Amenities

ATM

You will find an ATM in the Oakland Building lobby next to the Information Desk.

Personal Lockers

Lockers are available for 25 cents on the Oakland Building’s Lower Level.

Private Nursing Rooms

A private nursing room is available on the Oakland Building’s Lower Level. Please go to the Information Desk in the Oakland Building lobby, and a Visitor Services Agent will assist you. While we do provide a private, secure area for nursing mothers, it is not required that you use this area. There are plenty of benches and/or chairs throughout the Science Center that will be easily accessible during your visit.

First Aid

If you need first aid or assistance, the nearest staff member or security officer can help. Our First Aid room is located just off the Oakland Building lobby.

Lost and Found

If you lose something during your visit, please visit the Information Desk in the Oakland Building lobby, or call our hotline at 314.286.4636 or 800.456.7572, ext. 4636. Leave a message with your phone number and a detailed description of the lost object. Calls are returned on a regular basis.

Strollers, Wheelchairs, and Motorized Scooters

Wheelchairs and strollers are free to rent and are available in the lobbies of the Oakland Building and the James S. 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.

Accessibility

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.

Parking

The Oakland Building and McDonnell Planetarium parking lots feature parking for vehicles displaying disabled placards. Visitors may wish to drop off individuals with mobility concerns in the circle drives in front of either entrance.

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 offers Rear Window® captioning services for visitors with hearing impairments. Rear Window captions are offered for each film, except as noted on the OMNIMAX Showtimes page. When ordering tickets, please let your reservationist know you’re interested in Rear Window captioning, or see an OMNIMAX team member before your program begins.

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.

Interpreters, Assistive Services and Aides

The Saint Louis Science Center is proud to partner with Paraquad and Deaf Way Interpretive Services to offer accessibility services for visitors. To ensure availability, please give us at least 48 hours’ notice before your visit by calling 314.289.4400.

Complete Braille guides are available for the Planetarium lobby’s Liftoff: Space exhibit at the Planetarium box office upon request. The Liftoff gallery also offers tactile models of the Mercury and Gemini spacecraft, as well as models of the Planetarium’s StarBay and building exterior. The models of the Mercury and Gemini spacecraft and StarBay feature large print materials for visitors thanks to a generous grant from Lighthouse for the Blind Saint Louis.

With advance notice, the Planetarium offers Feeling the Stars, a custom tactile program for visitors with vision impairments that pairs with The Little Star That Could.

Service Animals

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 314.289.1419. 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.

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Questions?

For questions or concerns about accessibility, or special programming, please contact the Reservations department at 314.289.4400. Visitor Service Comment Cards are also available upon request if you wish to provide feedback after your visit.