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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General admission tickets are no longer required for Science Center guests. Guests may enter on a walk-in basis throughout the day..

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

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Members can take advantage of their benefits by logging in online*.

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*Free OMNIMAX® Theater tickets cannot be reserved online

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An online service fee of $3.50 applies to purchases online, which covers the cost of the online system and its maintenance. When calling our reservation line there are no service fees.


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MEMBERSHIP SALE

20% off PLUS and MAX Memberships!

Members receive 50% off the Tyrannosaurs: Meet The Family Exhibition tickets and free OMNIMAX® Theater tickets to see Dinosaurs of Antarctica!

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Tyrannosaurs: Meet The Family
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Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family–the world’s first exhibition showcasing the newly revised tyrannosaur family tree–comes roaring into the Science Center, giving you the chance to learn more about the entire tyrannosaur gang!

Come face-to-face with a life-sized T. rex, see a dramatic array of fossils and casts of tyrannosaur specimens, run for your life in a virtual experience, hatch a dinosaur egg and more in this immersive, multimedia exhibition that sheds new light on these ancient carnivores.

  • Adults (ages 13-59): $14.95
  • Seniors (ages 60+): $12.95
  • Children (ages 5-12) : $10.95
  • Children (4 and under): FREE*
  • Military: Discount Available
  • Members: $7.50

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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

*Available at our box office only

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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
  • Combo (1 Planetarium ticket + 1 OMNIMAX ticket): $13.95*
  • Members: Free
  • Prices may vary depending on shows.

Star Show Schedule

*Available at our box office only

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Discover Science with Me
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This program is designed especially for young scientists, ages three to six, and their families and friends. Sessions are aimed at providing opportunities for little ones and their caregivers to wonder, play and discover together.

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

  • Non-Members: $25
  • Members: $20

Learn more about this program and choose your session

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

Parking
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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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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 Discounts

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

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

Collector Pins!

Get your Saint Louis Science Center collector pins at our main desk in the front lobby. Each pin is $1.

The pins are limited editions! We won’t produce anymore of these one of a kind pins. Once they are gone, they are gone!

Get them all today and help support STEAM and educational programs at the Saint Louis Science Center.

As newer pins are added, you can add to your collection!