How St. Louis Became the Gateway to the Moon

From lunar mapping to building spacecraft, St. Louis played a key role in the moon landing On Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 3:17 pm CDT we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing when the crew of Apollo 11 proclaimed “The Eagle has landed.” This historic milestone of science, discovery and innovation… Continue reading

The Apollo 11 Mission in Photos

The New York Times is out this month with a fascinating photo retrospective on the Apollo 11 mission prior to its 50th anniversary. The pictures include behind-the-scenes snapshots of the training that went into planning for the mission, the launch and lunar landing, and the crew’s triumphant return to Earth. Some of the highlights include… Continue reading

Science Center Hosts CANstruction Benefitting Operation Food Search

June 22 – June 30 Vote for your favorite CANstruction design on display through June 30. EVENT LEAD Hastings + Chivetta EVENT COLLABORATORS BatesForum, Fox Architects, JEMA PARTICIPATING TEAMS BatesForum CRB Fox Architects Gray Design Group Hastings + Chivetta Architects M+H Architects Mackey Mitchell Architects incite Design Studio Shannon & Wilson, Horner Shifrin, CASCO+R/5 CANstruction… Continue reading

Soil Your Underwear Challenge
Activity 1

Underwear Burial What will the soil do to your underwear? ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION There is a procedure to running a quality field study. Such procedures ensure that people take time making thoughtful site selections, eliminating human bias, and observing natural processes. In this activity you will learn how scientists launch field experiments. Study the procedures below… Continue reading

OMNIMAX® Theater will be transformed with next-generation IMAX® with Laser

OMNIMAX Theater will be temporarily closing July 29 and reopening in late November Since 1991, more than 8.7 million visitors have seen an OMNIMAX Theater film. The original film projection system will be replaced with next-generation laser technology designed specifically for domed theater environments-IMAX® with Laser. “The Science Center is thrilled to make this major… Continue reading

GROW: Kohlrabi—What’s that?

In GROW we are often asked about the funny looking and hard to pronounce vegetable called “kohlrabi”. Kohlrabi is from the German word “kohl” which means cabbage and “rabi” which means turnip. That’s pretty descriptive for this plant that is thought to have developed from a wild form of cabbage and has the taste of… Continue reading

Saint Louis Science Center’s Youth Exploring Science Program Celebrates 20th Graduating Class

ST. LOUIS, MO.(April 29, 2019) – The Saint Louis Science Center’s Youth Exploring Science (YES) Program is proud to celebrate its 20th graduating class. The program works with teens from communities traditionally underrepresented in science-related career fields throughout their high school years to increase their interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). The… Continue reading

Support Science Learning on Give STL Day

Give STL Day is a community-wide effort to support nonprofits making a difference in the St. Louis region. Organized by the St. Louis Community Foundation to grow philanthropy in the metropolitan area, Give STL Day is a 24-hour, online giving event celebrating the varied nonprofits, their missions, and the many ways they make our region… Continue reading

Mount Vesuvius

POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION to Open at the Saint Louis Science Center Alongside New OMNIMAX® Theater Film VOLCANOES: THE FIRES OF CREATION

ST. LOUIS, MO. (APRIL 8, 2019) – On May 17, the Saint Louis Science Center will open POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION, a traveling exhibition that highlights the history of the Roman city of Pompeii and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., which left the city destroyed –yet perfectly preserved –under 15 feet of ash… Continue reading