The Saint Louis Science Center is one of the nation’s only free nonprofit museums. General admission is always free.

Proceeds from special attraction ticket sales and parking fees support our mission by helping us create innovative science and technology programs for children, teens, and adults throughout St. Louis.

Explore Safe

The Science Center is required to adhere to capacity limits set by the City of St. Louis. Because of this, all guests will be required to have a general admission ticket.

General admission tickets have an entry time to limit capacity to the building.

Be sure to review our guidelines and safety policies before you arrive.

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Make Your Reservation

Reserve Online

An online service fee of $3.50 applies to reservations, which covers the cost of the online system and its maintenance.

Guests are welcome to make reservations at no cost via our reservation phone line.

Call 314-289-4424

A limited number of on-site admission tickets may be available for each hour. Tickets will be subject to availability.

Guests are encouraged to reserve entry tickets prior to arrival.

Reserve tickets.

You can also reserve tickets by calling our box office at 314.289.4424.

Pricing of our special attractions.

OMNIMAX® Theater Films
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At the OMNIMAX – also known as an IMAX Dome® Theater – architecture and technology combine to create experiences that transport you out of the theater to entirely new worlds.

  • Adults (ages 13-59): $10.95
  • Children (ages 2-12) / Seniors (ages 60+): $8.95
  • College Students with ID: $8.95
  • Military: $7.95
  • Members: Free based on Membership level

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McDonnell Planetarium Shows
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Experience the night sky in an all new way at the McDonnell Planetarium. Choose from several star shows throughout the day.

  • Adults (ages 13-59): $6
  • Children (ages 2-12) / Seniors (ages 60+): $5
  • Military: $4
  • Members: Free
  • Prices may vary depending on shows.

Star Show Schedule

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Discovery Room (closed)
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Currently Closed

Explore the Discovery Room with your young scientist and immerse yourself in science learning through play. The Discovery Room is open to everyone, but is designed for young learners ages under 8 and their families.
Tickets are available at the Science Center. Call our box office at 314.289.4400 for more information.

  • All Ages: $5
  • Military: $4
  • Members: Free

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Experience Flight Simulators
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Board our innovative flight simulator to race through snow-covered mountains, ride a “solar coaster” through space, take a journey through the Bermuda triangle, or control your own air combat adventure.
Tickets are available at the Science Center. Call our box office at 314.289.4400 for more information.

  • Pulesworks Simulator: $5 all ages
  • I-360 Interactive Flight Simulator: $7 all ages, $6 members
  • Take the Controls! Simulator: (closed)

Tickets available on-site at the box-office or at the Flight Simulator desk.

Virtual Reality Transporter
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Our four-person Virtual Reality Transporter pitches, elevates, and rolls to give you the adventure of a lifetime. Take a spacewalk, enjoy an undersea adventure, or travel from the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station.

Tickets are available at the Science Center. Call our box office at 314.289.4400 for more information.

  • All Ages: $10
  • Members: $9

Tickets available on-site at the box-office or at the Virtual Reality Transporter

Tractor Run at GROW Pavilion (closed)
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Currently closed

Introduce your children to life on the farm with Tractor Run at GROW. Kids can take the wheel of a mini-tractor and ride around our fun, farm-inspired track.
Tickets are available at the Science Center. Call our box office at 314.289.4400 for more information.

  • Children: $2 per 4-minute ride

Tickets available on-site at the box-office or in GROW

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Parking at our Oakland lot at 5050 Oakland Avenue costs $10 during our regular season (typically September through May) and $12 during the summer season (typically May through September). Parking is currently not available at the McDonnell Planetarium. Parking is free for members.

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Special discounts.

Member Discounts

In addition to free parking, Saint Louis Science Center members receive special benefits with every visit. Additional membership levels offer tickets for the whole family, as well as free McDonnell Planetarium tickets, Discovery Room tickets, special shopping discounts and invitations to members-only events.

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Group Discounts

Discounts are available for groups of 10 people. Whether you’re a school group, corporate group, retirement community, church group, or part of a tour experience, we’re thrilled to help you plan an unforgettable visit.

Groups & Field Trips

For additional information, contact Group Sales at 1.314.289.4424.

Military and AAA Discounts

Select Military and AAA Discounts are available onsite at the Science Center with your military or member ID. These discounts cannot be applied to tickets purchased through our website.

Special discounts may not be combined with any other discount offers.