Connect with Curiosity

Science comes alive in your home!

The Saint Louis Science Center is continuing to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning by using online content to engage our guests and members of all ages to keep learning and growing. Look for DIY science experiments that can be done at home, Amazing Science Demonstrations from our Energy Stage team, connections to local scientists, astronomy updates from our McDonnell Planetarium team, live chats and more.

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Planting vegetables and flowers from seed
Happy Spring! Let’s take a look at how we get our vegetable and flower plants started from seed with Maddie from our GROW Gallery!

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3D Printer3D Printing Mask Accessories

Watch time-lapses of 3 mask accessories 3d printed in our Makerspace Gallery. The text under each video describes the model and its use so you can download and print your own 3d mask accessories! The original modeler’s information is also included so you can download and print them as well.

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Landing is hard!

After traveling seven months to reach Mars, the Perseverance rover still has to land successfully on the surface of the Red Planet on February 18th. Learn more from NASA Solar System Ambassador John Mackin about what it will take for the rover to make it all the way to Mars, including the “seven minutes of terror” through entry, descent, and landing.

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Are the Bees Buzzing over Winter?
Fall is a nerve-wracking time for honeybee keepers, who often fret about whether their bees have enough honey reserves to survive the winter or whether mites have decimated their bee populations. Bees will typically only leave their hive when the weather is pleasant (at least in the 50Fs and sunny), so it’s hard to walk by a hive with seemingly no activity and wonder what is going on in there.

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Connect with your museum. Support science for everyone.

As a nonprofit organization, the Saint Louis Science Center relies on the generous support of members, donors and our community to power our mission to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning. Science has never been more relevant in our daily lives or more vital for our future, but you can help.

Become a member or make a donation to our Annual Fund today and keep science learning open for everyone in our community. Your membership or gift makes initiatives like Science @ Home, outreach efforts like Community Science and the Science Center’s daily operation possible.

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Astronomy Fact of the Day
Learn about space and astronomy every day from our James S. McDonnell Planetarium! Moons, stars, planets and the history of how we’ve learned about our universe.

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Every Wednesday at 10 AM!

The Collections Department
Learn about some of the over 100,000 artifacts in our Collections Department. Kristina will take you through some of the more interesting, and oddball, items from our archives.

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STEM Demos
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Watch John at our Energy Stage Demonstrate what makes clouds, colorful fire, and whoosh rockets.

Science @ Home
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Explore the nature of the universe with these fun science activities you can do at home! Using safe and inexpensive materials you have around the house, these activities will be sure to get you asking questions and engaging with the ways that science is all around you.

Space Science
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Learn about the night sky above in the St. Louis Region and learn new Astronomy Facts every day!

Animal Science
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Go behind-the-scenes and see how we care for all of the different types of animals that live at the Science Center.

The Collections Department
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Did you know that the Science Center has more than 100,000 artifacts? Check out this video for a look at some of the amazing things that our Collection Department has and be sure to check back every Wednesday as we feature a new artifact from the collection.

Membership Science
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Our members have been busy at home working on science experiments and expanding their curiosity. If you want to share your own moments, submit your videos and photos to We can’t wait to see them.

Community Science
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The community science department is about giving, contributing, and helping individuals connect with the Saint Louis Science Center. We engage in outreach on a daily basis by aligning ourselves with the Science Center’s mission, “to ignite and sustain life-long science and technology learning.”

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Boy using space shuttle in Discovery Room.

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