Science for the Public
Since 1856, the Academy of Science of St. Louis has been a leader in the advancement and integration of science and technology into contemporary society. Today the Academy offers a broad range of science speakers, tours, and community-wide public talks, workshops and citizen science events catering to all ages and backgrounds.
Science for the Public opportunities feature smart people on science today and all the cool and trending topics that are shaping our future. From the Higgs boson and the fate of the universe to quantum computing and at public talks and events offered year-round throughout the region, scientists and STEM professionals share all the science you need to know more about.
No-cost science talks and events are open to all. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Many teachers offer extra credit to students who attend Academy science talks. Visit our calendar to see all our upcoming events. Sign up here to receive public Academy event notices.
The Academy of Science presents science speakers, community-wide public talks, workshops and panel discussions to increase awareness and understanding of science and its powerful role in our public and private lives. The Academy does not endorse any company, institution, or individual.
Funding for Science for the Public is provided in part by Nestle Purina Petcare, The Boeing Company, the Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis, and the Gertrude and William A. Bernoudy Foundation.
Art & Science // Making Creative Connections
Art & Science talks explore the role of science and technology in the pursuit, process and production of art that challenges, informs and reflects our lives, culture and thinking.
Held at the Craft Alliance in Grand Center, Art & Science talks are in partnership with Craft Alliance artist exhibitions.