Saint Louis Science Center

5050 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110- Map It
Phone: (314) 289-4400
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Saint Louis Science Center is at 5050 Oakland Ave. in Forest Park. The center encourages hands-on exploration of such diverse topics as agriculture, aviation, cosmology, ecology, engineering, medicine and space science. Visitors can program a robot, use a radar gun to clock the speed of traffic passing under a glass bridge above I-64, conduct an experiment in the Life Science Lab and build a replica of the Gateway Arch. The Discovery Room features imaginative science activities for ages 2-8. Nature, wildlife and adventure films from around the world are shown daily in the four-story OMNIMAX Theater. The James S. McDonnell Planetarium features a space station experience and a high-tech view of 9,000 stars in the night sky.
Exhibits gallery free. A fee may be charged for special exhibitions. Planetarium $6; $5 (ages 2-12 and 60+); $4 (military with ID). OMNIMAX Theater $10; $9 (ages 2-12 and 60+). Discovery Room $4 (ages 1+); $3 (military with ID). Tickets should be purchased early in the day. Advance tickets are available. Parking: $12, Memorial Day Labor Day; $10, rest of year.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5:30 (also Thurs. 5:30-8, early June-early Aug.), Sun. 11:30-5:30, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Mon.-Sat. 9:30-4:30, Sun. 11:30-4:30, rest of year. Hours may be extended for special exhibitions. Phone for OMNIMAX show times. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 4 hours minimum.