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.

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You can also reserve tickets by calling our box office at 314.289.4400.

Flight Pass

Up to 30% Savings

Virtual Reality Transporter Ticket
1 Motion Simulator or 1 360 Flight Simulator Ride
Planetarium Star Show Ticket

Flight Passes are available at the Science Center or over the phone. Call us at 314.289.4400 to reserve your passes or purchase them at our Box Office in the main lobby or Planetarium lobby today.

Offer available only until November 28, 2019

Parking Specials

  • Senior Tuesdays – $5 parking for Seniors
  • $5 Parking Special – If you spend over $20 on POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION and/or Simulators, we will discount your parking to $5. (no other discounts apply)

Pricing of our special attractions.

OMNIMAX® Theater Films (Closed for Renovations)
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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
  • Children (ages 2-12) / Seniors (ages 60+): $9
  • College Students with ID: $9
  • Military: $7
  • Members: Free
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
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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
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: Free
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
  • Military: $X
  • Members: $9
Tractor Run at GROW Pavilion
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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
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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). Free parking is available at the McDonnell Planetarium, which is connected to the Oakland Building by a walkable Skybridge over Interstate 64/Highway 40. Parking is free for members.

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 or more. 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 314.289.1419.

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.

Senior Tuesdays

Visitors over the age of 60 receive special discounts on Tuesdays. Senior Tuesday tickets are available at the Science Center, or by calling 314.289.4400. Discounts include $7 OMNIMAX films, $4 McDonnell Planetarium shows, and $5 parking.

OMNIMAX Double Feature Discount

See two OMNIMAX films in one day and receive a special ticket rate: $15 for adults (ages 13-59) and $12 for children (ages 2-12) and seniors (60+).

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