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

Special Exhibitions, Films and Events Highlight 2019 Schedule

The Saint Louis Science Center is gearing up for an exciting 2019 which will feature two special exhibitions, three OMNIMAX® Theater films and special events. Learn more about these special exhibitions, films and events below. Special Exhibitions • GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World opens on Jan. 19 and runs until April 14. This… Continue reading

McDonnell Planetarium bow tradition began as 1966 prank

For many St. Louisans, the big red bow and ribbon going up around the James S. McDonnell Planetarium symbolizes the official start of the holiday season. What many people don’t know about this tradition is that it actually began as a prank. On December 17, 1966, 15 to 20 students from the Washington University in… Continue reading