WHAT’S NEW? Galleries & Programs

Energy Stage Shows

Join us for exciting and entertaining demonstrations using fire, electricity and more. Educators will ignite and deepen the curiosity of the Energy Stage audiences by showcasing all areas of STEAM.

Tesla Tunes | Our Changing Earth | Creepy Chemistry

Learn more about Energy Stage


What does it take to grow food and medicinal plants indoors? Is this a feasible way to produce food now and in the future? Check out the GROW LAB in the GROW Pavilion and see for yourself. The GROW LAB is home to our very own science experiments. The GROW team is using both hydroponic and soil-based systems to determine which method is more effective for fruit and flower production. See what plants we are growing and make your own observations. The GROW LAB is made possible through donations from Hawthorne Garden Company and Grow Gear.

Life Science Lab

St. Louis College of Pharmacy | This Winter

Welcome Back, St. Louis College of Pharmacy! Students from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy are returning this winter to engage guests of all ages in conversations about health and medicine. Explore topics such as prescription safety, how medicine is made, and the differences between antibiotics and vaccines through hands-on activities led by future pharmacists. Students will be in the Life Science Lab Atrium on Fridays from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Discover Science with Me Sessions

$20 Members | $25 Non-Members

Our early childhood program, specifically designed for young scientists, ages three to six, is aimed at providing opportunities for little ones and their caregivers to wonder, play and discover together.

View the latest schedule for Discover Science With Me





Step inside the vault and take a peek at treasures from our very own Saint Louis Science Center Collections. This is the largest display of Collections objects in the Science Center’s 30-year history and includes many items that the public has not seen up close before. Several objects were donated by individuals who were collectors and provide us with some interesting artifacts and specimens to examine.

So what’s in the vault? This exhibition will feature the collections of six individuals, highlighting the best and most interesting artifacts and specimens in each. Included are stunning minerals from the Hansen Mineral Collection, exquisite lamps from the Morton Lighting Collection that helps to tell the story of lighting technology over the past 2,000 years, and the Barker Shell Collection which boasts shells with a variety of colors, sizes, shapes and patterns from across the world’s oceans. Also included is the fascinating Davis Miniature Collection with miniature statues and objects representing both human and animal forms, a variety of plant and animal fossils from the Stinchcomb Fossil Collection and finally the Grimm Elephant Collection, a collection focused on this unique animal.

Join us Inside the Vault to explore these fascinating artifacts for yourself.