April 2013

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04/05/2013 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Geek out on the first Friday of every month with the Saint Louis Science Center! First Fridays are adult nights and this April we have a great lineup for you! Take part in team trivia, a Science Cafe about searching for life in the Universe, a free scifi movie at 10pm, and tons of fun and free activities in the Planetarium! Trivia round themes and the free 10pm scifi movie will be announced on Facebook.
 
 
04/06/2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Celebrate scouting with two full days of programs especially for Girl Scouts! Girl Scouts from any council and/or district are welcome and eligible for additional discounts. Visit the Scouting Programs page for more information.
 
 
04/06/2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ever wonder what dinosaurs ate for dinner? Join Science Center staff as we explore dinosaur dinner menus and how dino teeth adapted for specific meals. You will even make your own cast of a real dinosaur tooth! Call 314.289.4400 to make a reservation. Location: Lower Level – Dana Brown Fossil Prep Lab & Dig Site
 
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04/07/2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Celebrate scouting with two full days of programs especially for Girl Scouts! Girl Scouts from any council and/or district are welcome and eligible for additional discounts. Visit the Scouting Programs page for more information.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
04/13/2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Be part of the opening of the new 50th anniversary exhibition in the Lobby of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium and enjoy demonstrations and activities for all ages and levels of interest in astronomy.
 
 
04/13/2013 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Enhance your Flight of the Butterflies experience by joining us in the Life Science Lab Classroom, select Saturdays from 1-1:30pm! All ages have fun through play as we portray the life cycle and unique characteristics of butterflies in this informal classroom experience! Location: Life Science Lab Classroom Cost: $5 per person ($4 for members) Reservations: Call 314.289.4400. Space is limited.
 
 
04/13/2013 - 4:30pm to 5:15pm
One of only four in North America, the Carl Zeiss Mark IX Universarium is the world's best optical analogue Planetarium projection system. Take this "behind the scenes" tour and you will learn all about how this system works, what it is capable of and what makes it so unique. You will even be able to get your hands on the controls! Space is limited. For reservations call 314-289-4400. Families welcome. Cost: $10
 
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04/14/2013 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Be part of the opening of the new 50th anniversary exhibition in the Lobby of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium and enjoy demonstrations and activities for all ages and levels of interest in astronomy.
 
 
04/15/2013 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
In 1977, NASA launched two Voyager spacecraft into outer space, each containing a gold record with sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. Join the Strings of Arda, a small ensemble of the Saint Louis Symphony, as they perform selections of music featured on these records. The program will also include some of the cultural sounds from the records.
 
 
04/16/2013 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Charles Schweighauser, the first director of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium and Professor Emeritus of Astronomy/Physics, University of Illinois at Springfield, will highlight key astronomical discoveries that have taken place during the 50 years since the Planetarium opened in 1963. Professor Schweighauser will describe what we have learned about the electromagnetic spectrum and dark energy, the discovery of nearby extra-Solar system planets, the search for planets with conditions appropriate for life, and the dramatic evolution of astronomical practices. Location: James S. McDonnell Planetarium Admission: Free, but space is limited. Call 314.289.4424 to reserve your seat.
 
 
 
 
 
04/20/2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Join the Saint Louis Science Center and members of the St. Louis Astronomical Society for fun astronomy activities. Learn about telescopes and how you can begin observing on your own. If the weather permits, we will do Solar observing near the Planetarium entrance during the day. In the evening, we will observe the night sky on Archery Field, adjacent to the Planetarium parking lot. There will be a Public Telescope Viewing in the evening from 7 to 10pm Location: James S. McDonnell Planetarium
 
 
04/20/2013 - 4:30pm to 5:15pm
One of only four in North America, the Carl Zeiss Mark IX Universarium is the world's best optical analogue Planetarium projection system. Take this "behind the scenes" tour and you will learn all about how this system works, what it is capable of and what makes it so unique. You will even be able to get your hands on the controls! Space is limited. For reservations call 314-289-4400. Families welcome. Cost: $10
 
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04/26/2013 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Location: Throughout the Science Center & Planetarium Students in the Professional Program at St. Louis College of Pharmacy will be displaying posters and discussing how individuals can find high-quality information related to health and wellness via news media, social media and websites. Topics range from pregnancy to Restless Leg Syndrome to diabetes to Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Maps will be provided to help visitors know where to find different topics of interest.
 
 
04/27/2013 - 3:00pm to 11:00pm
The Saint Louis Science Center will be closing to the public at 3pm today (4/27/13) in preparation for the private FIRST Robotics Friendship Day celebration.
 
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04/29/2013 - 10:00am to 11:00am
 
 
04/30/2013 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Come join the St. Louis Science Center's Teen Science Cafe Program for Emergency Room Medicine with Dr. Jason Wagner from Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Wagner will lead an interactive discussion describing his experience as an ER doctor. Then he and his team of ER Residents will bring the latest in ER Technology, leading hands-on demonstrations of the tools and technology they use to train real medical students. Due to the highly interactive nature of this event, we can only have 60 teens attend, so advanced registration is required. Please sign up here