First Fridays

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Geek out with us on the first Friday of every month.

Learn the real science behind science fiction and mingle with others interested in the geekier side of life. Each month, First Friday features a different theme, hands-on activities, pub-style trivia, engaging presentations, photo opps for showing off your costume, and food and drink specials.

The evening culminates with a free screening of a classic science fiction movie or episode. First Friday favorites like public telescope viewings, a free 7 PM Planetarium star show, and special prices for our special exhibition are a staple at every event.

First Friday activities such as presentations, pop culture trivia, and the 10 PM film are primarily designed for visitors 16 years and older.

Our public telescope viewings and free 7 PM Planetarium Show are recommended for all ages.

Please note: The OMNIMAX® Theater will be closed until late November as we transform the theater to digital IMAX® with Laser. Free screenings will take place at the McDonnell Planetarium. Please refer to the full schedule for each event located in the event pages below.

Free
Price

First Fridays are free  – but some events are ticketed.
Check specific event listings for more information, or call 314.289.4439.

Tickets for both the free 7 PM Planetarium star show and free screenings are available starting at 6 PM on the evening of the First Friday event and are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

 

Upcoming

Fri. Feb 7
Fri. Mar 6

Friday, February 07

First Friday: The Mighty Ducks
6:00 pm

Friday, March 06

First Friday: Blade Runner
6:00 pm

Past Events

January 3, 2019: Star Wars

Step into a galaxy far, far away. Experience special photo ops and costume characters from the 501st Legion and learn about Star Wars science from Dr. Patrick Johnson, author of The Physics of Star Wars. Begin or end your evening with a showing of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in the OMNIMAX® Theater at a special First Friday price!

December 6, 2019: I ❤ the 90s

Kick it old school at our First Friday celebrating all things 1990s. Stop by the Gak Lab, check out Y2K technology, jam out to the greatest hits of the decade, and relive middle school science class with episodes of Bill Nye the Science Guy.

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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.

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Members geek out at a discount.

Save on certain First Friday activities with a Saint Louis Science Center membership.

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