Green Iguana – Collected from Central America

The green iguana, also known as the common iguana, is among the largest lizards in the Americas. Although native to the rainforests of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean Islands, and South America, the green iguana has become one of the most popular reptile pets in the US. However, since they are difficult to care for… Continue reading

Mars Opposition 2020

Mars will be visible all night in St. Louis on October 13th. Join our McDonnell Planetarium Manager, Will, to find out how to view our neighbor this month! Connect with Curiosity

GermBusters! A STEAM Performance Suited for a Pandemic

Support science for our future. Make a gift to the Science Center’s Annual Fund today to help power connections to STEAM for everyone in our community. If you had to pick one topic in science that’s on just about everyone’s mind right now, viruses are probably a safe bet. The global SARS-COV-2 pandemic has stretched… Continue reading

Wall Telephone – Chicago, 1901

In the late 1890s, Kellogg Switchboard & Supply Company started selling this standard series wall model telephone. It features a mouthpiece, separate ear receiver, hookswitch, hand crank, and bells. A high quality instrument at the time, it was easily integrated into the home with its stylish oak cabinet. Over the past 100 years technology has… Continue reading

Physics of the Ollie

Ever wonder how skateboarders leap into the air with their board seeming to follow underneath their feet? That is called an ollie and it’s one of the fundamental tricks in skateboarding. Watch as our team of talented Science Center skaters demonstrate the physics of the ollie. Connect with curiosity!