October 2014

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10/03/2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Made with Code Parties at the Saint Louis Science Center! What can a young woman do with code? Literally anything! Coding and computing skills provide a foundation in problem solving, creativity, and communication skills that will help a young women succeed and stay competitive in whatever she chooses to do. Young women, ages 12 to 17, in the St. Louis area will get a basic introduction to coding by attending a Made with Code Party this fall at the Saint Louis Science Center. Funded by Google and Girls Inc., these parties are a collaboration between the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the Saint Louis Science Center. For more information about Made with Code, visit https://www.madewithcode.com/ Where: Saint Louis Science Center, AB Classroom (Main Building, Lower Level) When: Choose one of these dates that works best for you! 3 to 5pm: Sunday, September 21 (Come early and attend the Electric Vehicle Show.) 5 to 7pm: Friday, October 3 (Stay to attend First Friday: What Makes a Monster.) 5 to 7pm: Friday, November 7 (Stay to attend First Friday: The Science of Sherlock Holmes.) 5 to 7pm: Friday, December 5 (Stay to attend First Friday: Battlestar Galactica – So Say We All.) Cost: Free! Space is limited -- sign up today! To make reservations, call 314.289.4424.
 
 
10/03/2014 - 6:00pm to 11:30pm
What Makes a Monster? Geek out on the first Friday of every month! Learn the real science behind science fiction at our First Fridays events! October's theme is What Makes a Monster, This month will feature free hands-on activities and will culminate with a free 10pm screening of a classic monster move in the OMNIMAX® Theater. First Friday favorites like public telescope viewings, scifi trivia and special prices for OMNIMAX® films are a staple at every event. Tickets for the free 10pm show are available starting at 6pm on the evening of the First Friday event and are distributed on a first come, first served basis. First Friday activities such as our presentations, sci-fi trivia, 10pm sci-fi film, etc. are primarily designed for adults and recommended for audiences 16 years and older. Our public telescope viewings and free 7pm Planetarium show are recommended for all ages.
 
 
10/04/2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
The Saint Louis Science Center is excited to partner with Tau Beta Pi- a national Engineering Honors Society to provide STEM Engineering based programs for children grades 3-6. MindSET is a national initiative led by Tau Beta Pi to help K-12 students get interested in STEM careers by organizing a variety of programs that are both fun and educational. Using engineering concepts, attendees at MindSET sessions will learn about various types of unmanned spacecraft and the design processes that are used to build them. Participants will then have the opportunity to design, build and test their very own spacecraft! September 13 (10am – 12pm) October 4 (10am – 12pm) November 1 (10am – 12pm) Cost is $5 per person. Space is limited to 30 participants and reservations are required. To make a reservation or for more information, please call 314.289.4439.
 
 
10/04/2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ever wonder what dinosaurs ate for dinner? Join Science Center staff as we explore dinosaur dinner menus and how their teeth were adapted to specific meals. You will even make your own cast of a real dinosaur tooth! Designed for families with children 5 and up.
 
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10/09/2014 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Member Preview: The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes and Mysteries of the Unseen World Come at once! The game is afoot! Join us for Member Night for our latest special exhibition and new film on Thursday, October 9, from 5 - 9pm! The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes brings the legendary detective and Victorian London to life as you try to solve a captivating, original murder mystery. Members will be able to enter the exhibition between 5pm and 8pm at the special Member rate of $13.50 per person. Mysteries of the Unseen World seeks to uncover events that unfold too slowly or too small for human perception. The film will be shown in the OMNIMAX® Theater at 6:30pm and 8pm. For these two showtimes only, no vouchers or Explorer Points are required! Free popcorn and soda (limit one per person) will be available on the second floor near the OMNIMAX. Members can also purchase additional food at EZ Pizza and awesome souvenirs at the exhibition store. Don't forget to show your Membership discount anytime you checkout to receive your 10% discount on food and store purchases! Space is limited, so reservations are required. Please call 314.289.4424 to reserve today! To renew your Membership or make Membership inquiries, please call 314.289.4491.
 
 
 
10/11/2014 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Please join Science Center Staff for this FREE and interactive event. Enjoy a 9am preview of our latest OMNIMAX film, Mysteries of the Unseen World,  and discover the Science Center’s newest special exhibition, The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes. Explore as Science Center Educators showcase educational programs and galleries, and enjoy FREE workshops focusing on different subject areas. Enjoy light refreshments! Reservations required. For more information, please call 314.289.4439.
 
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10/24/2014 - 5:00pm to 10/25/2014 - 10:00am
 
 
On Friday, October 24, spend the night at the Science Center at our Members-only Sherlock Holmes' camp-in! Explore our latest exhibition, The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, after hours and enjoy the rest of the Science Center as well. You and your family can also participate in a special CSI program in the Life Science Lab Classroom. See if you can figure out "whodunit" by analyzing evidence left at the scene of the crime and investigate fingerprints, DNA, chromatography and more. Price is $45 for the entire night. Tickets include the exhibition, CSI program, other activities, pizza dinner, snack and continental breakfast. Check-in begins at 5pm on Friday, October 24 and the camp-in concludes at 10am on Saturday, October 25. Camp-ins are designed for children ages 6 and up, and there must be one chaperone for every five campers under 18. For more information or to make reservations, please call 314.289.4424.
 
 
 
10/25/2014 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Join us for a hands-on experience of the digestive system, offered by the Young Scientist Program of Washington University School of Medicine, using real, human anatomical specimens. This is the third of a series of four sessions. Ideal for parents and their children, 5th grade and over. Click here for more family science program information. Location: Life Science Lab, First Level Saint Louis Science Center Cost: $10 ($8 Members) per person per session $35 ($30 Members) per person for all 4 sessions) Reservations: Call 314.289.4424
 
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10/31/2014 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Nova Nights: Creepy Comets On October 31, grab your friends or your date and enjoy a geeky night out at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium. Enjoy drinks, a classic horror movie (Night of the Living Dead, 1968) and a live star show exploring the real story of some of sci-fi’s favorite villains, comets. Your admission to Nova Nights includes: A special presentation of the Live Sky Tonight featuring the Taurids Meteor Shower A classic science fiction movie - Logan's Run (1976) Cash bar Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door This is a 21 and older event. Seating is limited. Reservations are encouraged. For more information or to purchase your tickets, call 314.289.4424.