The Saint Louis Science Center’s James S. McDonnell Planetarium is one of the nation’s leading space education facilities.
Since its opening in 1963, the structure stands out as an icon in St. Louis, igniting and sustaining lifelong science and technology learning.
The McDonnell Planetarium is illuminated nightly for all to enjoy. This illumination has helped raise awareness for charities and causes through special illumination requests.
In addition to illuminations for annual holidays, signature dates and other significant occasions, the Saint Louis Science Center accepts requests from nondenominational, non-political registered or not-for-profit charities.