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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: $5.00

Military: $4.00

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. 

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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