Museum Issues Call to Baseball Fans Across The Country: Be A Part of New Exhibit

BOSTON — Beginning May 1, the Museum of Science, Boston, one of the world’s largest science centers and New England’s most-attended cultural institution will offer baseball fans from around the country the opportunity to be featured during the Boston run of the traveling exhibition Baseball As America. Read the rest of this entry »

SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER’S DR. CHRISTINE ROMAN RECEIVES UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ALUMNI AWARD

College of Liberal Arts Names Science Center Director Alumnus of Notable Achievement

 

ST. LOUIS— The University of Minnesota announced Dr. Christine Roman, PhD has been named a 2008 “Alumnus of Notable Achievement” for its College of Liberal Arts (CLA). Roman is a 1975 graduate of the University, and currently is the Associate Director of Emerging Technologies for the Saint Louis Science Center. Read the rest of this entry »

Experts see impact of museums in science education efforts

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three or four times a day, a banana shows up at the Liberty Science Center and complains about a pain in its side. And that means it’s time for some visiting kids to dress up like surgeons and scrub nurses, take a scalpel and go to work.

That’s the cover story, anyway.

What’s really happening is that kids are learning about science and enjoying it. Read the rest of this entry »

SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER UNVEILS “NANODAYS 2008”

What’s larger than an atom but smaller than bacteria?…The world of nanotechnology, and it’s part of our everyday life…from flooring materials to your last visit to your dentist, nanotechnology is entering many areas of our life.  Today’s stain resistant clothing, sunscreen lotions, computers, bicycles, and even our daily vitamins are affected by nanotechnology.

The Saint Louis Science Center is one of more than 100 science centers around the country celebrating this phenomenon in a small way this week with NanoDays.

 

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Taiwan Winds Soar in St. Louis

The Saint Louis Science Center and the Greater St. Louis Chapter of the Taiwanese Association of America (TAA-STL) present Taiwan Winds Soar in St. Louis, an outdoor, heritage festival on Saturday, May 3.

The highlight of the day, which celebrates Taiwanese American Heritage Week, comes when internationally recognized kite-maker Buteo Huang flies, for the first time, his new masterpiece, a prehistoric pterosaur kite with a wingspan of more than 20 feet that will be placed on permanent display at the Science Center. Read the rest of this entry »

NASA Deputy Administrator Visits St. Louis for Future Forum

ST. LOUIS – On Tuesday, March 25, NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale will present the keynote address to launch a daylong event at the Saint Louis Science Center celebrating the space agency’s 50th birthday. NASA’s St. Louis Future Forum focuses on how space exploration benefits Missouri’s economy and is part of a yearlong series. Media are invited to attend the day’s events, as well as a media-only question and answer session at 10:30 a.m.

Astronaut Carl Walz, director of the Advanced Capabilities Division in NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, will provide an overview of the agency’s plans to return to the moon and explore beyond. Retired astronaut Tom Jones also will participate in the forum. Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder will deliver the luncheon address. Read the rest of this entry »

POLAR-PALOOZA National Tour Dates Announced

POLAR-PALOOZA is a national tour featuring public presentations entitled “Stories From a Changing Planet.” These tales of adventure and science are told by a charismatic “cast” of characters, using HD video and authentic props — such as a piece of ice core 2,000 years old, or a caribou parka — to bring polar research to life. Each stop on the tour will include special programs for schools, workshops for K-12 educators and museum volunteers, briefings for local news media and business leaders, and camp-ins for Girl Scouts and Boys and Girls Clubs.

  • March 13-14, 2008 — Washington, D.C.
  • April 17-19, 2008 — Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah Museum of Natural History
  • April 21-22, 2008 — Norman, Okla.: Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
  • May 4-6, 2008 — Anchorage, Alaska: Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
  • May 8-10, 2008 — Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska Museum of the North
  • May 24-25, 2008 — Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Sept. 12-13, 2008 — Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Sept. 19-20, 2008 — Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and the Adler Planetarium
  • Oct. 22-24, 2008 — Richmond, Va. : Science Museum of Virginia
  • Oct. 27-29, 2008 — St. Louis, Mo. : St. Louis Science Center
  • Nov. 11-12, 2008 — Boise, Idaho: Discovery Center of Idaho
  • Nov. 14-15, 2008 — Denver, Colo. : Denver Museum of Nature and Science

For more information about the Polar-Palooza events, visit http://passporttoknowledge.com/polar-palooza/pp04.php.