With so much to do at the Saint Louis Science Center, and with so much curiosity to satisfy, your group is bound to get hungry along the way.

Whether you’re looking to start the day on the right foot with an out-of-this-world breakfast, or take a break midday with lunch or a snack, our culinary team has you covered.

Please note that group food orders must be placed and paid for at least 10 days in advance. If you have questions about feeding your group while you’re here, please contact Group Sales by phone at 314.289.1419, or email us.

The Dino Den

The Saint Louis Science Center offers a dedicated indoor space for groups with catered and sack lunches. The Dino Den is located on the Lower Level of the Oakland Building and can be reserved in advance with a paid activity or catered lunches from the museum.

Dino Den FAQ

The Saint Louis Science Center now offers a dedicated indoor group lunch space for both catered and sack lunches. Reserved lunch space in the Dino Den is available as a free add-on for groups doing a paid activity or ordering catered lunches from the museum.

Looking to dine in the Dino Den?
Schedule your group’s visit at slsc.org/groups or contact Group Sales at 314.289.1419. As you set up your visit, be sure to ask about reserving lunch space. Schedule your visit early, as space in the Dino Den is limited and may not be available for all groups.

What about groups not doing a paid activity?
Reserved lunch space in the Dino Den is only available for groups doing a paid activity at the museum. If your group is coming to the museum for a free self-guided tour, ask about availability at the box office during check-in to select from any open timeslots. Unfortunately, space cannot be guaranteed or reserved in advance without a paid activity or catered lunches from the Science Center.

What happens if the Dino Den is unavailable?
Should the Dino Den be unavailable at your preferred lunch time, your group will need to select from an available timeslot or eat outside the museum at the picnic tables near the Oakland Building entrance, in Forest Park or on their bus/shuttle. Additional indoor space for sack lunches is not available. (Note that sack lunches are no longer allowed at the Energy Stage science demonstration area.)

Download the Dino Den policies.

Group Lunches

Include lunch with your visit. Group Lunches from the Science Center are affordable and offer a range of options suitable for anyone, from students to seniors. Group Lunches come with assorted sides and a drink, as well as a cookie for dessert.

Recommendations for children:
  • Turkey & cheese sandwich
  • PB&J sandwich
  • Pepperoni or Cheese EZ Pizza slice
Recommendations for adults:
  • Sandwiches, including Smoked Turkey, Roast Beef & B.A.L.T.
  • Wraps, including Smoked Chicken and Veggie
  • Pepperoni or Cheese EZ Pizza Slice
  • Salads, including Cobb and St. Louis Italian

Breakfast Buffet

Start your group’s visit with a delicious breakfast buffet in the Science Center’s 2nd Floor Loft Café. Group members can overlook the Emerson Lobby and get a glimpse of beautiful Forest Park as they enjoy breakfast before the Science Center opens to the public at 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast buffets are available to groups of 10 or more and must be reserved and paid at least 10 days in advance.

Pick one entrée item
  • Ham and Cheese Quiche
  • Spinach and Cheese Strata
Add your breakfast buffet

Granola Buffet featuring house-made granola, Greek yogurt, dried cranberries, sugar pecans, mixed berries and clover honey.

Oatmeal Buffet with steel-cut oatmeal, brown sugar, dried cranberries, sugar pecans, and mixed berries, as well as complimentary coffee, juice and water.

Breakfast buffets include complimentary coffee, orange juice and water.

Looking for more?

  • Add on assorted pastries & muffins for $2.00 per person
  • Include discounted OMNIMAX Theater or Special Exhibition tickets for an after-breakfast activity.

Download the Breakfast Buffet PDF to email food order

Bistro TO-GO Lunches

Astronomic meets gastronomic with our Bistro to-go Lunches*. They’re perfectly packaged for a sit-down meal in between activities—or, for groups on the go, the best way to have an impromptu picnic in beautiful Forest Park or a gourmet bite to eat on the way to the next destination.

  • Turkey Wrap
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap
  • Cajun Chicken Wrap
  • Vegan Wrap
  • Signature Turkey Club
  • Slow Cooked Beef Sandwich

*Bistro To-Go Lunches come boxed in convenient to-go containers with house chips and chef’s choice of dessert, as well as napkins, silverware, and bottled water.

To-Go Snacks

To-Go Snacks come packaged in easy-to-carry containers, making them the perfect way to enjoy a mid-visit snack or tide your group over on a day trip packed with fun.

Choose from a variety of delicious snacks, including the following:
  • House Chips w/ French Onion dip
  • Buttered popcorn w/ a bottled drink
  • Fresh cut, pickled or herb roasted local vegetables w/ pesto ranch
  • SLSC red pepper or roasted garlic hummus and pita chips
  • Desserts, including house-made chocolate chip cookies, rice crispy treats and brownie bars

Plan Ahead

All groups should also be aware of our Group Policies, and should print, fill out out and bring our Group Policies Acknowledgement form. For more information, contact our Group Visits team by phone at 314.289.1419, or email us.