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Visit the St. Louis Science Center For the Official Mandela Exhibition

The indomitable spirit of freedom, equality, and resilience shines brightly this month at the St. Louis Science Center as it hosts the Nelson Mandela Official Exhibition. This immersive experience illuminates everything from his humble beginnings in Mvezo, South Africa, to becoming one of the world's most influential champions for human rights.

As the St Louis Science Center opens its doors to this groundbreaking exhibition, visitors are invited to delve into the rich tapestry of Mandela's life and his ceaseless commitment to freedom and justice. The Exhibition, through immersive displays, thought-provoking visuals, and invaluable artifacts, invites us all to relive the milestones and moments that shaped Mandela's life and, by extension, our modern world.

If you're a fan of Mandela or interested in knowing more about him, the Mandela Exhibition is the perfect place to learn and understand this powerful individual. This article will present everything about Mandela: The Official Exhibition.

Who Was Nelson Mandela?

Nelson Mandela was born in 1918. He was a significant figure from South Africa who devoted his life to fighting for equal rights during a period known as apartheid.

Mandela was a fervent advocate for fairness and believed that all people should be treated equally. His commitment to this principle was so strong that he was willing to endure a lengthy prison sentence of 27 years, never wavering in his dedication to equality and justice.

Despite the hardships he faced, Mandela remained undeterred. Following his release from prison in 1990, he worked diligently to dismantle the structures of apartheid. His efforts culminated in 1994 when he assumed office as the first President of South Africa under a democratic and unified system.

Throughout his life, Mandela exemplified resilience, the pursuit of fairness, and the unwavering determination to stand up for what is right. His dedication to creating a more equal society profoundly impacted the world, solidifying his legacy as a hero who fought relentlessly for the cause of universal justice.

What Will the Mandela Official Exhibition Offer?

The official exhibit at the St. Louis Science Center promises to take visitors on an immersive and interactive tour of Mandela’s life and accomplishments. This tour transports visitors through powerful zones featuring pivotal moments in Mandela’s life and includes films, artifacts, and personal effects of Mandela throughout the years.

Each zone offers a glimpse at the political landscape, personal struggles, and incredible accomplishments of Mandela at each stage of his life, from his rural beginnings as a chieftain's son to the first black president of South Africa.

What are Some of the Exciting Features of the Exhibit?

The Exhibition covers six interactive zones featuring the following stages of Mandela’s influential life:

  • Mandela’s beginnings in rural Mvezo, South Africa.
  • Mandela’s studies to become one of South Africa’s first black lawyers.
  • Mandela’s forays into the ANC liberation movement.
  • Mandela’s imprisonment and early release.
  • Mandela’s successful efforts to end apartheid.
  • Mandela’s election as South Africa’s first black president.

Additionally, the exhibition offers the following additional features:

  • Previous unseen films and photos of Nelson Mandela.
  • Over 150 historical artifacts and personal effects of Mandela and his family.
  • His presidential suit and traditional African headdress gifted by the King of the Xhosa people.
  • Immersive media presentations and scenic recreations of Mandela’s life.

Where is the St. Louis Science Center?

The St. Louis Science Center main building is located at 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63110. Parking costs $15 through Labor Day and $12 after.

Ticket costs for the exhibition are:

  • $16 for adults
  • $13 for seniors
  • $10 for children (5-12)
  • Free for children 4 and under
  • $8 for members

Summer hours for the Science Center are 9:30 through 5:30, Thursday through Monday. They are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer. They have slightly different hours after Labor Day.

Plan Your Stay At Lehmann House During Your Next Trip to the St. Louis Science Center

The Mandela Exhibition offers us a glimpse at the incredible accomplishments and vision of one of the 20th century's most influential individuals. It's the perfect occasion for anyone wanting to know more about Mandela's life or to glimpse the famous revolutionary's never-before-seen footage and artifacts.

If you're planning on visiting the St. Louis Science Center, be sure to stay at Lehmann House Bed & Breakfast. We're just a seven minute drive from the St. Louis Science Center and centrally located near many amenities in the St. Louis area.

Pick your dates to come to St. Louis, and take a look at OUR ROOMS to choose your favorite. Then head on over to our BOOKING PAGE to reserve your room at our world class bed and breakfast.

For more information about local events in the St. Louis area, check out our ATTRACTIONS page to make the most of your stay with us!

Written by Creative Copywriter Chris Davies


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