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Human or replicant? How close, or far, are we from living in the world of Blade Runner? Learn about the science and importance of the movie from a panel of experts, try your hand at unicorn origami, and ponder the future of electric sheep.

Please arrive early and plan ahead for parking. We will have $5 preferred parking in the Oakland Lot. Members can park in the Oakland Lot for free.*

Free parking will be available in the McDonnell Planetarium lot and around the Planetarium in Forest Park.

*Members must present their membership card to receive free parking.


What is First Friday?

Unless otherwise noted by the , all activities are FREE! All items marked with a require tickets. Tickets for free screenings available at any box office, starting at 6pm.



9:00 PM, Planetarium/2
Blade Runner: The Final Cut

(R, 117 minutes, 1982, regular film format)



9:30 PM, OMNIMAX/2 |
Blade Runner 2049: The IMAX Experience

(R, 164 minutes, 2017)

  • Members: $8.95
  • Non-members $12.95
  • Seniors $10.95


Answers to Your First Friday Questions

How do I get free tickets? (for shows, presentations, activities, etc.)

  • Get your tickets at any box office, starting at 6pm. Science Center Members may use the Member-Only Ticket Line, at the Membership Desk. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each person is allowed up to four tickets for your group. Once you have a ticket, you must be in the theater by show time to claim your seat. If you decide not to use your ticket, please return it to the Membership Desk in the Main Building Lobby. Tickets turned in for sold-out shows will be redistributed at the Membership Desk until 30 minutes prior to show time. After this, visitors without tickets may wait in a standby line outside of the show’s venue. We will let in those standing by to fill all seats not claimed by show time.


What are the costume guidelines?

  • We encourage guests to wear costumes!
    We encourage guests to wear costumes! Weapons as part of costumes are subject to the approval of Saint Louis Science Center Security. No firearms or illegal weapons are allowed and if the weapon has a blade, you must have a covering for it. Masks or full-face helmets must be carried into the building.

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Plan to attend these upcoming First Fridays!

  • April 3 – Harry Potter
  • May 1 – Mega Monster Movies featuring the St. Louis Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Fest

Price: First Fridays are free but some activities are ticketed.
Parking: First Fridays $5 in the main lot, members get free parking. Free parking is also available in Forest Park at the Planetarium at Forest Park.
Location: Entire Science Center Campus
Ages: All ages are welcome. First Friday activities such as presentations, pop culture trivia, and the 9:30 pm OMNIMAX film are primarily designed for visitors 16 years and older.


March 6
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm