Kids learn how animals are rescued at the Wildlife Rescue exhibit.Photo courtesy SLSC. Copyright Science North.
Update 1/24/13: Wildlife Rescue has been extended through March 3, 2013. Admission prices have been updated.
A new exhibit and a companion IMAX film invite visitors to "take a walk on the wild side" at the Saint Louis Science Center. The Wildlife Rescue Exhibition opens Oct. 5 and runs through March 3, 2013.
The exhibition explores wild animal rescue and recovery efforts through interactive exhibits and activities designed for both children and adults. For example, you'll see the puppets used to teach young animals survival skills; take a simulated flight on an ultra-light, used to guide whooping cranes on their first migratory routes; and learn what it's like to join a rapid response team as they respond to natural disastors. Several local organizations will offer workshops, lectures and opportunities to see rescued animals during the exhibition.
In conjunction with the opening of the Wildlife Rescue Exhibition, the Warner Bros. Pictures' IMAX film "Born to be Wild" will also debut at the Science Center on Friday, Oct. 5. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, "Born to be Wild" is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them.
Tickets for Wildlife Rescue are $4 for member adults, and $8 for nonmember adults; $3 for member children (12 and under) and $6 for nonmember children; $6 for seniors and college students with a valid school ID; and $5 for members of the military.
OMNIMAX Theater tickets for "Born to be Wild" are $9 for adults; $8 for children, seniors, and college students with an ID; and $6 for members of the military with valid identification. Members may use their vouchers for free tickets. Showtimes vary, and are available online or by calling 314-289-4424.