Saint Louis Science Center events

A Beautiful Planet Opens at the Saint Louis Science Center

See an awe-inspiring glimpse of Earth from space and explore humanity's relationship with nature in A Beautiful Planet, opening May 13 in the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater. 

A Beautiful Planet provides a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. The film explores mankind's relationship with Earth and the connection we all have with the place we call home. 

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Yuri's Night

Join in on the celebration of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space.

At the special events at the Saint Louis Science Center, there will be telescope viewing and special star shows, including Metal Moons at 6 p.m. and a human space flight program-themed Live Sky Tonight show at 7 p.m. The Liftoff Gallery will be open with educators on hand to answer questions.

5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Saint Louis Science Center.

More information: slsc.org

 

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Prepare to Take Flight: Above and Beyond Lands at the Saint Louis Science Center

For a kid whose feet are planted firmly on the ground, there are few things as amazing as the opportunity to take flight. A car or a train can take you only so far, but a plane or a spaceship can take you pretty much anywhere.

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Family Med School Basics

Families can spend a morning at the Saint Louis Science Center with anatomy and physiology experts from Adventures in Medicine and Science (AIMS) and Physical and Athletic Training Programs at Saint Louis University. 

Activities include a virtual tour of the major organs and body systems utilizing a fully dissected human cadaver and hands-on anatomical dissections. There will also be discussions of some medically important disease processes and ways to stay healthy and unjury-free. Ideal for parents and their children in grade 5 and up.

Sessions include:

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Minority Scientists Showcase

This free, three-day event during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend will feature scientists, engineers, and other STEM professionals showing off cutting-edge research and awesome new inventions, many of which originated right here in St. Louis. 

Exhibits feature tabletop activities and prizes, and amazing performances and demonstrations will take place throughout the day. 11 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16 and Monday, Jan. 18, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17.

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The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not

Go places you've never imagined and explore the real science behind the unbelievable with The Science of Ripley's Believe It or Not! An extraordinary collection of intriguing objects and astonishing artifacts from Ripley's Believe It or Not awaits you. 

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Public Missions at the Challenger Learning Center
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019

You and your kids can learn about space, science, the solar system and lots more in a fun, hands-on way during Public Missions at the Challenger Learning Center. Simulated Space missions are geared for families with kids ages 6 and up, and some for families with kids ages 11 and up.

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Applefest at Eckert Farms
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Wagon rides, live entertainment, great festival foods, a petting zoo and much more make this an apple pickin' good time for the whole family. There will be pony rides, a children's carnival, opportunities to feed goats and other farm animals, caramel apples, funnel cakes and more. 

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Fox Park Fall Festival
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Kids can enjoy bubble fun from The Magic House, the St. Louis Police Department Operation Polar Cops ice cream truck, face painting, games, and explore the St. Louis Fire Department fire truck. There will be 300 free lunches provided for children 12 and under.

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