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 ops for showing off your costume, and food and drink specials.

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

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First Friday: The Mummy

June 4, 2021
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

In-person First Fridays are back! Blast to the past and discover the real science behind mummies at this archaeology-themed First Friday. The event will include educational activities, trivia, featured speakers, and food and drink specials. Try your hand at our building-wide game “The Mummy’s Quest” and check out the special exhibition Mummies of the World.

During the months of June, July, and August 2021, First Friday will take place during regular daytime hours of 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Please note: First Friday events will follow all existing Saint Louis Science Center health and safety guidelines, including capacity guidelines.

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.

Future Events

During the months of June, July, and August 2021, First Friday will take place during regular daytime hours of 9:30am – 4:30pm.

Please note: First Friday events will follow all existing Saint Louis Science Center health and safety guidelines, including capacity guidelines.

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.

Top Gun

July 2, 2021
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

I feel the need, the need for…science. Join Maverick and the rest of the USS Enterprise and dive into the real science and technology behind Top Gun. Enjoy educational activities, trivia, featured speakers, and food and drink specials. Take the “TOPGUN Challenge” building-wide game and see if your STEM skills are up to the challenge!

Black Widow

August 6, 2021
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Join us at the Saint Louis Science Center all day for First Friday Black Widow! Look forward to the real science behind everyone’s favorite Marvel Spy, Natasha Romanov. The premiere of the movie will happen in the OMNIMAX® Theater that evening!

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.

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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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