Saint Louis Science Center in the News

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!

Post date: September, 9 2013

This year’s Science Center trip to Jordan, Montana was nothing less than a success! Paleotrek, one of SLSC’s most popular annual programs, took staff and visitors to the badlands of Montana to dig for dinosaur fossils. And oh boy, did we uncover some finds!

Post date: August, 13 2013

For the last two years, the Saint Louis Science Center and SLU’s Center for Environmental Sciences have observed ozone damage on plants and collected data from the garden to send to the NASA air quality database. Beginning this week, the Science Center will serve as one of six research sites for NASA’s SEAC4RS (Studies of Emissions and Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys)...

Post date: July, 12 2013

Dr. Andy Howell from Las Cumbres Observatory talked about the science and science fiction of time with two "sold out" crowds at the Saint Louis Science Center on Friday, July 5, 2013, for an event celebrating all things Doctor Who. So, is time travel possible? Dr. Howell explains the possibilities, what Doctor Who gets right and what might be stretching the laws of physics. View...

Post date: July, 12 2013

Can we just say, “Wow! You guys are amazing!”? The turnout for last week’s Doctor Who First Friday was AWESOME. We were blown away by not only the number of fans who showed up but also by how enthusiastic, passionate and friendly you all were.

Post date: June, 28 2013

The Saint Louis Science Center presents a new star show designed specifically for children who are blind or have low vision. “Feeling the Stars,” adapted from the existing show “The Little Star That Could," gives individuals with visual impairment an accessible and immersive experience in the...

Post date: June, 24 2013

Today is the day the EXPLORADOME comes down! In some ways, we are sad to see this oddball structure go. You really can’t miss this bubble-wrap-like, white dome of a building as you’re driving down Highway 40. The EXPLORADOME has served as a landmark for drivers for quite some time now. But, the Science Center no longer has a need for the EXPLORADOME (thanks to the...

Post date: June, 19 2013

School’s out and the Science Center is in! Thanks to our summer interns, we are ready to exceed visitors’ expectations during our busiest months of the year. Non-profit organizations are constantly working to show how they benefit the community. Offering internships is one of the best opportunities to do that. The Science Center gets enthusiastic helpers for daily operations and special projects. The interns get...

Post date: June, 14 2013

Last week, the Ecology and Environment gallery had a special visitor: world-renowned paleontologist and friend of the Science Center, Dr. David Burnham.  We were anticipating Dr. Burnham’s visit, because it would be the first time he would see and analyze the T-Rex jaw fondly called “Woody” by staff, found in 2010 during the Science Center’s Paleotrek program in Montana.

Post date: May, 31 2013

This month, I will join other staff and SLSC members traveling to Jordan, Montana, to excavate dinosaur fossils as part of the Science Center’s annual PaleoTrek. This popular SLSC program offers participants the chance to have a “hands on” field experience digging in the badlands of Montana....