OMNIMAX® Theater Renovation: Film Projector, Seats Removed

Construction underway as Theater will be transformed to digital IMAX® with Laser Construction has begun in the OMNIMAX® Theater as crews remove the film projection system and the theater seats. In place of the original film projection system will be a state-of-the-art system with next-generation laser technology designed specifically for domed theater environments-IMAX® with Laser.… Continue reading

Posters of 8 Women Role Models in STEM

The people behind the Nevertheless podcast commissioned and released 8 posters of women who have made lasting marks on the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The colorful, illustrated posters not only display each woman’s contributions and accomplishments but also showcase the unique style of each artist (who are also women). Among the posters… Continue reading

Fun Facts from the Science Center’s 2019 CANstruction

In June, the Science Center was the host site for the international hunger relief charity CANstruction design and build competition. Nine local teams of professional architects, engineers, contractors and designers created Polinator Week themed designs. The event was organized by Hastings + Chivetta Architects in collaboration with BatesForum, Fox Architects and JEMA. The results are… Continue reading

Saying goodbye to film: A history of the OMNIMAX® Theater

Theater will close from July 29 to late November for digital upgrade On July 29th, the OMNIMAX® Theater will be closed to begin renovations to upgrade the facility to IMAX® with Laser. In addition to upgrading to digital, the OMNIMAX will undergo other updates including a new NanoSeam™ screen, upgraded sound technology, wider seats with… Continue reading

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 As you bury 2 pairs of underwear, you’ll uncover diverse life underground and discover how soil changes the deeper you dig. Underwear Burial is a jumping off point to other activities in this book. This activity also guides you through the procedures scientists… 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