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New Pavilion at the Saint Louis Science Center Takes Shape
The Science Center's new agricultural exhibit called GROW, will open this summer.
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), April 15, 2016 - A major new pavilion at the Saint Louis Science Center is taking shape with the installation of five glulam beams on Friday, April 15, 2016.
Glulam (glued laminated timber) is a highly innovative construction material that is stronger than steel. The five glulam beams, each weighing 15,000 pounds, will support the domed roof of a 5,200 square foot pavilion that will be the hub of the Science Center's new agricultural exhibit called GROW.
The new exhibit, the largest and first major addition to the Science Center since the main building was built in 1991, will open this summer. GROW will tell the story of food from farm to fork.
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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