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
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
On November 19, 1969, astronaut Pete Conrad became the third person to step foot on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 12 mission. This four-piece inflight coverall garment set was made for and worn by Conrad in space. They are made of a highly fire resistant, Teflon-coated cloth. The slippery qualities of the… Continue reading
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!
The Holiday season is well represented this year at the Saint Louis Science Center. The James S. McDonnell Planetarium is celebrating 51 years of putting up the bow and ribbon around the building and our outdoor GROW Gallery is decorated for a new walkthrough light display called Science Illuminated. Drone Pilot and Owner of OurFocus… Continue reading