ST. LOUIS, MO.–Jan. 13, 2022-

Due to the surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 within the St. Louis community, the Saint Louis Science Center announced it will temporarily close for approximately two weeks, effective at 4:30pm on Monday,Jan. 17. The organization plans to reopen at 9:30am on Thursday, Feb. 3, but will continue to evaluate the situation throughout the closure.

“Throughout the pandemic, the Science Center has been following guidance from the CDC and city health officials closely to ensure the safety of our community, guests and team members,” said Todd Bastean, president and CEO of the Science Center. “We are confident that our protocols–including masking, capacity limits, deep cleaning of all spaces, daily health screenings of team members and requiring team members to be fully vaccinated –have been effective in providing a safe environment to visit and work. However, as a science-based community institution, we feel it is important to honor the request of local health officials to stay home as much as possible to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and ease the strain on local healthcare systems.

”Over the course of the pandemic, the Science Center partnered with the St. Louis City Health Department to create tools to help the public learn more about viruses, vaccines, vaccine development and preventing illness. To learn more about these resources, please visit

During this time, the Science Center will continue to provide virtual science content and the latest news about the Science Center at, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Bastean added, “We appreciate the community’s support during these challenging times. Now more than ever, we can see how science is at work in our daily lives. We look forward to welcoming the community back to the Science Center soon and hope that, in the meantime, we all do our part to keep our community as safe as possible.”

Those who have previously purchased tickets for this time period can contact the Science Center’s reservations office at 314.289.4424 during regular business hours. Tickets for Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family, previously scheduled to close on Jan. 24, will be refunded

Saint Louis Science Center
The mission of the Saint Louis Science Center is to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning. Named a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate in 2016, the Saint Louis Science Center features more than 700 interactive exhibits, as well as a five-story OMNIMAX® Theater, Boeing Hall and the James S. McDonnell Planetarium.

For more information, contact:
Mindy Peirce