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Members enjoy FREE James S. McDonnell Planetarium show tickets with EVERY visit!

Experience Flight Simulators

Come visit Experience Flight where you can quite literally experience what it is like to fly and ride in various aircraft through fully immersive simulators!

Simulator Rides

Blue Motion Flight Simulator

The Pulseworks Simulator allows you to board an eight-seat, high-tech simulator that will transform the world around you into a variety of scenarios. The Pulseworks Simulator is a ticketed experience. Tickets are $5.00 per person. Each ride is approximately 5 to 6 minutes and there can be up to 8 people in the simulator per ride.

The Blue Motion Flight Simulator Operating Hours: 

Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sundays, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm. 
Please view our policies for this simulator ride.

Choose your 5 minute experience through any of the following scenarios: 


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 with a rollar coaster ride that takes you on a fact filled adventure through the solar system.  

Wings of Courage

Take a journey through the history of flight from the Wright brothers to the jet age.


I-360 Interactive Flight Simulator

The latest addition to Experience Flight, allows you control your own air combat adventure! This two-person flight simulation allows the “pilot” to be completely in control of the entire experience while the “gunner” locks on targets and takes down enemies. The I-360 Interactive Flight Simulator allows you to do 360 barrel rolls and even fly upsidedown.

The I-360 Interactive Flight Simulator is a ticketed experience. Tickets are $7.00 per person and $6.00 for members. Height and weight restrictions apply, please see our policies for restrictions. Tickets are only available at the simulator ticket stations due to the height and weight requirements. 

Take the Controls!

Fly a Cessna Skyhawk and other exciting aircraft through the St. Louis Arch using the newly upgraded Take the Controls! simulator. Sitting at a computer, you are in the cockpit of the small aircraft ready to depart from the St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, IL.

After your brief introduction, it’s full throttle for a take off and flight toward downtown where you can attempt to fly through the Arch. The Take the Controls! simulators are the only way you can fly through the Arch without getting into trouble! Skills not quite ready to attempt the fly-through? That’s okay; just buzz around the St. Louis skyline instead.

Take the Controls! is a FREE simulator experience.

Take the Controls! Operating Hours: 

Everyday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Experience Flight maybe closed to the public occasionally for flight academy programs, day camps, special programs, or events. (subject to change at any time, please call, 314.289.4400, to check the daily schedule) 

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