Kids and families can learn how to protect themselves in the event of an earthquake at the Great ShakeOut. The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills are an annual opportunity to practice what to do during earthquakes and how to improve preparedness.
The countdown begins for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse! On August 21, 2017, the St. Louis region will experience a total solar eclipse when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, blocking the Sun for more than two minutes.
You and your kids can learn about the upcoming eclipse now and get ready for one of nature's most amazing events.
Learn about the science behind NASA's New Horizons spacecraft as it probes the dwarf planet and its moons at the August First Friday at the Saint Louis Science Center. First Friday will feature free hands-on activities, presentations, sci-fi trivia, sci-fi films and more.
Enjoy the first ever Summer Flashback Film Series for Throwback Thursdays at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater. Every Thursday through August 13, you and your family can see some of your favorite movies on the five-story giant screen.
Check out the new Makerspace at the Saint Louis Science Center! Makerspaces are interactive, community-oriented spaces where you can create and learn skills using a variety of different tools and materials.
In the Science Center's Makerspace you can explore science, technology, engineering and your creativity. Visitors can play, imagine, build, adapt, modify, work together and have FUN!
The Makerspace includes:
There are more than strawberries (but plenty of those too) at this festival! Kids can enjoy pony rides, carnival rides, a petting farm, wagon rides, inflatables and lots more.
With the help of ten truckloads of sand, The Magic House's backyard will be transformed once again into a beachfront park for the popular Sandcastle Beach exhibit. Sandcastle Beach opens May 26 with a Kick Off to Summer event that includes ice cream, the Bubble Bus and a dance party!
Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience. Opening May 24: The Little Mermaid: The IMAX Experience.
Visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of the Planetarium's educators, creating a new and tailored experience for every audience.
See the Zoo's California sea lions perform acrobatic and athletic feats, including Olympic-style dives on a high-diving platform, flipper walks, frisbee tosses and plenty of surprises. While on stage with the sea lions, the Zoo's trainers explain sea lion behavior and positive-reinforcement training, in addition to the need for conserving the sea lion's ocean habitat.