What's going on at the Science Center during Fair St. Louis?

Headed to Fair St. Louis July 3-5th? If you are, don’t forget to take advantage of the Saint Louis Science Centers extended hours – we’ll be open until 11pm! During these days, we will be offering plenty of things to do to beat the summer heat.

Two great ways to cool down is catching a show in our OMNIMAX Theater or James S. McDonnell Planetarium.  Both these venues offer a great way to sit down and relax for a few minutes during the day’s festivities. We will have OMNIMAX films running all day from 10am to 9pm or you can catch a star show in the James S. McDonnell Planetarium starting at 10:30am with last show at 8:30 pm.

If the kids won’t sit still for a film, make plans to check out our special exhibition, DINOSAURS IN MOTION, with entry times until 9 pm. Here you can experience magnificent life-size and dinosaur-inspired interactive art.

Before the big fireworks show, come on over and check out the stars. We will be having daily Public Telescope Viewings (weather permitting) outside the James S. McDonnell Planetarium starting at dusk (approximately 8:30pm) until 11pm.

Also in conjunction with Fair St. Louis, we will be hosting the free exhibit Rise Above, located in the James S. McDonnell Planetarium parking lot today through July 5th. This traveling exhibit features the original film Rise Above and teaches you about the courage and determination of the Tuskegee Airmen. Be sure to come through and receive your free dog tag souvenir while honoring these brave men.

 For the perfect backdrop to Fair St. Louis, be sure to look up after dark and enjoy the special lighting of the Planetarium. The James S. McDonnell Planetarium will be lit in patriotic-themed light show, including red, white and blue for Independence Day.

 As always parking at 5050 Oakland Avenue will be the regular price of $10.00. Keep in mind there will be no public parking at the Planetarium for the duration of Fair St. Louis.

-Written by Dan, Marketing & Communications

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