May 2016

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05/07/2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Ever wonder about the mysterious lives of dinosaurs? Wonder no more! Join us as we explore the mysterious lives of dinosaurs. Discover how dinosaurs ate, learn about dinosaur anatomy, and examine real fossils. Plus, make your own cast of a real dinosaur tooth! The program is fun for kids, families and adults. Tickets are $7 per person ($5 for members) and space is limited so be sure to get tickets today! Date: 1st Saturday of every month in 2016 Time: 1-2pm Location: Dana Brown Fossil Prep Lab on Lower Level *This program is designed for children ages 5+ accompanied by an adult One adult per four children is required. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 314.289.4424.
 
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05/09/2016 -
9:30am to 12:45pm
On Monday, May 9, 2016 Mercury will transit, or visibly cross, our Sun. Come join us safe solar observing fun at the McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park, as we follow the Transit from start to finish. Stick around and learn what causes events like transits and eclipses with a Planetarium Show in the Planetarium or chat with one of our Planetarium Educators. What: Save solar observation of the Transit of Mercury across the Sun When: Monday, May 9, 2016 from 9:30 AM until 12:45 PM Where: Outside the James S. McDonnell Planetarium at the Saint Louis Science Center Who: All ages are welcome to attend
 
 
 
 
 
 
05/14/2016 -
9:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday 14 May is Astronomy Day. Come spend the day learning all about our universe at the Saint Louis Science Center's James S. McDonnell Planetarium through special activities and our popular Planetarium Shows with our educators and partners!
 
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05/22/2016 -
6:30pm to 11:00pm
Calling all Marsophiles! Come join us at the McDonnell Planetarium after hours to celebrate the Opposition of Mars! What is the Opposition of Mars? It is when Mars is opposite from the Sun in the sky causing perigee, or the closest pass of Mars to the Earth. This is an optimal time for viewing Mars with your own eye or with optical aids. Join us in the Planetarium for two special Planetarium Shows (tickets are $6 for Adults, $5 for Children and Seniors, and Free for Members): 7PM Live Sky: Mission Mars 8PM Live Sky Tonight Then check out the stars and planets in the real night sky through telescopes (weather permitting) with our Planetarium Educators and community partners from the Saint Louis Astronomical Society until 11PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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