October 2013

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10/02/2013 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
The James S. McDonnell Planetarium will be closed today for the Prologue Awards Luncheon where we will be honoring William R. Orthwein, Jr. & Laura R. Orthwein and Emerson for their contributions to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in the St. Louis community. We apologize for the inconvenience. You can still enjoy the 50th Anniversary exhibition located in the Planetarium Lobby and checkout the film SPACE STATION in the OMNIMAX Theater!
 
 
10/02/2013 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
On October 2nd, Members will have the opportunity to attend a private screening of the Science Center’s new OMNIMAX® film, JERUSALEM. Through the unrivaled beauty and visceral nature of the IMAX® experience, JERUSALEM seeks to increase public understanding and appreciation for Jerusalem's historical, spiritual, cultural and artistic uniqueness, as well as highlighting some of the intersections between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Reservations are required as seating is limited! Reservations: Call 314.289.4400 for tickets. Free for Members. No Vouchers Necessary.
 
 
 
10/04/2013 - 6:00pm to 11:45pm
Get a scientific perspective on popular super heroes and discover more about the local comic book scene. Participate in a pop-up museum where you bring the objects! At this First Friday, we invite you to bring an object that represents how you or someone you know is a superhero. More information about the pop-up museum to be posted soon. You can also come dressed as your favorite superhero or supervillain and make your own accessories at our Maker Space. The free 10pm movie of the night will be determined by a Sweet 16 bracket vote!
 
 
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10/12/2013 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
During Engineering Career Day, the Saint Louis Science Center will shine a spotlight on engineering through exciting hands-on activities and demonstrations for the whole family. Engineering Career Day will feature displays and giveaways from local engineering firms, schools and professional societies. Through Engineering Career Day activities, participants will get a glimpse into the types of activities that engineers are involved in that make engineering both fun and rewarding. Engineer Career Day is free.
 
 
10/12/2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Learn the science needed to make an eerie Halloween atmosphere that glows, bubbles and oozes! Experiment with dry ice, polymers, and household products you never knew could glow! Scare up some fun as we show you how to add ghoulish décor to your home and eerie accessories to your costume! From your own homemade fake blood to a bubbling caldron of witch's brew, let us show how haunting science can be. Cost: $10 per person The Family Science series will present monthly workshops (on the second Saturday of every month) open to families and adults that teaches you fun ways to share science at home. Children are encouraged and must be attended by a chaperone at a ratio of 1 adult for every 5 children.
 
 
10/12/2013 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to ‘look up’ and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon. From looking at the Moon with a naked eye to using the most sensitive telescope, every year on the same day people from around the world hold events and activities that celebrate our Moon. Please join the Science Center and the St. Louis Astronomical Society for this worldwide event to observe the first quarter Moon. We will have telescopes set up on the Archery Field adjacent to the Planetarium parking lot from 6:30pm until 10pm (weather permitting). This is a free event.
 
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10/19/2013 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
On Saturday, October 19, families can spend the day exploring paleontology and dinosaurs through demonstrations, real fossils and exciting hands-on activities! You can test your knowledge with a fun game of Dino Bingo and take a closer look at some dino tracks to solve a dinosaur footprint mystery. In addition, our Paleotrek team will unveil their discoveries from their latest trip. This year the team excavated some impressive finds, including a five-foot triceratops frill, a Tyrannosaurus rex toe bone, a hadrosaur tibia and fibula, and a mammoth skull. You will not want to miss seeing all of these! Have you found any fossils in your backyard? Local geologists will also be on site to identify any of your own finds! You will also be able to experience how paleontologists jacket fossils for display when you get the opportunity to place a display jacket on a real bone.
 
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10/26/2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
National Chemistry Week (NCW) is a week long event that encourages chemists and chemistry enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry in their local communities. NCW occurs between October 20 and October 26 this year. On Saturday, October 26, the St. Louis Science Center in collaboration with the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Youth Exploring Science (Y.E.S) program is hosting an event from 11am- 4pm in the main building. This year's event will include activities and demonstrations for all ages and will center around the theme, energy. Businesses, schools, and individuals are invited to participate in this event with the focus on a common goal: To promote the value of chemistry in everyday life.
 
 
10/26/2013 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Come and spend an afternoon with us and medical students and researchers from Washington University Medical School. Learn about human anatomy and physiology, as well as diseases and ways to stay healthy. Each session is limited to 40 participants. Parents must accompany their children (5th grade and older). Click here for more family science program information. Location: Life Science Lab, First Level 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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10/28/2013 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Paleo Preschool is the perfect program for your young learners interested in paleontology! You can choose any or all of the unique and private sessions featuring the Science Center’s dinosaurs. Programs are designed for children ages three to five years old. Tickets are required: $5 per Member adult-child pair and $10 per non-Member adult-child pair. Call 314.289.4400 to make your reservations today!