Science City: Fun For All Ages

Imagine a place where you can visit an Astronaut’s living quarters, solve crimes using forensic science, ride a bicycle in the sky, see Earth from space, fly a police helicopter, and power on the lights by walking on a treadmill. What if I told you there was a place that offered all of that, and much more, all in the same building? Science City at Union Station offers fun and educational resources for children and adults of all ages. Conveniently located inside Union Station, Science City is a fun way to enjoy a day right here in the metro.

Travelers who just happen upon Union Station wouldn’t really know what Science City was unless they were looking for it. I think that’s part of the charm in what makes it so fun- it’s like stepping into a secret room full of imaginative activities like Melody Park, the first interactive space you’ll see when you arrive. The three story space has a lot going on and is a place that you could easily spent an entire day enjoying. My husband, two year old daughter, and I went with our friends and their 20 month old daughter and we had a blast.

What I enjoy most about Science City is that there really is something there for everyone. My daughter was able to spend some time playing in Kinderlab, an area specifically for toddlers. They have building blocks, books, and a classroom for groups all within a safe, confined space that you can feel comfortable letting your little one explore. Also on the same floor is their playground and a small animal exhibit which were big hits with our little group. As an adult, I really enjoyed the wind and solar station on the second floor, an interactive area that helps you understand how making sustainable choices (like the wind turbines you can find in rural Kansas) helps to build a brighter future. I was also fascinated by the Science On A Sphere, an incredible way to look at our planet in a whole new way.If you’re looking for a rainy day (or any day) activity to enjoy with your family this spring, I definitely recommend spending some time down at Union City. There is so much to explore and enjoy and you might even learn something along the way.

 In addition to contributing on the iFamilyKC blog, Mom Squad member Holli Ann authors It’s An Ordinary Blog. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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