Saint Louis Science Center


To stimultate interest in and understanding of science and technology throughout the community.


The Saint Louis Science Center is one of the top science centers in the United States, ranking 5th among Science Centers in overall attendance.  Founded by the Academy of Science of Saint Louis in 1959, the Saint Louis Science Center can trace it roots back through that organization to 1856 when the Academy of Science of Saint Louis was the first scientific organization west of the Mississippi river. 

Saint Louis Science Center History

The Science Center is currently made up of four buildings, the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park, the 5050 Oakland building (primary exhibit building above), the Exploradome connected to the 5050 building, and the Taylor Community Science Resource Center at 4900 Manchester Avenue.

Saint Louis Science Center Web Site

Hours of Operation


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