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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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Updated: January 13, 2021

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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Activity: Areology
The Perseverance rover will gather samples from Martian rocks and soil using its drill. The rover will then store the sample cores in tubes on the Martian surface. This entire process is called “sample caching”. Perseverance will be the first mission to demonstrate this on Mars. It could potentially pave the way for future missions that could collect the samples and return them to Earth for intensive laboratory analysis.

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Mars Opposition 2020
Mars will be visible all night in St. Louis on October 13th. Join our McDonnell Planetarium Manager, Will, to find out how to view our neighbor this month!

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GERMBUSTERS! A STEAM Performance Suited For A Pandemic
If you had to pick one topic in science that’s on just about everyone’s mind right now, viruses are probably a safe bet. The global SARS-COV-2 pandemic has stretched into more than a quarter of the year and, with no end in sight, remains an area of focus for scientists and doctors around the world. It’s something that John Nahon, Manager of Energy Stage and Earth Sciences at the Saint Louis Science Center, believes the community needs to know more about.

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Stream OMNIMAX® Movies For Free

You can now experience OMNIMAX® Theater films in the comfort of your own home. Watch free from your computer or mobile device!

The Saint Louis Science Center is pleased to partner with Giant Screen Films in order to offer several popular OMNIMAX Theater titles online while theaters are temporarily closed. We look forward to welcoming guests back soon, but in the meantime, enjoy these IMAX® movies.

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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 memberships@slsc.org. 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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