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Join us for our next First Friday. Whether you’re a long-time Whovian or just curious about the popular time traveler, you will find plenty to entertain and intrigue you at this First Friday!

Hear from special guest, actor Simon Fisher-Becker (Dorium Maldovar) about what it was like to work on Doctor Who, enter the Doctor Who costume contest, and browse Doctor Who-inspired arts and crafts. Be sure to get your free tickets the night of the event for the Doctor Who episodes which will screen throughout the evening. #FridayGeekOut

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

Not to Be Missed!

8pm, OMNIMAX Theater
Special Presentation — A Conversation with Simon Fisher-Becker

Join in this conversation, led by Geek to Me radio show host James Enstall, with the actor who played Dorium Maldovar in Series 5 and 6 of Doctor Who! Learn more about this notable stage, television and film actor, and get a behind-the-scenes perspective on Doctor Who.


6:30 pm – 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm, OMNIMAX Lobby
Autographs and Selfies with Simon Fisher-Becker

Don’t miss this opportunity to get an autograph ($25), a selfie ($10), or both ($30)!


9pm, Center Stage
Archon Mini Masquerade: Doctor Who

Calling all Whovians! This is a costume contest featuring costumes created by you! Sign up by 8:30 pm at the Archon table on the 1st floor of the Science Center’s main building. At 9 pm, participate in the contest at Center Stage, on the lower level of the main building.

Ongoing Activities, 6-9pm

Lower Level-LL

  • See Doctor Who creations from local crafters and artists!
  • Get your likeness drawn by the St. Louis Caricature Artists

First Floor-1

  • Visit with The St. Louis Celestial Intervention Agency to learn more about this club that centers on the best in science-fiction and fantasy media, like Doctor Who!
  • Look for the photo op, but watch out for the Headless Monks!
  • Shop for all your Doctor Who crafts, gifts, and treasures in the Maldovar Market (Boeing South). Grab the food and drink special while you are there!
  • At the Archon table, sign up to show off your best Doctor, companion or character for the Doctor Who Mini Masquerade!
  • Visit the new exhibition GameXPloration and try the Weeping Angel challenge. Can you beat the Weeping Angel and survive? And, don’t forget to try the Doctor Who Time Vortex VR experience, to fly the TARDIS through time and space!
  • Visit the Life Science Lab and learn to write in ancient Gallifreyan!
  • Try out games from Game Nite, in the Life Science Lab Classroom.


  • Visit Science Illuminated to discover a universe of lights. Special First Friday price — $5! Last entry at 9pm.

The Loft-2

  • Try our food special, Headless Monk stew, and quench your thirst with a Sonic Screwdriver!


  • Create an origami TARDIS, Dalek, or Bow Tie, in the Makerspace Classroom. Because Bow Ties are cool.


Scheduled Activities

6:30pm, OMNIMAX/2

Australia’s Great Wild North
(43 minutes, 2017) All tickets $6, $5 for college students with valid id


6:30pm, Center Stage/LL
Amazing Science Demonstration: It’s Sonic! Totally Sonic! Sonicked Up!


7pm, Planetarium/2
Planetarium Show: Live Sky Tonight

Free! (45 minutes)


7pm, T. Rex Meeting Room,
Geek Universe Live! Radio Show with host Jim Yelton

Discuss the emergence of the new Doctor and how a female Doctor is shaping the role.


7pm, The Loft/2
First Friday Trivia


7:30pm, Center Stage/LL
Amazing Science Demonstration: It’s Sonic! Totally Sonic! Sonicked Up!


8pm, OMNIMAX/2
Special Presentation — A Conversation with Simon Fisher-Becker

Join in this conversation with the actor who played Dorium Maldovar in Series 5 and 6 of Doctor Who!


9pm, Planetarium/2
Doctor Who episodes

The Pandorica Opens” (2010, PG, regular screen format, 49 minutes)
The Big Bang” (2010, PG, regular screen format, 54 minutes)


9pm, CenterStage/LL
Archon Presents: Doctor Who Mini Masquerade

A costume contest featuring costumes created by you! Sign up by 8:30pm at the Archon table on the first floor of the Main Building.


9:15pm, Center Stage/LL
Sonic Fire!!!

While the costume contest judges deliberate, enjoy the Doctor Who theme played on our Rubens Tube!


10pm, OMNIMAX/2
Doctor Who episodes

“Prequel to a Good Man Goes to War” (2011, PG, regular screen format, 2 minutes)
A Good Man Goes to War” (2011, PG, regular screen format, 49 minutes)
The Wedding of River Song” (2011, PG, regular screen format, 46 minutes


Answers to Your First Friday Questions

Tell me more about the 8pm presentation, A Conversation with Simon Fisher-Becker

  • Simon Fisher-Becker, Viscount of William & Mona, is an English stage, television and film actor, specializing in comedy and character parts. His more notable roles include Tony Fazackerley in Puppy Love for the BBC, The Fat Friar in the Harry Potter film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and Dorium Maldovar in series 5 and 6 of Doctor Who. This moderated conversation will explore more about Mr. Fisher-Becker’s career, and take a behind the scenes look at the set of Doctor Who.


How does First Friday Trivia work?

  • To play, register as an individual or with a team in The Loft on the Second Floor of the Main Building. Registration begins at 6pm and we can accommodate up to 15 teams with a maximum of 6 people per team. There will be five rounds of trivia, with five questions each round. Prizes for the winners of each round!


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! Thanks to our partner Johnnie Brock’s Dungeon for providing costumes for Science Center staff.
      We ask that your costume not interfere with your safety or the safety of others. You may use face paint and partial face-masks. We ask that you carry any full-face masks or helmets while entering and when you are walking through the Science Center. You may wear your headgear while being photographed. 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.

With Gratitude

We thank the local Doctor Who club, St. Louis Celestial Intervention Agency, for supporting this First Friday. We also pay tribute to club member and First Friday contributor Craig LeFebvre, who passed away last August. His curiosity, insight, and caring spirit are greatly missed at First Friday and in the St. Louis community.

Plan to attend these upcoming First Fridays!

  • January 4 Indiana Jones
  • February 1 Ready Player One
  • March 1 Steampunk and the World of Tomorrow

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