Collections – Set of Prosthetic Eyes

Made about 1895, this wooden box contains 50 glass eye prostheses. The set contains eyes with a variety of standard iris colors and shades of sclera, or whites of the eyes. The sizes and shapes vary as well because the set was not made to fit a single person in particular. Sets like this were… Continue reading

Singing Goblets

Singing goblets! In this at-home activity, learn how to make musical sounds with just a glass and some water. The key is sound vibrations; as our fingers run along the rim of the glass, the friction causes the glass to vibrate and make the noise that we hear. We can change the noise, or the… Continue reading

Astronomy Fact of the Day: April 6, 2020

Tonight you can find the asteroid 4 Vesta in the constellation Taurus the Bull.  Vesta was one of two objects visited by the Dawn spacecraft.  The other was the dwarf planet Ceres. Please practice responsible social distancing when you go outside to observe.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: April 5, 2020

On this date in 1894, Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev was born. He would become the leader of the Soviet Union from 1956 to 1964. During his time in office Sputnik 1 was launched an act that kick started the space race.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: April 4, 2020

Tonight around 10 pm the constellation Virgo will be visible in the southeast. Virgo is one of the 12/13 zodiac constellations. The Sun, Moon and planets will all pass through this constellation. Please practice responsible social distancing when you go outside to observe.

Night Sky Update: April 3-April 10, 2020

This is the Saint Louis Science Center’s NIGHT SKY UPDATE for the week of Friday, April 3, 2020. Information updated weekly or as needed. Times given as local St. Louis time (CDT).  For definitions of terminology used in the night sky update, click the highlighted text. Our next star party scheduled for Friday, April 3,… Continue reading

Collections Department Overview

Did you know that the Science Center has more than 100,000 artifacts? Check out this video for a look at some of the amazing things that our Collection Department has and be sure to check back every Wednesday as we feature a new artifact from the collection. Connect with curiosity!

Planetarium Update – April 3, 2020

Venus will be visiting the famous Seven Sisters star cluster on April 2nd and 3rd. A sight that only occurs every eight years! Join Will, our James S. McDonnell Planetarium Manager, as he shares what to watch for in the St. Louis sky. One of our planetarium presenters was able to get a picture of… Continue reading