SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER WINS NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR GROUNDBREAKING SCIENCE EVENT

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis and its award-winning Saint Louis Science Center have won a national competition to host SciFest 08: International Science Festival/St. Louis. Festival organizers selected St. Louis from a list of cities that included New York City, Boston and San Francisco. Local experts predict the festival will bring an estimated 90,000 visitors to the city and $4.7 million in tourism revenue in its first three years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call for New Science Center Exhibit Ideas

Science Center 2008 has launched a call for new exhibit ideas for the Saint Louis Science Center.  The completely unofficial campaign already has a few ideas posted like replacing the large Buckminster Fullermap on the three story atrium wall with a giant interactive Google Earth projection.

Google Earth Science Center Atrium

Similar to a “wiki” or a collaborative web site, the idea is to develop a series of collaborative ideas that can be applied to the real world.  Organizers of the effort hope that after the first year a few of the projects will be selected and financially supported by the public to see them built.

Science Center New Exhibit Ideas Page

BODY WORLDS 3 AT THE SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER UNVEILS INSTALLATION OF REAL ADULT & BABY CAMEL PLASTINATES

Astounding animal specimens added to exhibition inside Montgomery Bank EXPLORADOME

ST. LOUIS, — December 11, 2007 The record-breaking exhibition BODY WORLDS 3 exhibition at the Saint Louis Science Center will unveil a striking animal plastinate duo, The Camel with Baby Camel on Thursday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m. with the assistance of its Forest Park neighbor, The Saint Louis Zoo.

Visitors will marvel at the unique anatomy of a camel and its calf, and learn about the uses for the humps on the camel’s back in which fat is stored. This stored fat can be broken down to supply both energy and water, which in turn makes it possible for camels to go without food or water for several days or even weeks. When these fatty reserves are broken down, the humps will shrink, causing them to fall over to one side.

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