The Fractals of Frozen II

Crystal Formation and the Powers of Elsa Elsa, the princess of Arendelle, was born with the ability to create and control ice and snow. When Elsa accidentally uses her powers to develop an infinite winter, her sister, Anna takes action to change the bitter weather conditions. Frozen 2 takes us on a journey to find… 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 2

Seed Assay Can you expose the hidden plants in your soil? ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION Biologists of all kinds use assays to determine how to design their experiments. An assay is an investigative process that reveals which variables can be measured in a study system. In this activity, you’ll determine how many seeds are buried in different… Continue reading

Saying goodbye to film: A history of the OMNIMAX® Theater

Theater will close from July 29 to late November for digital upgrade On July 29th, the OMNIMAX® Theater will be closed to begin renovations to upgrade the facility to IMAX® with Laser. In addition to upgrading to digital, the OMNIMAX will undergo other updates including a new NanoSeam™ screen, upgraded sound technology, wider seats with… 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