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.


Upcoming First Fridays

Fri. Feb 4
Fri. Mar 4
Fri. Apr 1
Fri. May 6

Friday, February 04

First Friday - Murder At the Museum
First Friday – Murder at the Museum
5:00 pm

Friday, March 04

First Friday – Batman
5:00 pm

Friday, April 01

First Friday – The Matrix
5:00 pm

Friday, May 06

First Friday – Nick at Night
5:00 pm

2021 Past Events

2021 First Friday Recap

Enjoy our recap videos from the 2021 First Friday Series!

  • Star Wars – December 3, 2021
  • Star Trek – November 5, 2021
  • Nightmare Before Christmas – October 3, 2021
  • Nintendo Night – September 3, 2021
  • Black Widow – August 6, 2021
  • Top Gun – July 2, 2021
  • 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.

Become a Member