James S. McDonnell Prologue Room
100 Airport Road
+1 (314) 232-6896
June, July and August
- Monday – Friday 09:00 – 16:00
- Closed weekends & July 4
Winter Student Tours
- Available only during the school year each Friday (September – May)
From HWY 70:
Exit Hwy 170 North, exit Airport Road; turn left onto Airport Road. Turn right at third signal light into Main Entrance. The Prologue Room is in Bldg 100.
From HWY 270:
Exit Hwy 170 South; exit Airport Road; turn right onto Airport Road. Turn right at second signal light into Main Entrance. The Prologue Room is in Bldg 100.
From Lindbergh Blvd:
Turn east on McDonnell Blvd; turn left onto Airport Road. Turn left at first signal light into Main Entrance. The Prologue Room is in Bldg 100
|Gemini Capsule (replica)
The James S. McDonnell Prologue Room in St. Louis tells this panoramic story of more than eight decades of aviation progress, from biplanes to space travel. Scale models, dioramas, paintings and photographs depict such important events as the first flight around the world in 1924, the first take-off of a jet fighter from a U.S. Navy carrier in 1946, the first aircraft to land at the South Pole in 1956, and the first manned spacecraft to orbit the Earth in 1962