First Fridays


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.


Next Event

Black Widow

August 6, 2021
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

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Future Events


Nintendo Night
September 3, 2021
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

It’s “game on!” at our Nintendo Night First Friday, featuring all things games and gaming. Activities will include featured speakers, trivia, local game developers, and an Esports showcase. The event will wrap up with a special screening of Detective Pikachu.


Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
October 1, 2021
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Kick off spooky season with an evening celebrating the weird and wonderful worlds of Tim Burton. See feature presentations, participate in trivia, and learn the real science behind Burton’s films. See a screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas at the end of the night.


Star Trek
November 5, 2021
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Boldly go to our November First Friday featuring Star Trek! We will be commemorating the 55th anniversary of the original Star Trek series with special educational activities, trivia, featured speakers, and food and drink specials. End the evening with a screening of Star Trek: Beyond (2016) in IMAX.

Past Events

Top Gun

July 2, 2021
4:00 PM – 8:00 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!

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First Friday: The Mummy

June 4, 2021

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 Partner

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.

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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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