Mad Science of St. Louis


Does your child dream of being a scientist? Robotics engineer? Secret agent? Mad Science provides fun, hands-on science camps for ages 5 to 12 at locations across the St. Louis metro area that will spark your child's imagination this summer! Mad Science of St. Louis offers more than 35 week-long camps that allow your child to touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about. This hands-on approach not only teaches children about the wonderful world of science, it also gets them excited about applying scientific concepts to real-life situations. Read More

The teen brain is an amazing thing – especially when it’s hard at work learning about itself. Through the St. Louis Area Brain Bee (SLABB) on Feb. 17, Washington University and the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) are giving future researchers, physicians, and scientists the chance to get up close and personal with the human brain and discover what truly makes us tick – all while they compete for great prizes.

Science Storytime with Ready Readers

Little ones can enjoy an interactive reading of a science-themed story followed by a related hands-on activity. A different book is featured each week. This storytime is presented by Ready Readers.

Held on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. at the Saint Louis Science Center, lower level at Center Stage.

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Locations: St. Louis

Physics Family Fun Day

Calling all families of middle schoolers! Learn the physics of waves at this free Family Fun Day. You'll learn about singing glasses and dancing flames, and find the speed of light using chocolate, all through experiments and hands-on activities. 

This free event is sponsored by the Washington University Department of Physics Outreach Committee. Saturday, January 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Washington University's Danforth Campus, Crow Hall, Room 201. Free. Students must be accompanied by an adult.

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Robotics Day at The Magic House

Teams from FIRST Robotics will be at The Magic House to showcase their amazing robots in action!

Kids can get inspired by some of the coolest inventors in town as well as get a chance to test drive their own robots, and learn more about FIRST Robotics.

February 3 from 9:30 to 1:30 at The Magic House. Free with admission.

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Parent & Child Science Saturday

Enjoy science-themed fun for kids ages 3-6 with a parent at this free Science Saturday at Forsyth School. Science Saturdays combine stories and science activities in Forsyth's Early Childhood Center. Activities are led by Forsyth science teachers, and everyone has science-inspired fun!

Parent & Child Science Saturdays are free and open to all. You do not need to be a Forsyth parent to attend. This is not a drop-off event. Reservations are required.

9:30 to 11 a.m. on March 10.

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Locations: St. Louis County

Public Missions at the Challenger Learning Center

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).

Missions include Lunar Quest, Junior Mars and Planetarium, Rendezvous with a Comet, Expedition Mars, Return to the Moon and the Junior Astronaut Program.

After a brief training session, participants will be launched into space to complete their mission. Crew members aboard the space craft will work with their teammates in Mission Control to navigate the spacecraft, collect and analyze data using real robotic arms and glove boxes, build and launch a probe, and more. Junior Astronauts will make rockets and participate in a simulated space mission.

Public Missions are two hours long and require advance registration. Cost is $15 per person. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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SciFest: Healthy U

SciFest 2017 culminates with an annual celebration of health. Study up on easy tips you can use to make healthier everyday choices for you and your family. Kids and adults alike can get their questions answered by all sorts of experts on-site. 

SciFest is free and open to all. 

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Saint Louis Science Center.

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Locations: St. Louis
Age Ranges: All Ages

SciFest: Music-ology

Shake, rattle and roll with a backstage pass to learn about the science of music. Head to the Science Center for a day of live concerts and presentations about what makes music distinct from other noise and how the math underlying soundwaves plays a pivotal role. Physics and math have never sounded so good. 

SciFest allows visitors to the Saint Louis Science Center to meet local scientists, engineers and other experts for a behind-the-scenes look at real science. You can explore new fields, find new hobbies and meet the people who are doing amazing things in our own backyard.

SciFest is free and open to all. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Locations: St. Louis
Age Ranges: All Ages