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Saint Louis Science Center Salutes Military Veterans
on Veterans Day - November 11
The James S. McDonnell Planetarium features a new state-of-the-art LED system that illuminates the building's iconic shell in stunning colors on a nightly basis. Photo courtesy Saint Louis Science Center
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), November 6, 2014 - On Veterans Day, November 11, the Saint Louis Science will honor all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces with a patriotic display of U.S. flags, World War II soldier reenactors, military vehicles and a special tribute prior to the 11 a.m. showing of the giant-screen film D-Day: Normandy 1944.
The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois will be conducting opening and closing flag ceremonies at 11 a.m. in the OMNIMAX® Theater. In addition, John C. McManus, military historian and author, will be signing copies of his new book about the Allied invasion, "The Dead and those about to Die."
On November 11, all military veterans will receive free admission to any showing of D-Day: Normandy 1944. Families and friends of military veterans will receive the military discount of $6.00, the special pricing that is offered to our military and veterans every day of the year.
Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended for all showings of D-Day: Normandy 1944 on November 11. To reserve your seats, please call 314.289.4424.
Free admission for veterans to D-Day: Normandy 1944 also will be offered on the following dates:
December 7 - Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 16 - The 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge
The St. Louis Science Center is located just south of Forest Park. The facility is connected to the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park via a walkway across Highway 64. Visitors can enjoy numerous interactive exhibits and educational programs in a space station environment.
Boeing Hall, a new 13,000-square-foot exhibition addition to the Saint Louis Science Center, provides a needed venue to better accommodate traveling exhibitions, and provide space to house unique educational activities on a distinctive, green rooftop terrace.
Visitors will experience the simulation of a space launch as they are transported via the 'StarShuttle' (elevator) to the facility's two upper levels, collectively called the Boeing Space Station. In the SkyBay, over 9,000 twinkling stars and glowing planets can be seen slowly moving across the new 80 sq. ft. dome.
Monday - Thursday & Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
(Planetarium closes at 4:30 p.m. on Friday)
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
There is no admission fee to the Science Center. However, there is a nominal charge for shows in the OMNIMAX® Theater, the Planetarium and some traveling exhibitions in the Exploradome. For more information, call 314-289-4400 or 1-800-456-7572.
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