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

Experience Flight Simulators

Simulator Rides

Operating Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sundays, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm.

The Pulseworks 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.

Choose your 5 minute experience through any of the following, or meet us at Experience Flight to see our daily ride specials!

*Additional ride experiences available. Ride menu subject to change.

I-360 Interactive Flight Simulator

Experience your own air combat adventure while performing 360-degree barrel rolls! This one or 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.
*Height and weight restrictions apply.

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!


Pulseworks Ride Simulator: $5 per person 
I-360 Interactive Flight Simulator: $7 per person, $6 for members

Simulator Safety Requirements

    • Ride Simulator passengers must be 42 inches tall to ride unless accompanied by an adult 18 years or older
    • I-360 Interactive Flight Simulator riders must be over 48 inches tall. Weight limit 250 lbs per rider.
    • All simulators are full-motion rides. Do not ride if you have back, neck, or heart trouble or if you are pregnant.

Please view all our policies for this simulator ride.

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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