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Science City

Science City in Kansas City, Missouri, is a playground where education and fun go hand-in-hand and curiosity is one’s guide. The comprehensive museum is housed in Union Station, a fully restored 1914 landmark. Science City features more than 50 interactive areas, providing hands-on fun and simulated real-time scenarios. The Astronaut Training Center, for example, provides visitors a feel for the training sessions that an astronaut undergoes; in the Challenger section, a mock Mars mission tests participants' nerves in a simulated space flight. In the Test Kitchen, one can discover the chemistry behind the preparation of great food. The Nature Center guides one through the diversity of the animal kingdom; the Crime Lab provides a rare insight into the latest forensic techniques; and at the Media Center, one can be a real-time reporter typing up headlines at the Science City Star office. The aforementioned activities constitute just a sneak peek at a few of the interactive areas that constitute Science City. Each of the diverse sections has been creatively designed so that it touches young minds and evokes their inherent curiosity, thereby inspiring them to look at science in a way they may not have done before. A tour through its innovative and comprehensive sections educates one of the role science plays in everyday life.