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 »

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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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