November First Friday – Harry Potter
November 6, 2020 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Return to Hogwarts once more and explore the science of our favorite wizarding world! Dive into the real chemistry behind the Harry Potter series with special guest Dr. Rebecca Lai, Chemist and professor of the course “A Muggle’s Guide to Harry Potter’s Chemistry.”
The entire event (including the feature presentation) will be streamed live on Facebook. Please note: you do not need a Facebook account to watch the livestream.
Ages: All ages are welcome. First Friday activities such as presentations, pop culture trivia, and demonstrations are primarily designed for visitors 14 years and older.
September First Friday – Studio Ghibli Night
September 4, 2020 – 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
From Howl’s Moving Castle to Ponyo to Spirited Away, share your love of Studio Ghibli films with other fans without leaving your house! We’ll be diving into the wonder and science of these films with trivia, opportunities to interact, and more. We’ll also celebrate the magic of filmmaking with a feature presentation of the Saint Louis Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Festival winners.
This is a virtual event.
Behind First Friday: A Conversation with Christina Carlson
First Friday is made possible by a team of Science Center staff from all across the organization, but Christina Carlson, Manager of Adult Programs at the Science Center, is one of the driving forces behind the scenes.
Become a First Friday Partner
First Friday is an adult-oriented program that explores the intersection between science and popular culture. We welcome First Friday Partners and vendors who are prepared for the following responsibilities and requirements:
- Bring merchandise and/or activities that connect with the First Friday theme for the evening.
- Arrive no later than 5:30 PM to set up your table and activity.
- Be ready to interact with visitors by 6 PM and staff your table until 9 PM.
- Handle all transactions related to your merchandise.