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Members enjoy FREE Discovery Room tickets with EVERY visit!

Discovery Room

Water, nature, space, and more! Explore the Discovery Room with your young scientist. Each area of the room allows you to immerse yourself in science learning through play. The Discovery Room is open to everyone, but is specially designed for young learners ages 1-8.


Water Table
Use the tiles to redirect the flow of water. Design a path to channel it from one end to the other. Test it out with floating toys.

Space Rocket
Climb aboard and pretend to be a NASA engineer or astronaut. Prepare for liftoff and imagine you are flying to the moon, Mars, or anywhere in space!

Live Animals
See a variety of live animals from around the world including an axolotl (Mexican salamander), saltwater species, and hold a rainforest cockroach!

Animal Clinic
Imagine being a veterinarian and care for the animals in our hollow tree clinic.

And More!
See in tiny details with the microscope, create constellations in the Star Room, play with your shadow in the Shadow Theater, and explore air movement at the Wind Tunnel. Math and engineering activities are changed regularly. Get creative in our Makerspace and learn to use a variety of materials in unique ways.

Sessions Start on the hour and last for 45 minutes

Session Start Times

Regular Hours:

Monday through Thursday: 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm
Friday: 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm
Saturday: 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
Sunday: 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

Summer hours:

Saturday, May 27th through Sunday Aug. 13th:
Monday-Saturday 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Sunday 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Monday, Aug 14th to Sunday Aug 20th:
Monday-Friday 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Saturday 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Sunday 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Monday Aug 21, regular hours resume

Space is limited to 50 people. One adult chaperone is required for every 4 children.


$4.00 Ages 1 and Up.

Babies need a free “Under 1” ticket.

$3.00 Military

FREE for Members – must get free tickets at the Box Office or Membership Desk.

Groups can reserve the Discovery Room for private sessions.

Group Information

Private rate: $120 per session (up to 50 people-maximum 40 children and 10 adults)

Call 314-289-4400 for reservations.

Click here (Program Guide) for preschool through 2nd grade program information.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your big day at the Science Center! Choose your party package, and enjoy the Discovery Room with friends. Click here for more information.

More for Young Scientists

Preschool Science Series
These classes are designed for preschool aged children to explore science with an adult partner. Click here to learn more about class availability and topics.

Science Storytime
Free story time presented by Ready Readers. Click here for more information and schedule.

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