Model Airplane Boeing F4B-4 fighter

Did you know that the Boeing F4B-4 was the U.S. Navy’s last bi-plane fighter, and the last fighter produced for the Navy by Boeing? From 1923 to 1937 Boeing produced several excellent fighter planes, but this aircraft was the first line fighter once it entered service in 1932. It was designed for carrier operation, and… Continue reading

Welcome Red, Our New Adventure Pod!

The Experience Flight team is thrilled to announce some big changes with our flight simulators! Our long-serving Ride Simulator, which we’d affectionately called “Blue,” has been swapped out for a new machine. Taking up the mantle from this popular machine is our new Adventure Pod, which we’ve appropriately named “Red!” This newly renovated machine offers… Continue reading

YES Teens

The YES Teens Take to the Sky

Support science for our future. Make a gift to the Youth Exploring Science Program today to help power connections to STEAM through efforts like these. Teens in the Youth Exploring Science (YES) Program’s Aerospace component took to the sky this summer. Thanks to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles Program, the YES Teens had the… Continue reading

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

Support science for our future. Make a gift to the Youth Exploring Science Program today to help power connections to STEAM through efforts like these. 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 Program… 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!