Pop-Up Science Brings Drone Flying to the St. Louis Community

Support science for our future. Make a gift to the Science Center’s Youth Exploring Science Program to help fund educational programs in the St. Louis community. Sparking an interest in science doesn’t just happen inside the Science Center. This summer, as part of the Summertime Science program, teens in the Science Center’s Youth Exploring Science… Continue reading

Wright Flyer Model, Handmade – date unknown

On December 17, 1903, in a field outside Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the Wright brothers launched humans into the aerial age. For the first time in history, a pilot successfully flew a heavier-than-air powered airplane in a controlled and sustained flight. This 1/12 scale model is a replica of the biplane which was constructed of… Continue reading

Sputnik Ashtray – Russia, 1957

This ashtray commemorates the successful launch of Sputnik-1, the first artificial Earth satellite launched by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957. Sputnik orbited our planet for three weeks before its batteries died, sending radio signals as it flew low-Earth orbit. Sputnik triggered the Space Race with the US, ushering in a new era of… Continue reading

Saint Louis Science Center Collections A to Z

The Science Center’s Collections Department cares for and preserves a wide variety of artifacts, some of which may surprise you! From animals to fossils, ancient pottery to meteorites, space toys to medical tools, here you can discover a selection of wonderful things from A-Z. Connect with curiosity!