Science Uncorked: The Wine Production Process

You know you love it, but do you know how it’s made? Checkout the science behind wine and winemaking in these 5 steps of the wine production process. STEP ONE: Harvesting The first step in the wine production process is to harvest the grapes. Did you know that grapes are the only fruit that contain… Continue reading

Not so scary: Real “monsters” maybe scary, but they offer many benefits to our ecosystem

Hairy, poisonous, slimey, or scaley – How real “monsters” have a positive impact on our ecosystem. OWL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tytonidae (barn-owls) and Strigidae (true owls) CLASSIFICATION: Bird DIET: Carnivore SIZE: Varies depending on the species; anywhere from 1 to 9 pounds AVERAGE LIFESPAN: 4 years (barn owls) Legends and myths regarding the fierce qualities of… Continue reading

How to Be A Better Wine Taster, According to Scientists

With the Science Center’s annual Science Uncorked special event fast approaching, it’s nearly time to bust out the tasting glasses and get to sampling. But what do you do when you aren’t confident in your ability to tell what distinguishes a cabernet from a merlot, or a chardonnay from a riesling? The world of wine… Continue reading

Not so scary: The benefits of real “monsters”

Hairy, poisonous, slimey, or scaley – How real “monsters” have a positive impact on our ecosystem. GOBLIN SHARK SCIENTIFIC NAME: Mitsukurina Owstoni CLASSIFICATION: Cartilaginous Fishes DIET: Carnivore SIZE: 12 feet long and weigh up to 460 pounds AVERAGE LIFESPAN: Up to 35 years With an intimidating appearance and ability to completely unhinge its jaw, the… Continue reading

Meet the new CEO and President

International search leads to Bunge North America’s former president ST. LOUIS (October 2, 2019) – The Saint Louis Science Center Board of Commissioners announced today that Todd Bastean has been selected as the next president and CEO. Bastean recently retired as president of Bunge’s North American businesses. Bunge is a leading global agribusiness and food… Continue reading

Todd Bastean Named President and CEO of Saint Louis Science Center

International search leads to Bunge North America’s former president ST. LOUIS (October 2, 2019) – The Saint Louis Science Center Board of Commissioners announced today that Todd Bastean has been selected as the next president and CEO. Bastean recently retired as president of Bunge’s North American businesses. Bunge is a leading global agribusiness and food… Continue reading

5 Ways Roman Technology was Ahead of its Time

Discover the treasures of ancient Rome in POMEPII: THE EXHIBITION now on display Thousands of years after its collapse, ancient Rome is well known for its ingenious engineering tactics and advanced technology. From constructing hundreds of roads stretching thousands of miles to maintaining a water supply sustaining millions of people, Roman engineers provided the ancient… Continue reading

Soil Your Underwear Challenge
Activity 3

Sing With Us The soil is alive! ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION This sing-along guides you through the 5 factors of soil formation: parent material, relief, climate, organisms, and time. Click/Touch to enlarge image X X A rock represents a soil’s parent material. Imagine a rock falling off a bluff to the ground below, where it begins to… Continue reading