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 »

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 »

Science Center’s Doug King Named to Giant Screen Cinema Association Board of Directors

(ST. LOUIS) The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) has named Saint Louis Science Center President & CEO Doug King to its Board of Directors.

King was one of eight new members appointed this week who join 11 other GSCA Board members. His two-year term begins at the commencement of the European Film Expo board meeting on March 3, 2008. King is the only representative from a Missouri museum or giant screen entity to be selected for the GSCA?s Board of Directors.

Science Center President Doug King notes, “I’m honored to have been chosen to join such a prestigious group of individuals. The other members of the GSCA Board of Directors are all leaders in their respective fields, and within the giant screen industry.” Read the rest of this entry »

Saint Louis Science Center Named one of America’s Most Visited Museums

Science Center is only Missouri Museum Included in Top 25 List from Forbest Traveler

ST. LOUIS – Forbes Traveler has named the Saint Louis Science Center as one of America’s 25 Most Visited Museums. The Science Center is the only Missouri museum to make to list, which is based on 2006 visitor counts, with the Science Center’s totaling more than 1.2 million.

Joining the Saint Louis Science Center on the list are many of the Smithsonian Institute’s 19 museums; the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.; the Metropolitan Museum in New York City; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles; and the Field Museum in Chicago. The American Association of Museums estimates that there are approximately 600 million visits to U.S. museums annually.

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