Science Illuminated

Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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Celebrate the science behind some of your favorite holiday decorations - lights! This new holiday celebration at the Saint Louis Science Center will present a light display that uses leading-edge technology and science demonstrations to show the science of light. Your family can engage in learning activities with science experiments and explore the outside GROW Gallery and indoor pavilion like never before. 

Visitors will enjoy more than 75,000 lights set in the outdoor GROW venue, engage in hands-on activities that explore the science of light, enjoy food and drink specials, including chili, s'mores and hot chocolate.

Science Illuminated is held Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 30. Members can enter at 5:30 p.m., doors open to the public at 6:30 p.m., and tickets can be purchased for entry at 6:30, 7 or 7:30 p.m. The event ends at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for members and $7 for non-members on Wednesdays and Thursdays; $6 for members and $8 for non-members Fridays through Sundays. Free for children age 2 and under. Timed-entry tickets are required and are available online. Parking in the Oakland parking lot (Science Center parking lot) is free. No entry or parking at the McDonnell Planetarium.

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