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Admission Package Adults Youth Senior (60+) Union Station Members Buy Tickets
Science City $14* $14** $14* Free
The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 VARIES

*Excludes taxes and fees **12 months and under are free


Tuesday thru Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM


Science City offers many resources and benefits for teachers and educators, including curriculum guides that meet state and federal guidelines, field trips, scholarships and road shows. See our Educators section for more information.


Consider throwing your child's next birthday party at Science City! Our private birthday party options are great for kids who want to explore all of Science City or focus on a discovery area such as DinoLab or the Engineerium. See our Birthdays section for more information.

Group Tickets

For additional information on visiting Science City at Union Station as a group, please visit the Groups page.

We’ve got camping down to a science here at Science City! If you have a group of 50 or more and are interested in an Overnight or Lock-In, please visit here.


Pogo Pass users must redeem their tickets in person at Union Station Ticketing Office on Level B.  

Maps and Directions

Science City is inside Union Station and easy to get to! Click here for a map to get directions.

View a Science City building map here

Parking Info

South Plaza and Triangle Lot

Located on the south side of Union Station, accessible via West Pershing Road.

ATTENTION:  For your convenience, these two parking lots are equipped with Credit Card Payment Kiosks.  Cash is not required nor accepted.  Kiosk instructions display on screen and all major credit/debit cards are accepted.  You may also pay through the “Park Smarter” App, available on Google Play and the App Store.  This option allows you to pay from your phone.  Plus, track and extend your remaining time in the same way.  If you’d rather pay cash for parking, please use our West Yards Garage, conveniently located adjacent to Union Station and accessible via bridge from South Plaza (Kessler Street entrance) or from lower West side accessible via Pershing Road.

0 – 2 Hours $5
2 – 4 Hours $10
4+ Hours $15
No overnight parking

Payments accepted: All major credit/debit cards

West Yards Parking Garage

The Carriage Pavilion Bridge & Pedestrian Walkway to the West Yards Parking Garage is now complete. The bridge entrance is accessible via Kessler Road through the Carriage Pavilion located on the west side of Union Station’s front entrance. The West Yards Parking Garage is a four-level parking garage. It's EV (electric vehicle) ready and has a 7' clearance. The garage is located on the west side of Union Station, also accessible via Broadway Street.

Parking Time Parking Price
30 min -
4 Hours $5
8 Hours $10
Over 8 Hours $12

Payments accepted: Cash, Coins, Visa, Mastercard, Discover

Limited parking is available in front of Union Station. The east side is reserved for Union Station visitors, the west side is reserved for U.S. Post Office patrons. Mid-Con Management Phone (816) 471-3276

Amenities and Transportation

Union Station offers its guests a number of amenities, including assisted listening devices, ATMs, wheelchairs, and a nursing area. For more information, see Guest Amenities

You can of course still hop a train at Union Station, but if you are arriving or leaving by other means--bicycle, taxi, bus--we have all the information you need in Transportation

Weather Notice


Science City’s outdoor science playground, Simple Machines At Play, follows inclement weather policies to ensure the safety of our guests and staff, which is paramount. The outdoor area will close during the following inclement weather conditions:

  • Heat Index above 110 degrees F
  • Temperature below 10 degrees F
  • Any time snow, rain, wind, ice, or other conditions are deemed unsafe
  • Tornado or Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, including lightning strikes within 8 miles

Local weather information and advisories will be monitored via the National Weather Service at