SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER

Summer Hours: 

(May 27 – September 4, 2017)

Monday – Saturday:  9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Thursday (June 1 to August 10): 9:30 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday:  11:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Closed on Thursday, September 7

Locations:

Main Building

5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

At Clayton Avenue in Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63110

General admission is always free. Buy tickets or become a member to enhance your experience.

Special Exhibitions

The Discovery of King Tut

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Now Open

Walk in the footsteps of archaeologist Howard Carter and experience the tomb of  King Tutankhamun and all its treasure as they were at the moment of discovery. The special exhibition will feature a total of 1,000 breathtaking recreations that were scientifically and expertly hand-crafted over five years by leading Egyptian artisans.

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission

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Landing April 14, 2018

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia, the only portion of the historic spacecraft to complete the first mission to land a man on the moon and safely return him to Earth, as well as more than 20 one-of-a-kind artifacts from the historic mission are coming to the Saint Louis Science Center. Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, will open on April 14, 2018. 

Events

Science at Sunset

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Every Thursday
June 1-August 10 from 5-8 pm

Join us for Science at Sunset Thursdays this summer! Enjoy food and drink specials and live music in our newest outdoor exhibit, GROW.

Great American Total Solar Eclipse

Great American Total Solar Eclipse

Monday, August 21

Experience a unique view on August 21 as the moon passes in front of the sun in a total solar eclipse.

Science Uncorked

Science Uncorked

Saturday, September 16

Explore the chemistry and science behind the entire winemaking and distilling process. This event features 70+ wine tastings, small plates, science demonstrations, live music and more!

Visit Planner

Choose The Attractions You Would Like To See And Let Us Sort Out the Activities for You!

Educational Programs

Activities for Everyone

We Put the Element of FUN into Science!

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Ecology and Environment

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Discovery Room

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James S. McDonnell Planetarium

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Makerspace

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Life Science Lab

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Experience Flight Simulators

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Amazing Science Demonstrations

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Experience Energy

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Mission: Mars

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Dig Site

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Structures