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.
More information and tickets: slsc.org
Bring your family to the Missouri History Museum to celebrate and reflect on the life and legacy of Dt. Martin Luther King Jr. Discuss how to make a difference in your community, get active with yoga and movement workshops, create peace-inspired art, meet local and nationally renowned authors, and explore stories of the civil rights movement and the work of Dr. King.
Engage your young scientist in science-related learning at the Saint Louis Science Center's Preschool Science Series. Through interactive stories and hands-on exploration, children learn about science, as well as language, problem-solving and social skills.
Honor the life, the work and the contributions of Dr. King by joining the University of Missouri – St. Louis for a morning of incredible performances and inspirational speeches. The impressive lineup includes filmmaker and activist Bree Newsome, KMOV reporter Justin Andrews, soloist Brian Owens, and the St. Louis Children’s Choirs. Tickets are free and include both complimentary parking and light refreshments following the ceremony.