DINOSAURS IN MOTION is an amazing blend of science, art and innovation using magnificent, anatomically inspired, recycled life-size metal dinosaur sculptures to engage and educate. Throughout the exhibition, follow artist John Payne’s process, from sketches to sculptures, and discover how he used his talent to create these pieces of interactive art that capture the imagination!

The kinetic life-size sculptures in DINOSAURS IN MOTION reveal art, science and innovation with steel skeletons and exposed mechanics like you’ve never seen before! The most interactive dinosaur exhibition to ever tour engages with:

Art: Sketch, draw and sculpt to explore your inner creativity!

Science: Learn kinetics, biomechanics and robotics while moving the dinosaurs with pulleys, levers and remote controls!

Innovation: Observe and experiment with your own prehistoric, recycled creations!

Visit our calendar to learn more about Creative Saturdays in DINOSAURS IN MOTION. 

More information about DINOSAURS IN MOTION can be found here.

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Book a field trip to DINOSAURS IN MOTION! Special discounts apply for school groups visiting this exhibition.

For more information about group visits, please visit our Group Pricing page for more information about group trips. 

  • Tickets
  • Low Sensory Days
  • Sponsors and Partners
Member Adults: $6
Non-member Adults: $12
Member Children: $5 Non-member Children: $10
College Students with ID:   $10    
Members of the military:   $8

School/Camp Group Rate: $8 per child. To make reservations, call 314.289.4424.

On certain dates and times, the Science Center will offer Low Sensory Days in the DINOSAURS IN MOTION exhibition. During these times, the exhibition will have regular room lighting (not theatrical or strobe lighting) and the sounds on all videos and the dinosaurs will be off or very low. Please note, the dinosaurs in the exhibition make noise just from their movement, so the exhibition cannot be completely quiet. Those buying tickets at these times will be alerted to the exhibition conditions. 

Low Sensory Dates (10 - 11am):

June 4
June 18
July 2
July 16
August 6
August 20




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