Experience Flight Simulators


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


Welcome back to your Science Center.

To our guests, members and donors, learn about how you can Explore Safe.


This is a paid experience.

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


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.

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

Operating Hours

Friday to Monday: 10:00 AM – 2:45 PM
Thursday 12:30 PM – 7:45 PM

Wild West Mine Ride

Get ready for an action-packed ride with a hapless Sheriff and his trusty steed as they chase a ruthless bank robber through the Wild West. Will the bungling duo survive the runway mine cart ride and bring the bandit to justice?

Dino Safari

Get onboard your jeep and enjoy a unique tour of our dinosaur reserve. You’ll get within touching distance of a giant Diplodocus and the ferocious T-Rex as you travel through our jungle. But when disaster strikes and we have a major security breach… chaos reigns. Who will escape: you or the dinosaurs?

Space Chase

Welcome aboard as you join a Space Police squadron in a tense “Space Chase” against a ruthless alien thief. On board the high-octane shuttle, you will race through the galaxy at the speed of light. To serve and protect is your mission and failure is not an option.

Brace yourself and enjoy the ride of a lifetime!


“Dracula” is the thrilling show from the award winning “The Curse of Skull Rock”. On holiday in Transylvania, teenager Kevin and his bumbling Dad accidentally awaken the undead vampire Dracula.

Ride 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.

Retro Ride

One Lap. No Rules.

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.

Cosmic Coaster

Get ready for the ride of your life. This roller coaster is out of this world!

Canyon Coaster

An exhilarating roller coaster adventure in the canyons and caves of the American South West.

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

Friday to Monday: 10:00 AM – 2:45 PM
Thursday 12:30 PM – 7:45 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

Currently closed till further notice.

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.

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Please call 314.289.4400 for more information.

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