Experience Flight Simulators


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


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Welcome Red, Our New Adventure Pod!

Our long-serving Ride Simulator, which we’d affectionately called “Blue,” has been swapped out for a new machine. Taking up the mantle from this popular machine is our new Adventure Pod, which we’ve appropriately named “Red!”

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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.


Normal Operating Hours

Regular Hours: 9:30 AM – 4:15 PM
Sunday Hours: 11:00 AM – 4:15 PM


$5 all ages,


“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.

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.

Destination Black Hole

ake a trip through the galaxy to see the massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Experience the formation and collapse of a star inside a deep space nebula! Watch a planet get pulled apart by a black hole! This exciting and fun filled adventure takes you full circle through the galaxy all the way back to earth to see the modern day city you left become a booming metropolis of the future!

Moon Thunder

A routine moon mission turns into crisis when a meteor shower strikes hard. Survival depends on a fast emergency evacuation.
Stay calm and run for your life. Join our astronaut crew in this thrilling escape from the collapsing surroundings of the moon base.

Will you reach the escape pod in time?


Join a crew of brave astronauts on the flight deck of the shuttle Discovery and blast off into space to witness the launch of the famed Hubble Space Telescope! Feel the excitement of both launch and landing in one of America’s historic and iconic space shuttles and learn about the important contributions the vehicle made to the space program.

Wings: Flights of Courage

Flights of Courage highlights man’s adventures in the sky above. Follow the development of aircraft technology through the ages. Glimpse the the first flight of the wright brothers, the air races of the 1920s, the aces of WWII and much more.

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

Regular Hours: 9:30 AM – 4:15 PM
Sunday Hours: 11:00 AM – 4:15 PM


$7 all ages, $6 members.

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.

Members fly with discounted tickets.

Become a Science Center member and ride the Experience Flight Simulators at a discount, as well as get a full year of additional members-only benefits.

Plus, members help support the Science Center and our mission to make science learning open to everyone.

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Please call 314.289.4400 for more information.

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