March 2015

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02/28/2015 - 9:30am to 03/01/2015 - 4:30pm
 
 
Join us in celebrating National Engineers' Week! Check out formula racing cars, local robotics creations, and other exciting hands-on activities and demonstrations from local engineering companies, colleges and organizations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
03/06/2015 - 6:00pm to 11:30pm
Celebrate all things game related at the March First Friday. Take part in open board game play, live action games and test video games created by local video game developers! 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 episode showing 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.
 
 
03/07/2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
NeuroDay offers a unique opportunity to learn about the human brain and what’s happening with cutting-edge brain research in one convenient location! This full-day expo features free hands-on activities and engaging demonstrations. Plan to explore The Amazing Brain Carnival, created by Washington University grad students in neuroscience, psychology, and biomedical engineering. Come participate in brain games and mental challenges, talk with brain scientists about their exciting work, and hold a real human brain. The Amazing Brain Carnival offers unique, fun experiences for people of all ages! Location: : Lower Level, Saint Louis Science Center Cost: Free
 
 
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03/20/2015 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Nova Nights: The Spring Equinox On March 20, enjoy a date night under the stars of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium and learn about the upcoming the Vernal Equinox marking the start of spring. Your evening will include a live star show, a classic sci-fi film and a cash bar. Humans have long celebrated the Vernal (spring) Equinox as a time of rebirth as it marks the start of the spring season in the Northern hemisphere. Come help us celebrate the start of spring and learn if you can really stand an egg on its end on this day. Learn more about this astronomical event at our March Nova Night in a special presentation of our Live Sky Tonight Planetarium show. After this live star show, enjoy a classic science fiction movie to complete your evening. Your admission to Nova Nights includes: A special presentation of the Live Sky Tonight exploring the Vernal . A classic science fiction movie – Blade Runner (1982) Cash bar Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door Location: James S. McDonnell Planetarium Date and Time: Friday, March 20. Doors open at 6:30pm. Event begins at 7pm. 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. Parking for Nova Nights events is located at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium. Parking is free. To make your evening as comfy as possible, feel free to bring pillows and blankets. A limited number of floor mats will also be available. This is a dark night sky presentation, so it is important to arrive prior to the 7pm event start time.
 
 
03/21/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us for a discussion of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, offered by the Adventures in Medicine and Science program of Saint Louis University School of Medicine using real, human anatomical specimens. This is followed by a hands-on dissection of a pig heart. This is the second of a series of four sessions. Ideal for parents and their children, 5th grade and over. Location: Life Science Lab Classroom, Saint Louis Science Center Cost: $14 ($12 members) per person per session; $52 ($45 members) per person all sessions Reservations are required: Please call 314-289-4439
 
 
03/21/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
The Saint Louis Science Center is continuing its successful partnership 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. At each session, MindSET attendees will learn how engineers use their knowledge of Newton’s Laws, gravity, and strength of materials to create optimal projectile motion and structural design. After covering the engineering design process, attendees will use this knowledge to compete in a design challenge combing both catapults and towers of their own creation. Cost: $5 per person RSVP Required: to reserve your spot contact Pbraasch@slsc.org
 
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03/28/2015 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Show your Coventry/Aetna health insurance member ID card and receive discounts throught the Saint Louis Science Center Location: Saint Louis Science Center Cost: Free general Admission.
 
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