Collections Department Overview

Did you know that the Science Center has more than 100,000 artifacts? Check out this video for a look at some of the amazing things that our Collection Department has and be sure to check back every Wednesday as we feature a new artifact from the collection. Connect with curiosity!

A Message to Our Community Regarding COVID-19

Updated May 27, 2020 Saint Louis Science Center Plans to Reopen June 20 March 18, 2020 The Saint Louis Science Center is currently closed until further notice in line with our regional and national leaders’ efforts to curtail the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue to monitor the situation and determine our reopen date… Continue reading

Saint Louis Science Center Precautions Related to COVID-19

The health and safety of our guests, colleagues and community are our highest priority and we are monitoring the situation regarding the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) closely. We are following the CDC recommendations, are in communication with local officials and regional health authorities and will update plans as needed. We are continuing to assess the situation… Continue reading

The Codex Arundel: An Inside Look at Da Vinci, Available to Everyone

Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci made a lasting impact on art and science through his dedicated exploration of topics like mathematics, engineering, anatomy, and more. Over decades, da Vinci collected his handwritten observations in what are known as his codices, or notebooks, which include numerous written examinations and sketches involving subjects spanning nature, mechanical engineering,… Continue reading

The Saint Louis Science Center to Open Renovated OMNIMAX® Theater

New features include IMAX® with Laser, new sound and seating, better accessibility and more ST. LOUIS – November 21, 2019 – The Saint Louis Science Center is reopening the newly renovated OMNIMAX Theater on Friday, November 29, after undergoing a four-month, comprehensive update –the largest since the theater opened in 1991. The renovated OMNIMAX Theater… Continue reading

50 Years Ago – Apollo 12 on the Moon

Whoopee!! 50 years ago this week the second manned mission to the Moon had commenced with Commander Charles “Pete” Conrad, Command Module Pilot (CMP) Richard F. Gordon and Lunar Module Pilot (LMP) Alan L. Bean aboard the lunar module. During the launch, lightning struck the Saturn V rocket, resulting in the launch controllers to lose… Continue reading

Meet the new CEO and President

International search leads to Bunge North America’s former president ST. LOUIS (October 2, 2019) – The Saint Louis Science Center Board of Commissioners announced today that Todd Bastean has been selected as the next president and CEO. Bastean recently retired as president of Bunge’s North American businesses. Bunge is a leading global agribusiness and food… Continue reading

Todd Bastean Named President and CEO of Saint Louis Science Center

International search leads to Bunge North America’s former president ST. LOUIS (October 2, 2019) – The Saint Louis Science Center Board of Commissioners announced today that Todd Bastean has been selected as the next president and CEO. Bastean recently retired as president of Bunge’s North American businesses. Bunge is a leading global agribusiness and food… 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