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.
Shows include a 40-45 minute Planetarium show in the Orthein StarBay and a self-guided tour of the Boeing Space Station exhibits. Safety protocols can be found here.
NEW! Science of the Zodiac. The 12 constellations of the zodiac hold a special place in our popular culture, but what makes these patterns different than any of the others found among the stars? Explore how to observe these constellations and how they have shaped humanity's scientific understanding of the sky in Science of the Zodiac!
Gateway to the Solar System. Exploring the solar system - and worlds beyond our own - is not science fiction. Gateway to the Solar System empowers audience members to discover planets, moons, and more by simply looking up.
The Little Star That Could. A tradition in St. Louis for over 30 years! The Little Star That Could was developed for the youngest stargazers, who will experience the timeless story of an "average" star in search of what makes them different. Along the journey children will discover the differences of stars, planets, and galaxies in the night sky.
Live Sky Tonight. Relax under the clearest night sky in St. Louis as skilled presenters lead you on tour of the best the night has to offer. This live show is different every time, so stop back again to discover the changing stars, planets, and other celestial events visible from your own backyard.
Planetarium: Gateway to the Solar System. Exploring the solar system - and worlds beyond our own - is not science fiction. Gateway to the Solar System empowers audience members to discover planets, moons, and more by simply looking up.
Shows are subject to change. Please call ahead at 314-289-4400 to confirm show availability.
Admission is free for members of the Saint Louis Science Center, non-member adults (ages 13-59) are $6, children (ages 2-12) and seniors (60+) are $5, and military personnel are $4.
Most shows play Thursday through Monday. For a schedule for each show, tickets and more information, go to slsc.org
U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo is back for another beautifully lit season. Your family can stroll through the Zoo grounds surrounded by a million lights! Visitors will see animated light displays, enjoy fireside stories, fun photo opportunities, the Conservation Carousel, and lots more in this enchanting holiday wonderland. Timed-ticket reservations are required and must be purchased in advance.
Surround yourself with the magic of the season as the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House becomes alive with living jewels. Escape the cold and enjoy the warm temperatures inside the Butterfly House's tropical conservatory as more than 1,000 jewel-toned butterflies surrounding you in free flight.
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.
Visit one of the most dazzling holiday light displays in the Midwest on these special Family Nights when children's tickets are just $3.