Opening Times
General admission is $13.25, while Union Station Members may enter for free.
General admission to the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium is $7, while it is $2.50 for Union Station Members. Shows run from 9:30am and continue until midnight.
30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108, Phone: 816-460-2020