Friday, June 7th

Welcome to Lost Egypt!

Unless otherwise noted, all activities are free. Free parking on First Fridays!

*An official Science Center photographer will be onsite taking photos of this public event. You can kindly notify the photographer during the evening if you do not want to be photographed. These pictures will be used on the First Fridays page on the website and First Fridays related social media posts to help provide visitors with a visual representation of what to expect at our First Fridays events.

Boeing Hall (Main Building, First Floor)

Tour Lost Egypt, 6 to 9pm

First Fridays Discount Price: $9 (Non-Member adult) and $8 (Non-Member child)

Exhibition entry on the half hour -- last entry at 8:30pm.

The Loft (Main Building, Second Floor)

6 to 9pm         See the latest projects from Jeffrey Johnson, Handmade Family, and learn why Egyptians revered cats by visiting with some felines from Tenth Life Cat Rescue.

7pm                First Fridays’ Trivia — Limited seating! 

8pm                Science Café with Dr. Michelle Loyet, Webster University: The Tradition of Mummification in Egypt

Dino Overlook (Main Building, First Floor)

Demos and Activities, 6 to 9pm

  • Cast a mummy pendant.
  • Create a mummy wrap bracelet with Perennial, a community workshop for creative reuse.
  • See a 3D printer at work and learn more about St. Louis’ largest hackerspace with Arch Reactor.
  • Create music with instruments designed by circuit bender Dustin Nosreppe.
  • Check out the latest from local innovators -- brought to you by Openly Disruptive.
  • Pic-Me-Pictures! Photo Booth

CenterStage (Main Building, Lower Level)

6:30pm           Belly Dance Mirage performs Egyptian dances

OMNIMAX® (Main Building, Second Floor)

Evening pricing ($6, all tickets; $5 for college students with valid id)

6pm     Air Racers

7pm     Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

8pm     Mystery of the Nile

10pm   Stargate (1994) (Free! Pick up tickets at the box office, while supplies last.

You must  be in the theater by 10pm to claim your seat.

In the James S. McDonnell Planetarium:

6 to 9pm          Experience Flight: Test out our flight simulators ($5)

6:30pm           Demonstration: Stellar Navigation

7 to 9:30pm     Public Telescope Viewing (Archery Field)

7pm                 Planetarium Show: The Sky Tonight (Star Bay)

7:30pm           Demonstration: Where are the new worlds?

8:30pm           Return of LASERIUM®, the original laser show! ($10)

10pm               LASERIUM® ($10)                                                                                                   

Answers to Your First Fridays’ Questions

How does First Fridays’ Trivia work?
Tonight’s questions cover a variety of science fiction topics, with some questions about ancient Egypt. There will be 5 rounds of trivia, with five questions each round. You can join the contest at the start of any round and compete as an individual or as a team. Winners of each round can choose from a variety of passes to Science Center attractions.

What’s a Science Café?
A Science Café offers an opportunity to have a stimulating conversation about an intriguing science topic in an informal setting. At our Science Café’s you’ll hear a short presentation and then have an opportunity to ask questions and engage in conversation with the speaker.

Tell me more about the topic for tonight’s Science Café.
Tonight’s topic is, The Tradition of Mummification in Egypt. Dr. Michelle Loyet will explore the focus on the afterlife in Egyptian culture, as reflected in extensive grave offerings, elaborate tombs and the deliberate preservation of the corpse as a mummy.  We’ll discuss the motivation for these behaviors, the influence of Egyptian religion and mythology and how traditions and technology changed over time.

What are the demonstrations at the Planetarium?
6:30      Stellar Navigation
You will learn how the ancient Egyptians and other ancient cultures used the stars to navigate.

7:30pm          Where Are the New Worlds?
Learn how we are discovering new planets around stars.

How do I get tickets for the 10pm movie?
Get your tickets at any ticket booth. Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you have a ticket, you must be in the theater by 10 pm to claim your seat. If all tickets have been given out, visitors can wait in the stand-by line.  At 10 pm, we will let people waiting in the stand-by line into the theater, to fill all empty seats.