The James E. Richmond Science Center is a focal point of St. Charles High School. The science center includes a state-of-the-art 60-foot diameter, 184-seat Digital Dome Classroom, a 6-foot diameter NOAA Science On a Sphere®, and an experiential learning center, or Discovery Lab. The Digital Dome Classroom raises the level of science and math curricula, as well as provides learning opportunities in other subjects and fine arts. The Science On a Sphere® allows students to study the impacts of specific environmental scenarios, such as storms, climate change and ocean currents, on Earth and the atmosphere. Field trips also include related hands-on activities in the experiential learning center. Along with field trips for school groups, the Science Center hosts community and family events on weekends and evenings.