Who owns The Science Center?
The Science Center (TSC) is a private 501-3 (c) not-for-profit corporation that is run by Executive Director Chris Walls and a Board of Directors. TSC is solely funded by attendance fees, memberships and charitable donations. TSC receives no income from local, state or federal taxes.
What is the cost of admission?
Admission to TSC is $5.00 per person (including adults) and ages two and under are free!
Family Memberships are $75.00 per calendar year.
Are Thursdays Free?
Yes! TSC features FREE admission to everyone (including field trips) all day from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Are you associated with the St. Louis Science Center?
Directly, No. TSC receives no funding from St.Louis Science Center. However, TSC and The St. Louis Science Center are both members of The Association of Science and Technology Centers, and feature reciprocal membership benefits at both museums.
Does TSC host birthday parties?
Yes! Click on the Birthday Parties tab in the "Programs" menu for more details.
How do I Schedule a group visit or field trip to TSC?
Booking a field trip to TSC is easy. Just give us a call at (618) 529-5431 to reserve a time. Times are subject to availability. ALL FIELD TRIPS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.
Does TSC offer a group rate?
Yes! Our group rate is $2.75 per person without a program of $5.00 per person with a program. To qualify for a group rate, you MUST book in advance and have a minimum of 10 guests in your party.
Who Builds all of the exhibits?
TSC proudly builds the majority of current exhibits in house. TSC features a design and build staff headed up by our own Master Sculptor Bill "Dino-Guy" Adams. From time to time TSC also collaborates with members of the community to build new exhibits.
Does TSC Build exhibits for other museums or community organizations?
Yes! TSC does custom designed sculpture, signage, hands-on science exhibits and dioramas. To inquire about custom exhibits, contact Executive Director Chris Walls at: (618) 529-5431.
I have a _____(animal), can I donate it to TSC?
Unfortunately, TSC is NOT accepting any live animal donations.
Every time I visit TSC you are always cleaning, why is that?
If you have children, you know that cleaning is a full time job. A good portion of our cleaning tasks are handled by community volunteers, some of which have special needs. Volunteering at TSC provides a venue to gain crucial job skills needed to succeed in today's workplace. Lastly, we feel if our guests see us cleaning, they know that we strive to maintain the highest levels of cleanliness.