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 led 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. Shows include:
The Little Star That Could. Great for kids! The Little Star That Could is the story of an "average" star that travels the universe in search of planets. Along the way they make many discoveries about stars, planets, galaxies and themselves.
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.
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: Stars Around the World. Explore the sky from pole-to-pole in Stars Around the World! From the auroras of the arctic north to the tropical constellations of the southern hemisphere, leave the familiar sights of St. Louis behind as you experience the night sky from changing locations on Earth.
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
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.
Your child is old enough to start kindergarten, but is he or she ready? Are you? At this special presentation, both you and your child will get a brief overview of what is expected before your child even enters the classroom. You'll also receive a free backpack and school supplies. Registration is required.
Read to a friendly therapy dog from DUO Dogs, Inc. After the story, the dog's handler will answer any questions kids have about therapy dogs, pet care and more. For ages 3-11. Registration is required for this free program.