October 2014

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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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10/16/2014 - 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.
 
 
 
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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
 
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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.