St. Louis Science Center

The center includes more than 750 exhibits in 300,000-plus square feet of space, making it one of the nation's largest science centers an attracting about 1.2 million visitors each year. 

ST. LOUIS ( -- The spread of coronavirus has led to the temporary closures of several events and attractions across St. Louis and the Metro East.

Social gatherings of more than 50 people are prohibited for eight weeks in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, St. Clair County, Ill. and Madison County, Ill. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has ordered all bars and restaurants to close Monday and remain close through March 30.

Curbside pick-up and drive-thru will still be allowed.

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  • St. Louis Premium Outlets will be closed until March 29.
  • West County and South County Malls will close on March 19 until further notice.
  • The Missouri Department of Conservation will close nature centers and visitors centers on Thursday. Here is a list of which facilities will close:
    • Burr Oak Woods Nature Center in Blue Springs;
    • Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center in Cape Girardeau;
    • Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center in Kansas City;
    • Lost Valley Fish Hatchery in Benton County;
    • Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood;
    • Rockwoods Reservation in St. Louis County;
    • Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City;
    • Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery near Branson;
    • Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center in Joplin;
    • Springfield Conservation Nature Center in Springfield; and
    • Twin Pines Conservation Education Center near Winona.
  • Officials said the Cinco de Mayo festival on Cherokee Street will not take place on Saturday May 2.
  • The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has postponed or canceled all performances through April 12.
  • Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village has closed its museum and authentics shop, along with its restaurant.
  • Performances and tours at the Fabulous Fox have been postponed through April 30.
  • All Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis locations will be closed to youth and staff until further notice.
  • Officials with the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station announced the aquarium will temporarily close until March 31.
  • The City of Clayton has canceled all Parks and Recreation programs through March 22. The programs include the following activities: Youth Baseball / Softball League Practices, Spring Break Camps and Shaw Park Field Rentals.
  • Six Flags St. Louis announced they will suspend operations until the end of March, and then re-evaluate the situation at month's end.
  • HealthWorks! Kids’ Museum will close to the public at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and remain closed through at least March 30th.  
  • The Moolah Shriners Circus at the Family Arena will plan to reschedule the circus for later this year.
  • The XFL has canceled all its regular season games. All players will be paid and benefits for the rest of the 2020 season.
  • The St. Louis Ambush season is over. The Major Arena Soccer League announced Thursday that it is ending its season due to worries over COVID-19.
  • Chaifetz Arena has announced it has is canceling all events through April 30. Arena management.
  • The Fox Theater is canceling all events until March 31.
  • The NCAA announced it is canceling the men's and women's basketball tournament.
  • The Science Center. 
  • The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are temporarily suspending operations.
  • Saint Louis Zoo. 
  • St. Louis Circuit Court has cancelled all jury trials until April 13. 
  • The Art Museum in Forest Park is closed until further notice.
  • The Missouri History Museum will be closed until May 9.
  • All branches of the St. Louis County, St. Charles City and St. Charles County libraries are closing. St. Louis County branches will be closed Tuesday until April 3. The St. Charles City and County branches will be closed until April 5.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden, Butterfly House and Shaw Nature Reserve closed through April 3.
  • The Archdiocese of St. Louis suspended all public masses Monday night, announcing they plan to keep the suspension until April 6. The decisions to continue with baptisms, weddings and funerals will be made at the parish level with the understanding that the celebration of these sacraments are to include only immediate family members.
  • The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis offers live-streamed and televised options for Holy Mass.
  • The Maryland Heights Community Center will be closed for at least two weeks. 
  • Farmington Civic Center, Public Library and OAKS Senior Center. 
  • Gateway Arch temporarily suspending tram rides to the top beginning March 17. The Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse will close March 18 until further notice.
  • IKEA temporarily closing stores.
  • Scott Credit Union will close the lobby of their banks. Drive up will remain open during normal business hours.



  • Illinois Gaming Board officials announced the state's 10 casinos will be suspending their gambling operations beginning March 16 until at least April 8.
  • The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced the closure of all state parks, fish and wildlife areas, recreational areas, and historic sites as well as the cancellation of upcoming scheduled events.
  • All court cases in Madison County for March 2020 will be continued. Additionally, anyone trying to get married will be limited to just the bride and groom.
  • The City of Belleville has closed all government buildings to the public until March 30. All public libraries will remain closed as well. All parks and recreation events are canceled through March 30 and all events in city parks that draw more than 50 people are canceled until May 11. 
  • Illinois announced it will close all drivers license facilities beginning Tuesday and they will remain closed through March. Expiration dates for driver’s licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations and other transactions and document filings will be extended by 30 days through an emergency rule.

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