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Members enjoy FREE parking and FREE tickets with EVERY visit!

Shopping, Dining, Amenities

For questions or to purchase tickets, please call 314.289.4400. Tickets for special exhibitions, OMNIMAX® THEATER films and James S. McDonnell Planetarium shows can be purchased online in advance. Click here to visit our buy tickets page.

Tickets are available on-site for the Discovery Room, the Experience Flight Simulators and the Tractor Run in our GROW exhibit.

General Admission Free
 All Day Parking

Summer Season

(May 27 – September 4, 2017): $12.00

Regular Season

(September 5, 2017 – May 25, 2018): $10.00

Members: Free with valid membership card

Forest Park Trolley Adult: $2.00

Child, Senior: $1.00

Click here to learn more.

Ages for tickets Adult: 13 – 59

Child: 2 – 12

Senior: 60+

OMNIMAX® Theater Adult: $10.00

Child/Senior: $9.00

College Student with ID: $9.00

Military: $7.00

Members: Free tickets based on membership level

Discovery Room All Ages: $4.00

Military: $3.00

Members: Free

James S. McDonnell Planetarium Shows Adult: $6.00

Child/Senior: $5.00

Military: $4.00

Members: Free

Click here for more details. Prices may vary depending on the show.

Senior Tuesdays

Visitors age 60+ receive special discounts on Tuesdays. Senior Tuesday tickets are available by calling 314.289.4400 or at the ticket office.

  • OMNIMAX® Theater Films: $7.00
  • James S. McDonnell Planetarium Shows: $4.00
  • Parking: $5.00

Double Feature

See two OMNIMAX® Theater Films in one day and receive a special ticket rate.

  • Adult (Ages 13-59): $15.00
  • Child/Senior (Child 2-12, Senior 60+): $12.00

Please note: Special discounts may not be combined with any other discount offer. 

The Science Center is accessible to visitors with disabilities and strollers:

  • Elevators and ramps serve all public areas including the OMNIMAX® Theater and the James S. McDonnell Planetarium.
  • The OMNIMAX® Theater offers Rear Window open-captioning service for all films and at all showtimes, except as noted on the showtimes page.
  • A limited number of wheelchairs and strollers are available at no charge.
  • Complete Braille guides are available for the Liftoff gallery at the Planetarium desk.

Section 504 Disability Grievance Procedure:

It is the policy of the Saint Louis Science Center not to discriminate on the basis of disability. The Saint Louis Science Center has adopted a grievance procedure which provides for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints which allege any action prohibited by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and applicable state law.

These laws prohibit retaliation against an individual who files a complaint regarding disability discrimination, files a grievance under this procedure, or cooperates in the investigation of such complaint or grievance.  In accordance with the disability laws, persons who are qualified individuals with disabilities as defined by law may request reasonable accommodations which afford them equal opportunity to access, use, and/or participate in the programs, activities, and facilities available at the Saint Louis Science Center. Employees requesting reasonable accommodations should contact the Human Resources Department.

The Saint Louis Science Center will provide those reasonable accommodations unless they would present an undue financial or administrative burden or make a fundamental alteration to the nature of the program or activity. If a requested accommodation presents an undue burden or makes a fundamental alteration, the Saint Louis Science Center will attempt to propose alternative solutions and/or accommodations which do not create such hardship or make such alteration. The Saint Louis Science Center will work in good faith with the person requesting the accommodation to determine the availability of an acceptable alternative. Visitors who wish to request a reasonable accommodation, or who have questions about that process, should contact:  Terri Edney Section 504 Coordinator Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Avenue Saint Louis, MO 63110 (314) 289-4428


  • Grievances are to be submitted to the Section 504 Coordinator within 30 days of the date the person filing the grievance becomes aware of the alleged discriminatory action.
  • The grievance is to contain the name, address, phone and email address of the person filing it, a description of the problem or action alleged to be discriminatory or retaliatory, and the remedy or relief sought.
  • The Section 504 Coordinator (or their designee) shall begin an investigation of the grievance within 30 business days of the grievance receipt. The investigation generally will include interviews of the person who submitted the grievance; relevant individuals referenced in the grievance, and may include additional interviews as appropriate. The person bringing the grievance and the person responding to the grievance may identify additional persons and/or documents they believe would be relevant and helpful to the investigation of the grievance.
  • Absent exceptional circumstances, the Section 504 Coordinator (or their designee) typically will issue a written decision on the grievance no later than 45 days after its filing. The complaining party and responding party will be notified of the decision.
  • The decision of the Section 504 Coordinator (or their designee) may be appealed in writing to Barbara Boyle, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 within 15 days of receiving the decision. The appeal is to contain the reasons why the person believes the decision should be changed and state the change (s) sought. Absent exceptional circumstances, the Chief Operating and Financial Officer shall issue a written decision response to the appeal no later than 30 days after its filing.

The Saint Louis Science Center will make arrangements to ensure that people with disabilities are provided other appropriate accommodations, if needed, to participate in the grievance process. Such arrangements will be made by the Section 504 Coordinator.

EZ Pizza (located on the first floor)

9:30 am – 4:00 pm, lunch is available at 11:00 am

The Loft (located near the OMNIMAX® Theater on the second floor)

9:30 am – 4:15 pm*

Summer Hours (May 5 – September 4, 2017): 9:30 am – 5:15 pm*

*Closes 15 minutes after the last OMNIMAX® Theater show begins. 

Science Café (located on the first floor)

9:30 am – 4:00 pm, lunch is available at 11:00 am

Fermentation Station (located in our GROW Exhibit)

April Hours: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Summer Hours (May 5 – September 4, 2017): 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • An ATM is located in the front lobby near the Information Desk
  • Lockers are available for 25 cents on the lower level
  • A private room is available for nursing mothers on the lower level

Find the perfect gift for budding scientists and seasoned science enthusiasts in the ExploreStore.

Regular Hours: 

Monday – Saturday:  9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Sunday:  11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Summer Hours: 

Monday – Saturday:  9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Sunday:  11:00 am – 5:30 pm

Science at Sunset Hours: 

Thursdays from June 1 to August 10: 9:30 am – 8:00 pm

Build-A-Dino at the Science Center is the only location in St. Louis where visitors can make their very own best friendosaur.

Regular Hours: 

Monday – Saturday:  9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Sunday:  11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Summer Hours: 

Monday – Saturday:  9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday (June 1 to August 10): 9:30 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday:  11:00 am – 5:30 pm

If you lose something during your visit, please visit the main lobby in the 5050 Oakland Building. We also have a hotline to try and help you connect with your lost belongings. Please call 314.286.4636 or 800.456.7572 extension 4636 to leave a message along with your phone number. Calls are returned on a regular basis.

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