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 10 PM screening of a classic science fiction movie in the OMNIMAX® Theater introduced by a local scientist. First Friday favorites like public telescope viewings, a free 7 PM Planetarium star show, and special prices for our regular OMNIMAX films are a staple at every event. Parking at the Science Center is free during First Fridays.

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First Friday activities such as presentations, pop culture trivia, and the 10 PM OMNIMAX 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.

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Price

First Fridays are free – including parking! – 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 10 PM OMNIMAX® Theater film 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. Nov 2
Fri. Dec 7

Friday, November 02

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First Friday: Bourne, Bond and Beyond
6:00 pm

Friday, December 07

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First Friday: Doctor Who
6:00 pm

Examples

Past Events

May 4, 2018: Movie Magic, Featuring the St. Louis Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Festival

Calling all who love movies! Join us for the first St. Louis Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Film Festival, a regional film competition presented by the Science Center and Cinema St. Louis. In addition to screening entries in the competition, you will have backstage access to movie magic! Learn about cinematography, special effects, editing, directing, lighting, costuming, and set design, by giving it a try! At the end of the evening, winners of the film competition will be announced and screened in the OMNIMAX Theater.

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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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Members geek out at a discount.

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

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