Welcome to your science center.
The Saint Louis Science Center welcomes visitors of all backgrounds and ability levels. Our facility is accessible to visitors with disabilities, as well as visitors with strollers, scooters, and walkers.
The Oakland Building parking lot features parking for vehicles displaying disabled placards. Visitors may wish to drop off individuals with mobility concerns in the circle drive in front of the Oakland building.
Parking at the Planetarium is closed.
Strollers, Wheelchairs, and Motorized Scooters
Elevators and ramps serve all public areas, including the OMNIMAX® Theater, McDonnell Planetarium, and GROW Pavilion and Gallery. Convenient wheelchair-accessible seating for the OMNIMAX is available via the third floor theater entrance.
As noted above, wheelchairs and strollers are free to rent and are available in the lobbies of the Oakland Building and the McDonnell Planetarium. The Science Center also has a limited number of motorized scooters available for a $25 fee. Please ask a Visitor Services team member and they will be happy to assist you. Please note that supplies are limited.
Closed Captioning and Assistive Hearing Devices
The Omnimax Theater has enhanced accessibility experience for everyone. This includes:
To access these devices or for more information speak with an OMNIMAX theater staff member.
James S. McDonnell Planetarium
The McDonnell Planetarium also offers hearing assist devices for star shows. When ordering tickets please let your reservationist know you’re interested in a hearing assist device, or see a Planetarium team member before your program begins.
Service animals are welcome inside the Science Center as they are specifically trained to aid a person with a disability. Pets are not allowed.
Groups & Camps
Groups with accessibility questions or special programming requests should contact our Group Sales Manager at 1.314.289.4424. Camp programs through the Science Center’s Public Programs department allow campers to bring their own aides. Call 314.289.4439 for more information.
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.