SLSC in the News

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....

Post date: May, 15 2013

For some adults visiting as part of an adult group, exploring the Science Center amidst a sea of enthusiastic kids can be a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, we truly do having something for all ages to enjoy. Next time you load up the car for a trip to the Science Center with your more seasoned friends, consider checking out my top 5 recommendations for adults.

Post date: April, 17 2013

Get to know our staff! Meet Paul Freiling, our engineering and technology education coordinator, and learn what 5 must-do activities he recommends for you to check out while visiting the Science Center.

Post date: April, 1 2013

We’re excited to share our hardest kept secret – LASERIUM® is returning to the Science Center! As part of the Planetarium’s 50th Anniversary in 2013, this cosmic laser concert will once again light up the Planetarium’s dome with a symphony of vibrant laser-light set to music. The original LASERIUM show, performed by a live master Laserist, is set to kick-off its return on April 5 at our First Fridays:...

Post date: March, 29 2013

This April, we are trying out some new ideas for First Friday. April happens to be the 50th anniversary month of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium, and around here that happens to be a big deal! We are Planetarium fanatics. So, April First Friday will be the kickoff event to our month long celebration of the Planetarium. The theme for the night is Aliens and Astronauts, perfect for piloting some new...

Post date: March, 28 2013

What do you think about when you hear the word “nano”?  Most people immediately think of an ipod nano or the latest “nano” toy.  In fact, it seems like the word “nano” has become society’s buzz word for the latest and greatest tiny (or not so tiny) electronic devices.  When scientists use the word “nano,” it means something different.  They are referring to something as small as DNA or viruses.  One nanometer is...

Post date: March, 26 2013

After bringing the mystery fossil into the Science Center, his find was confirmed to be the vertebrae of Bison antiquas, an ancestor of the modern day bison that lived during the late Pleistocene epoch over 230,000 years ago.

Post date: March, 22 2013

The Science Center’s new, must-see attraction (located above CenterStage) will absolutely shock you!  Or it would, if we didn’t keep it enclosed in a cage specially designed to protect you (and your phone!) from its amazing power… No, it’s not an exotic animal, it’s…a Tesla Coil!