5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63110 / Cake artist: Dennis Smith


The St. Louis Science Center’s history goes back to 1963, with the founding of the James S. McConnell Planetarium. There was actually a science center located in Clayton, called the Museum of Science and Natural History. Its roots trace back to the 1850s, when it was founded by local wealthy businessmen. In 1983, the Museum of Science and Natural History’s purchased the planetarium, and closed it temporarily. It was opened with its then-new and current name in 1985. By 1991, the Science Center was expanded (x7)with a new building to its South (on the other side of I-64/Hwy 40). That same year, it became the most visited science center in the world! To this day, it features several exhibits and 700 materials.

The entrance with the cake to the left!
The entrance with the cake to the left!
One of the few cakes that had a unique candle!

Cake placement date: February 25

Where is the cake now?: The cake was removed, and is believed to be in storage.   (February 2018)

The cake's artist, Dennis Smith!
The cake’s artist, Dennis Smith!

St. Louis Science Center on Facebook / Official website
Here is an episode of Living St. Louis about what’s in the Science Center collection:

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