Green Abalone Shell – Collected from California

This shell comes from a species of large sea snail, the green abalone. The outer brown shell layer has been removed to reveal the beautiful mother-of-pearl underneath. Did you know that the green abalone can live up to 30 years or more? They live in shallow water under rocks, in rock crevices, and other hidden… Continue reading

Collections – Yoda Hand Puppet | Ohio, 1980

Made by Kenner as part of their Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back collection, the Yoda hand puppet (complete with white hair) had a good likeness to the legendary teacher of the Jedi Knights. Just like the puppet from the film, all this hand puppet needed was a helping hand and some imagination to bring… Continue reading

Medical Collections Virtual Tour

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!

OMNIMAX® Theater Renovation – Projection Booth

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

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!

Da Vinci The Exhibition Opening at the Saint Louis Science Center on January 11

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

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

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

OMNIMAX® Theater will be transformed with next-generation IMAX® with Laser

OMNIMAX Theater will be temporarily closing July 29 and reopening in late November Since 1991, more than 8.7 million visitors have seen an OMNIMAX Theater film. The original film projection system will be replaced with next-generation laser technology designed specifically for domed theater environments-IMAX® with Laser. “The Science Center is thrilled to make this major… Continue reading