New Zoo-Museum District board member Pat Whitaker resigned this afternoon following allegations of ethics violations.
Whitaker is chairman of St. Louis’ Arcturis design firm, which recently won a contract with the St. Louis Science Center. The Science Center is a subdistrict of the ZMD and receives about $10 million each year in tax dollars from the district. She had resigned as an employee of Arcturis, but still owns 37 percent of its stock.
"Harry's Big Adventure: My Bug World" opens October 19th at the Saint Louis Science Center. As a tasty addition, every weekend the attraction will host bug chefs preparing sweet, salty and crunchy bug treats. Cityscape host Steve Potter previewed the exhibit with Bug Chef Jayme Necaise and sampled an array of those bug-filled snacks.
The Saint Louis Science Center’s current exhibition Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science has sparked an interest in the afterlife in ancient Egyptian culture. Earlier this month, Michele Loyet, Adjunct Professor on Near Eastern and Egyptian Archaeology at Webster University, spoke at the Science Center on the topic of mummification in Egypt. She was Don Marsh’s guest on St. Louis on the Air to talk about the afterlife tradition in ancient Egypt.
After 17 years, the giant, inflated event and exhibition space at the Saint Louis Science Center known as the "Exploradome" has come down.
What started as an experiment to test the need for such a space, the Exploradome was deflated on Monday to make way for a permanent exhibition structure with indoor and outdoor elements. The Science Center says the dome took just over 9 minutes to deflate.
In 1961, a parent of one of Charles Schweighauser’s students told him that a planetarium was being built in Forest Park and suggested that he apply for the job of director. He figured that he was too young, but applied anyway. Much to his surprise, he was hired the day before his 25th birthday. Almost two years later, on April 16, 1963, the James S. McDonnell Planetarium opened its doors giving St. Louisans a state-of-the art way to view the universe in its star chamber. The space race between the U.S.
Host Steve Potter talks with David Lickley, the director of Born to be Wild, about the film on orphaned orangutans and elephants and the people who rescue them. Steve also talks with Bert Vescolani, the President and CEO of the Saint Louis Science Center, about the Wildlife Rescue Exhibition.