Matching your field trip to your curriculum

Are you looking for something special for your group to do during your visit to the Science Center? From exciting introductions to each gallery, such as our “Kick Start” program, to in-depth, hands-on programs throughout the Science Center, as in “Practical Paleontology”, our Exhibit Based Programs can help get your group excited about learning. Download our 2013 - 2014 Program Guide to view all of the options available.

Our program offerings span all ages, from early childhood programs, such as “A Sense of Me”, to solving a crime in “Examining the Evidence” for middle and high school students, and are great for all types of groups—scouts, schools and more! All of our programs align with both Missouri and Illinois education standards, making them easy to fit into your curriculum. From a 30 minute Ira & Judy Gall Amazing Science Demonstration for up to 100 people, to an in-depth 2 hour robotics program, “Lego MINDSTORMS™ Robotics Adventure - Deluxe Edition”, for 24 students—you are sure to find just the right program for your group.

Bring science to life with experiences your students will remember for a lifetime! A Science Center field trip, complete with a Gallery Program, is a great way to introduce new topics, enhance your classroom curriculum and have fun exploring science!

For more information, or to book a program please call 314.289.4439.

Ecology & Environment Programs

Hidden Power: Energy, Electricity and Efficiency­­­­ — Explore concepts of energy, electricity and efficiency.

Program Length: 1 hour

Cost: $120

Grades: 4-12   Maximum: 35

 

Stream Table Able — Explore how rivers and streams shape the Earth. Experience erosion first-hand and build your own town in the Stream Table exhibit.

Program Length: 1 hour

Cost: $100

Grades: 3-8   Maximum: 35

Paleontology Programs

Inquiry into Paleontology: Preserving the Past Examine different fossils while making observations, forming a hypothesis, collecting data, and logically testing your theory.

Program Length: 1.5 hours

Cost: $100

Grade Level: 5-12

 

Paleo Pieces — Dig into the world of paleontology with this custom built paleo-program (you choose four from our list).

Program Length: 1.5 hours

Cost: $300

Grades: K-5   Maximum: 35

 

Practical Paleontology — Piece together the mysteries of the past through hands-on activities. Learn to identify fossils, piece together dinosaur bones and more.

Program Length: 1 hour

Cost: $150

Grades: 3-8   Maximum: 35

  

Kick Start Gallery Tour

Into Earth’s Past — Work with staff and explore the Fossil Prep Lab.

Program Length: 25 minutes

Cost: $50

Grades: K-Adult   Maximum: 30

Life Science Programs

Body Systems

Body Connections — Explore four body systems (your choice) with our hands-on activities.

Program length: 1 hour

Cost: $120 per group

Grades: 2-6 Maximum: 30 students

 

 

DNA/Genetics

DNA Gene Shorts — Find out about genes and heredity with our menu of activities (you choose four from our list).

Program length: 1 hour

Cost: $120 per group

Grades: 4-12 Maximum: 30 students

 

Examining the Evidence — Use evidence left at the crime scene to solve the case, from fingerprints to DNA.

Program length: 2 hours

Cost: $240 per group

Grades: 5-12 Maximum: 30 students

 

The Biology of The Giver — Connect literature to biology in this program that addresses the major biology themes in The Giver by Lois Lowry.

Program length: 1 hour

Cost: $120 per group

Grades: 4-12 Maximum: 30 students

 

 

Biotechnology

DNA Gene Shorts — Find out more about genes and heredity with our menu of activities (you choose four from our list).

Program length: 1 hour

Cost: $120 per group

Grades: 4-12 Maximum: 30 students

 

Life in the Laboratory — Make observations of our lab animals to find out how they live and help scientists.

Program length: 1 hour (15 minutes staff guided activity, 45 minutes self guided tour)

Cost: $50 per group

Grades: K-4 Maximum: 30 students

 

Natural Selection

Natural Selection: Be the Predator! — See how natural selection acts on a population of critters.

Program length: 1 hour

Cost: $120 per group

Grades: 3-8 Maximum: 30 students

 

Kick Start Gallery Tour

Life in the Laboratory — Make observations of our lab animals to find out how they live and help scientists.

Program length: 25 minutes

Cost: $50 per group

Grades: K-Adult Maximum: 30 students

Emerging Technology / Robotics

All About Computers — Learn about the language of computers through binary games, how computers are built, and how to program a computer by "programming a friend."

Program Length: 1 hour

Maximum: 20

Grade Level: 4 - 8

Cost: $120

 

Hidden Power: Energy, Electricity and Efficiency — Using hands-on demonstrations, investigate and explore energy materials and their applications in order to better understand the invisible forces at work.

Program Length: 1 hour

Maximum: 35

Grade Level: 4 - 12

Cost: $120

 

LEGO® Mindstorms™ Robotics Adventure — Work with a teammate to build and program a LEGO® Mindstorms™ Robot to compete in a fun robotics adventure.

Program Length: 45 minutes

Maximum: 8 students

Grade Level: 2 - 12

Cost: $3 per person

 

Robotics Adventure: Deluxe Edition — The deluxe edition of LEGO® Mindstorms™ Robotics Adventure complements the basic robotics adventure session with an extended programming activity.

Program Length: 2 hours

Maximum: 24 students

Grade Level: 2 - 12

Cost: $165