Saint Louis Science Center News

Post date: July, 1 2014

Headed to Fair St. Louis July 3-5th? If you are, don’t forget to take advantage of the Saint Louis Science Centers extended hours – we’ll be open until 11pm! During these days, we will be offering plenty of things to do to beat the summer heat.

Post date: June, 23 2014

In 2013, St. Louis based Microgrid Solar completed the installation of two solar arrays at the Saint Louis Science Center. The panels, installed on the main lobby roof and on the Oakland Avenue overpass, are visible to drivers along Interstate 64 and will produce over 33,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean energy per year. The installation included and provides: 

  • 2 solar arrays and an educational kiosk...
Post date: June, 10 2014

The OMNIMAX® Theater – why do we need one?                     

Cultural institutions with large format theaters across the country struggle with this question.  It is an expensive and risky operation.  Many wonder if we should focus our attention elsewhere or get rid of the theater entirely.

Last Friday, June 6, 2014, an event took place that completely answered this question for me. The Saint...

Post date: May, 13 2014

Science Teacher Ryan Boeckman of Parkway Central Middle School receives 2014 Loeb Prize

Ryan Boeckman, a science teacher at Parkway Central Middle School, is the winner of the 2014 Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Prize for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics, an award given in partnership with the Saint Louis Science Center. Boeckman and four finalists received their awards today...

Post date: April, 10 2014

After a long winter, spring and summer are finally upon us. As we begin to prepare for our crowds this summer, I want to take the time to point out a group of valuable people who help us meet the growing demands of our guests – our volunteers.

Post date: December, 19 2013

A grant of $815,000 from NASA to the Saint Louis Science Center will support the creation of a new exhibit allowing visitors to experience the thrills and challenges of Mars exploration. The exhibit, “Bridging Earth and Mars (BEAM): Engineering Robots to Explore the...

Post date: December, 11 2013

Beginning December 12, The Saint Louis Science Center will light up the James S. McDonnell Planetarium with a state-of-the-art LED system that will illuminate the building’s iconic shell in stunning colors on a nightly basis for the first time in nearly four years. ...

Post date: December, 11 2013

The Science Center received a Circle of Excellence award at the 2013 St. Louis Regional Chamber Green Business Challenge award ceremony held on December 10. The St. Louis Regional Chamber honored the Science Center and several other companies, institutions and governmental organizations for their achievements in adopting sustainable business...

Post date: November, 20 2013

Trying to change things up to impress your date with an idea that deviates from the standard dinner and a movie can be daunting. Daunting in the sense that St. Louis has so many fun and quirky opportunities for couples, we tend to be faced with option overload. Lucky for you, love is all about chemistry, and being the Saint Louis Science Center, we happen to specialize in science.

Post date: October, 23 2013

To St. Louisans, October is synonymous with Cardinals baseball. We expect the boys with the birds on the bat to take us well into October with some great postseason play. As a rule of thumb, Cardinals fans aren’t a part of my diet, but that doesn’t mean that the Boston Red Sox and their fans get a free pass!