To ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning

That’s the nonprofit mission at the heart of everything we do at the Science Center — everything you make possible. St. Louis is part of our DNA, and for nearly three decades supporters throughout our city, community, and region have joined that mission to deliver science education to everyone from families and school groups, children and seniors, to underserved communities and more.

Your support. Your impact.

Memberships, supporting memberships, and donations to the Annual Fund and our Youth Exploring Science (YES) Program help in ways that directly impact our community and our world. Members and donors…

Provide access to science learning, which nurtures curiosity and sparks the innovations of tomorrow.

Provide access to science learning, which nurtures curiosity and sparks the innovations of tomorrow. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) plays a more vital role than ever in understanding our world and preparing for our future in important areas like healthcare, climate science, food production, sustainability and more.

Enable community outreach programs like Youth Exploring Science (YES). The Science Center’s Community Science department facilitates a range of engagement efforts for those in the St. Louis community who lack access to quality STEAM learning opportunities.

Prepare young minds...STEAM jobs of tomorrow

Prepare young minds today for the STEAM jobs of tomorrow by sparking their interest in science. A diverse STEAM workforce allows for more economic investment and employment opportunities across communities, all making for a stronger St. Louis.

Empower teachers to discover and adopt innovative methods for teaching science in classroom settings. Our professional development programs help educators connect their students with STEAM in new and engaging ways.

Give the Science Center the resources to care for its robust collection of over 100,000 genuine science artifacts. Comprising items from natural history, medicine, technology and more, the Science Center’s Collections are routinely displayed for guests, and many hold invaluable ties to St. Louis’ past.

Help our educators and team create exciting new ways to connect our community with science. Support means updates to our free galleries and more robust science programming as well as brand new experiences like GameXPloration and GROW.

Help our educators and team create exciting new ways to connect our community with science.

Ensure that the Science Center remains able to offer free admission to everyone

Ensure that the Science Center remains able to offer free admission to everyone. Your support allows our team to provide free access to STEAM learning 363 days a year.

Pop-Up Science Brings Drone Flying to the St. Louis Community

Sparking an interest in science doesn’t just happen inside the Science Center. This summer, as part of the Summertime Science program, teens in the Science Center’s Youth Exploring Science Program brought pop-up STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities focusing on space and flight to several corners of the St. Louis community.

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2021 NFTE Regionals winner Nehtia Hazelwood
YES Gets Ready to Put Entrepreneurship into Action at the 2021 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
Science of the Zodiac Combines Aha Moments with the Science of the Stars Above
Outbreak & Mission: Control the Spread Tell the Story of Pandemics and the Scientists and Engineers Fighting Back.
Let the Stars Guide You: Sending Off the YES 2021 Graduates.
New Digital Programs Ignite the Curiosity of St. Louis’s Classrooms and Communities
New Digital Programs Ignite the Curiosity of St. Louis’ Classrooms and Communities
YES supervisor Bill Stanard works with one of the YES Teens
The Youth Exploring Science Program Takes A Hybrid Approach to Hands-On Learning
Winter Wonders Brings SciFest Back to the Science Center
The Youth Exploring Science Program Takes A Hybrid Approach to Hands-On Learning
Keeping St. Louis Connected with Curiosity
First Friday from Home Continues to Explore the Science in Sci-Fi and Fantasy
GermBusters! A STEAM Performance Suited for a Pandemic
From Clean Energy to Community: Sustainability and the Giant Picture
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Thanks to you, this year’s Give STL Day was our biggest yet.
Behind First Friday: A Conversation with Christina Carlson
Python Games
YES Program: Computer Science Week

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