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.
After a nine-year journey, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reached the dwarf planet Pluto on July 14. See highlights of the mission's findings including images, compositional maps, atmospheric measurements and more. Explore Pluto and the surrounding space environment through special presentations, demonstrations and activities with St. Louis area techies, developers and scientists.
Most First Friday activities are recommended for audiences 16 years and older. Public telescope viewings and free 7 p.m. Planetarium shows are recommended for all ages.
6 to 11:30 p.m. at the Saint Louis Science Center.
More information: slsc.org
More than a million lights will illuminate some of the Missouri Botanical Garden's most iconic locations, walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, and traditional candlelight village displays, festive drinks, s'mores and great photo opportunities will delight crowds of all ages.
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.
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.