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Support the Saint Louis Science Center
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. This year, we at the Saint Louis Science Center invite you to join our mission to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning for our community, our region, and our world.
At the Saint Louis Science Center, we believe everyone deserves meaningful connections to science. That’s why our building is open to everyone, no entry fee required.
2020 has proven to be a challenging year for nonprofits like the Science Center, and the coronavirus pandemic continues to challenge how we fund our efforts to connect our community with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning. But you can help. From $25 to cover the cost of a public STEAM Performance like GermBusters! to $1,000, $10,000 or more to deliver innovative and immersive science learning programs and updates to our public galleries, your gift for Giving Tuesday helps support science for everyone.
Why is STEAM important? Access to science learning nurtures curiosity and lights the way to a brighter future. Important fields like healthcare, climate science, technology, aerospace, agriculture and many others rely on people who’ve discovered a passion for science. Today more than ever, STEAM plays a vital role in understanding our world and preparing for our future.
How does your gift for Giving Tuesday impact STEAM learning? By helping fund the Science Center’s daily operation bringing engaging STEAM education experiences to over 1 million guests each year, as well as important Science Center initiatives like these (and many more):
Science @ Home
Science @ Home is the Saint Louis Science Center’s new online museum. Featuring at-home activities, science experiments, and exclusive content that brings real life scientists and STEAM experts into the homes of our community, Science @ Home connects the people of St. Louis to science no matter where they are.
Youth Exploring Science
For over 20 years, the Youth Exploring Science Program at the Science Center has provided a unique and immersive means of sparking an interest in STEAM for underserved teens from across the St. Louis region.
This past year, the YES Program reached 3,800 children and adults with hands-on STEAM experiences, and 86% of YES graduates attended college or pursued STEAM military careers. Over YES’s more than 20-year history, more than 1,100 teens have completed the program and graduated from high school.
Want to make a donation directly to the YES Program?
First Friday from Home
In a typical year, the Science Center’s First Friday events connect thousands of members of the St. Louis community each month with the real science in sci-fi and fantasy. But how does such an impactful (and popular) program survive a pandemic while also maintaining the its tight-knit community of fans?
The world of esports is filled with surprising connections to STEAM and can pave the way to future STEAM careers like computer programming. This year, the Science Center added a new way for gamers to connect with valuable science learning through our Esports Program.
Want to learn more about how your support equals real-world impact for science learning?