This is the online community for the Youth Exploring Science (YES) program at the Saint Louis Science Center. Join YES teens, youth volunteers, staff, parents and collaborating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)professionals in exploring and sharing the world around us.

Field trip!


Last Saturday, the Agriscience teens went on a field trip.  We started out at Global Foods Market, an international market in Kirkwood.  We were given a tour by the manager, during which we met the world's spiciest pepper, the world's smelliest cheese, and the world's smelliest fruit.  Oh, and we held a skinned head of a lamb.  Then the teens each got two dollars, which we had gotten from donations for our vegetables last summer, and they were able to spend that to buy something they had never had before.  After that, we went to Powder Valley Nature Center.  We got to see some live venomous snakes that live in St. Louis, an albino deer, and lots of exhibits.  Some teens also had time to go on a hike.

YES Program Resources

Work Permits

All teens under the age of sixteen must turn in a work permit to be eligible for employment at the St. Louis Science Center!

Click here for the Work Permit Form! 

Field Trip Forms

The YES Program strives to educate our teens in STEAM as best as possible. Sometimes, this means taking field trips. In order for YES teens to participate in our field trips, they must turn in the following form annually!

Click here for the 2014-2015 Field Trip Form!


Here at the YES Program, we collect and provide resources that we think could be helpful for those who come into contact with us. Please select what type of resources you're looking for below!

YES Program - Work permits, field trip forms, etc.

College Prep - YES College Fair, ACT Dates, and FAFSA

Parents - Under construction! Please check back soon!

Volunteers - Everything you need to know to start volunteering!

Alumni - Let us know how you're doing!

Contact Us

Please use the contact information below if you have any questions or requests concerning our program!

Phone: (314) 289-1417
Email: sriley@slsc.org
4900 Manchester Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110


Supervisor: Jesse Kemling

YEStechGIRLS is the technology powerhouse of the YES Program. This all-girl component focuses on computer programming in various languages, electrical engineering with microcontrollers, and media production in the video, audio, and photo realms. On top of that, YEStechGIRLS emphasizes female empowerment and the importance of getting more girls into technology fields. These teens use top of the line hardware and production software to create stunning projects that anyone would be proud to call their own!

YES Business Club

Supervisor: Tim Mulhall

St. Louis is one of the top cities in the United States for startup entrepreneurs, and yet, many of the teens we serve feel little control over their financial future. They have innovative ideas, but don’t know how to materialize them.

Through a partnership with Mastercard and NFTE, teens in the YES Business Club will take their ideas and develop playable prototypes and interactive models to demonstrate the vision for their products. By doing the research and hard work necessary to create a fully-functioning business plan for their company, teens will finally take control of their financial future and realize that they can start it up!