Experience Flight Simulators


Fly, ride, race, and roll in three thrilling simulators.



This is a paid experience.

Pulseworks Simulator: $5 all ages.
I-360 Interactive Flight Simulatorr: $7 all ages, $6 members.
Take the Controls! Simulator: Free

Parking Specials

  • Senior Tuesdays – $5 parking for Seniors
  • $5 Parking Special – If you spend over $20 on POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION and/or Simulators, we will discount your parking to $5. (no other discounts apply)

Value Passes

Up to 20% Savings

Virtual Pass
Discovery Pass
Flight Pass
Stargazer Pass
1 Virtual Reality Transporter Ticket1 Discovery Room Ticket1 Motion or 360 Flight Simulator Ride1 Da Vinci The Exhibition Ticket
1 Motion Simulator Ride1 Planetarium Ticket1 Planetarium Ticket1 Planetarium Ticket
1 360 Flight Simulator Ride1 Omnimax Theater Ticket (Documentary)1 Omnimax Theater Ticket (Documentary)
Price: $18.95Price: $18.95Price: $18.95*Price: $18.95

Value Passes are available at the Science Center on site only. You can purchase them at our Box Office in the main lobby or Planetarium lobby today.

*You can substitute a Virtual Reality Transporter Ticket for Similator Tickets on the Flight Pass for an additional $3


Pulseworks Simulator

The eight-seat, high-tech Pulseworks Simulator will transform the world around you. Each ride is approximately five to six minutes. Riders without adult supervision must be 42 inches tall to ride. If you’re planning a group trip, be sure to review our policies.

Once you arrive, you’ll have the chance to choose from several Pulseworks Simulation scenarios*, including:
Robots of Mars

A wild and wacky animated ride in which the audience soars into a comedy adventure to help Mad Doctor, Sparky the Robot and a band of mechanical misfits defeat the evil Supervisor of Mars and save the Universe.

Snow Ride

Race through snow-covered mountains, over decaying narrow bridges and through dangerous bat caves. This downhill freefall adventure is one wild, icy ride that will give you thrills and chills.

Solar Coaster

Journey to the stars! This roller coaster ride takes you on a fact-filled adventure through the solar system.

Bermuda Triangle

Dive deep into the mysterious and majestic depths of the ocean to and search for sunken aircraft and vanished vessels.

F-18 Carrier Experience

Take off from an aircraft carrier in an F-18 Super Hornet and explore the skies from the view of an actual pilot.

Riding the Wind

Learn about Earth’s atmosphere, natural phenomena like tornadoes, and how air is harnessed to achieve flight and create clean and renewable sources of energy.

*Additional ride experiences are available. Please note that the ride menu is subject to change.

Operating Hours

Mon – Sat 10:00 AM – 4:15 PM
Sun 11:30 AM – 4:15 PM

I-360 Interactive Flight Simulator

Our two-person I-360 Flight Simulator allows you control your own air combat adventure while trying 360-degree barrel rolls and flying upside down! One rider takes on the role of “pilot,” controlling the entire flight experience, while the “gunner” locks on targets and takes down enemies.

For their safety and comfort, riders must be 48 inches tall and less than 250 lbs. If you’re planning a group trip, be sure to review our policies.

Operating Hours

Mon – Sat 10:00 AM – 4:15 PM
Sun 11:30 AM – 4:15 PM

Take the Controls! Simulator

Fly a Cessna Skyhawk and other exciting aircraft through the St. Louis Arch using our newly upgraded Take the Controls! simulator. Find yourself in the cockpit of the small aircraft ready to depart from the St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Illinois. After a brief introduction, it’s full throttle for takeoff and a flight toward Downtown, where you can attempt to fly through the Arch. If your skills aren’t quite ready to attempt the fly-through, just buzz around the St. Louis skyline instead.

There are no height or weight restrictions for the Take the Controls! Simulator.

Operating Hours

Mon – Sun 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Plan Ahead

Experience Flight is occasionally closed to the public for Flight Academy programs, day camps, or special events.

Currently no closures upcoming


Members fly at a discount.

Save on your Experience Flight Simulator adventure with a Saint Louis Science Center membership.

Become a Member


Please call 314.289.4400 for more information.

More About Accessibility