Saint Louis Science Center announced this week that it is one of three museums nationwide chosen to launch a STEAM program presented by Disney Junior and XPRIZE that is inspired by the popular preschool show, “Miles from Tomorrowland.”
The new program, “Miles from Tomorrowland: Space Missions” is designed to inspire children’s interest in STEAM skills (science, technology, engineering, art and math). Young scientists ages 2-8 are invited to drop by the Science Center’s Discovery Room between July 20 and Aug. 31 to complete creations in the categories of technology, vehicles and planets. Families can photograph their creations and submit them to Disney Junior for a chance to win prizes, including a trip to Cape Canaveral. For contest rules visit DisneyJunior.com/SpaceMissions .
“Miles from Tomorrowland” follows the adventures of a young boy and his family as they travel through space, and introduces children to science and nature along the way. A free screening of the show will be offered in the OMNIMAX® Theater at 11 a.m. July 20 and then daily at CenterStage on the lower level of the Science Center throughout the six-week program.
The Science Center's newly renovated Discovery Room features a two-story rocket ship, a saltwater aquarium and other hands-on activities for children ages 1-8. Tickets for 45-minute sessions in the Discovery Room are $4. General admission to the Saint Louis Science Center is free. Learn more about new exhibits at the Saint Louis Science Center.