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 and youths:
  • Turkey sandwich
  • PB&J
  • Pepperoni or Cheese EZ Pizza slice

Sides include juice, goldfish snack for children, juice, fresh fruit and a cookie for youths.

Recommendations for adults:
  • Sandwiches, including Italian Club and B.A.L.T.
  • Wraps, including Chicken Caesar and Mediterranean
  • Pepperoni or Cheeze EZ Pizza Slice
  • Garden salad with grilled chicken

Bistro & To-Go Lunches

Make your adult lunch items Bistro Lunches. Bistro Lunches include exclusive sides, include the Science Center’s house-made chips, a gourmet side dish and chef’s choice of dessert.

And if you’re looking for an impromptu picnic in Forest Park or dining on-the-go on your tour bus, Bistro Lunches can be packaged in convenient to-go boxes with napkins and silverware.

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
  • French Toast Bake
  • 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.

Full Breakfast with thick sliced bacon, breakfast potatoes, and fresh fruit.

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

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
  • Desserts, including house-made chocolate chip cookies, rice crispy treats and brownie bars
  • Snack Boxes, including assortments of vegetables, hummus, crackers, trail mix and more

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.