Called a Lotus shoe, this type of shoe was worn by women with bound feet. Foot binding was practiced for one thousand years in China. It was a painful process designed to make the feet smaller. Not only were small feet the ideal, but they were also a status symbol. This shoe is only five… Continue reading
Watch this special behind-the-scenes collections tour with our Collections Manager, Kristina Hampton. This tour focuses on our medical collection and as you might imagine, many of the items have a unique place in St. Louis history. This tour was part of a virtual member event that took place in April 2020. Connect with curiosity!
In 2019, the Saint Louis Science Center renovated the OMNIMAX® Theater. In this time-lapse video, you can watch as the projection booth is transformed. The old 70mm film projector is removed and the new IMAX® with Laser projector is installed. The OMNIMAX theater was closed from August to November 2019 while this work was done.… 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!
In 2019, the Saint Louis Science Center renovated the OMNIMAX® Theater. In this time-lapse video you can watch as all the work unfolds inside the dome. The OMNIMAX theater was closed from August to November while this work was done. You can watch as all the seats and carpeting are taken out, and the old… Continue reading
A comprehensive look at life and work of the original Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci ST. LOUIS – December 12, 2019 – The Saint Louis Science Center will open Da Vinci The Exhibition on Jan.11, 2020. The 7,000 square-foot special exhibition follows the Renaissance master, Leonardo da Vinci, on a journey of innovation, creativity, science,… Continue reading
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
The old OMNIMAX Theater screen is being replaced with a new NanoSeam™ screen by Spitz. This screen replaces the old screen that had visible seams between the screen panels. With the NanoSeam™ screen you will no longer see any lines, making for an even better viewing experience than before. Removing and replacing the screen panels is no… Continue reading
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