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

Star Trek Beyond


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.

Future Events

Star Wars: Boba Fett and the Mandalorians
December 3, 2021
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Get ready for a night filled with bounty hunters, Mandalorians and rebels! Experience special photo ops and costumed characters from the 501st Legion and hear how this group designs and builds their own realistic props and costumes. Discover the real science behind Star Wars with educational activities and a building-wide game, or test your knowledge at trivia. End your evening with a screening of episodes of The Mandalorian. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Grogu!

Past Events

Nightmare Before Christmas

October 3, 2021

Nintendo Night

September 3, 2021

Black Widow

August 6, 2021

Top Gun

July 2, 2021

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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