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The Saint Louis Science Center was named a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate in 2016. This status provides access to Smithsonian artifacts, traveling exhibitions, and educational collaborations locally and nationally.
“We are very pleased to join the ranks of some very distinguished organizations and institutions across the country,” said Bert Vescolani, president and CEO of the Saint Louis Science Center. “Having the opportunity to share Smithsonian artifacts, including space capsules, aircraft and rare minerals with our visitors will help to spark interest and excitement in science and the important role it plays in our lives.”
Due to the new Smithsonian Affiliate status, the Science Center will also be hosting “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission,” a special exhibition from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
New Addition to Mercury Display: On loan from the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, this hatch (top), built in 1963 for the Mercury 7 astronauts, used an igniter to trigger an explosive to blow the bolts off for an easy exit.
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Members can enjoy all the great benefits of a Science Center Membership
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Smithsonian benefits include Smithsonian or Air & Space Magazine, reciprocal admission benefits at over 200 Smithsonian Affiliate Museums, discounts and much more.
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