OMNIMAX® Theater will be transformed with next-generation IMAX® with Laser

OMNIMAX Theater will be temporarily closing July 29 and reopening in late November Since 1991, more than 8.7 million visitors have seen an OMNIMAX Theater film. The original film projection system will be replaced with next-generation laser technology designed specifically for domed theater environments-IMAX® with Laser. “The Science Center is thrilled to make this major… Continue reading

Saint Louis Science Center’s Youth Exploring Science Program Celebrates 20th Graduating Class

ST. LOUIS, MO.(April 29, 2019) – The Saint Louis Science Center’s Youth Exploring Science (YES) Program is proud to celebrate its 20th graduating class. The program works with teens from communities traditionally underrepresented in science-related career fields throughout their high school years to increase their interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). The… Continue reading

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POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION to Open at the Saint Louis Science Center Alongside New OMNIMAX® Theater Film VOLCANOES: THE FIRES OF CREATION

ST. LOUIS, MO. (APRIL 8, 2019) – On May 17, the Saint Louis Science Center will open POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION, a traveling exhibition that highlights the history of the Roman city of Pompeii and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., which left the city destroyed –yet perfectly preserved –under 15 feet of ash… Continue reading

Special Exhibitions, Films and Events Highlight 2019 Schedule

The Saint Louis Science Center is gearing up for an exciting 2019 which will feature two special exhibitions, three OMNIMAX® Theater films and special events. Learn more about these special exhibitions, films and events below. Special Exhibitions • GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World opens on Jan. 19 and runs until April 14. This… Continue reading

McDonnell Planetarium bow tradition began as 1966 prank

For many St. Louisans, the big red bow and ribbon going up around the James S. McDonnell Planetarium symbolizes the official start of the holiday season. What many people don’t know about this tradition is that it actually began as a prank. On December 17, 1966, 15 to 20 students from the Washington University in… Continue reading