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.
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.
10/16/2014 - 10:15am
We all must get better prepared for major earthquakes, and practice how to protect ourselves when they happen. The purpose of the ShakeOut is to help people and organizations do both. You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes: at home, at work, at school or even on vacation. The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes: "Drop, Cover and Hold On." The ShakeOut has also been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries. The Central U.S. ShakeOut Drill is scheduled for 10:16 a.m. on October 16, 2014. This means that wherever you are at that moment—at home, at work, at school, anywhere—you should Drop, Cover, and Hold On as if there were a major earthquake occurring at that very moment, and stay in this position for at least 60 seconds. There will not be any freeway closures, power outages, or other simulated effects of the hypothetical earthquake, unless your local government or utility company specifically notifies you about something of this nature. The ShakeOut is not something you need to leave work to participate in—in fact, participating at work is encouraged! Businesses, organizations, schools, and government agencies can register and have their employees practice Drop, Cover, and Hold On or have a more extensive emergency drill. The main goal of the ShakeOut is to get everyone prepared for major earthquakes, so use the ShakeOut as an opportunity to learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake. Visit this website for tips on how to prepare, protect, and recover. Anyone can participate, from a single individual at their home to a major company at the office. Talk to your coworkers, neighbors and friends about the ShakeOut and encourage their participation. Sign up for free at ShakeOut.org to be counted in the ShakeOut Drill, get email updates, and more.
10/25/2014 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
SOLD OUT! Thanks for helping us make this a very successful event! Join us for a day full of game creation and playing fun! On Saturday, October 25 from 9:30am-3:30pm, Pixel Press is hosting a free game jam for ages 6-14. At the Pixel Press Fall Game Jam, your child will enjoy the experience of creating video games using the Pixel Press Floors app and competing in groups for a number of prizes for best games created, most challenging game, and most creative game. Space is limited, so reservations are required.
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
10/30/2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
October 30, 2014 from 5 to 8pm! Halloween gets spooky at the Saint Louis Science Center’s first annual Science Spooktacular! Bring your little ghouls, goblins, astronauts and dinosaurs to our Halloween event and let them get hands-on with spell-binding science. Explore the science of boo-ology, get spooked in our Haunted Lab and enjoy a family-friendly Halloween event on October 30. Make your own slimy creation – oobleck! See pumpkins go splat from the highest floor of the Science Center. Observe the moon at our telescope viewings, and much more! General admission to this event is free. Additional fees apply for some spooky programming. We encourage you and your family to come in costume. We ask that visitors over 12 years of age please leave their masks at home. No weapons are allowed on the Saint Louis Science Center premise.
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.