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 Flashback!

Since 2011, First Friday has been the place where real science and pop culture collide at the Saint Louis Science Center. Though 2020 looked different, we are thankful you could join us virtually. As we look forward to new opportunities for 2021, we’re also looking back at the past 9 years of First Friday events. Tell us what themes or ideas we should pursue in the future by emailing firstfriday@slsc.org!

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First Friday @ Home – The Office vs. Parks and Rec

April 2, 2021 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Which would you call home: Scranton or Pawnee? Join us on Facebook Live to dive into your favorite mockumentaries by learning about the psychology of human relationships, why conservation of natural resources is so important and how to make your own paper! The evening will include virtual trivia, educational activities and a featured speaker.

The event 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.

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Future Events

First Friday @ Home –

May 7, 2021 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Calling all bakers! Join us for this night of baking trials and tribulations and learn the real science of food in our May First Friday From Home virtual event. The evening will include virtual trivia, educational cooking demonstrations, and a featured speaker sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

The event 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.

Black Widow

August 6, 2021 – 9:30 AM to 4:30 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!

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.

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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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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