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Come explore science through the magical world of Harry Potter! Participate in wizarding activities and demonstrations, browse Harry Potter-inspired arts and crafts, and more! See Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, free in the OMNIMAX Theater at 10 pm. #FridayGeekOut

Explore the science of steampunk through activities including tea pot racing, hoop rolling, and dueling! Create a pair of steampunk goggles in our Makerspace and have a spot of tea at the tea party! See Steampunk in action in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, free in the OMNIMAX Theater at 10 pm! #FridayGeekOut

What is First Friday?

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!

6-9pm, Campus Wide
Building-Wide Game: Triwizard Tournament 2019

Compete in the 2019 Triwizard Tournament!

 

6:20 – 9:20pm, GROW Classroom
Magical Escape Room

Presented by Wizible

 

8pm, OMNIMAX
“I love magic!”

There is a lot in the Harry Potter world that we see in our own: good vs. evil, group affiliation, status hierarchies. Yet there are some things in the wizarding world that we do not see in our own. Are these gaps what we find most attractive about Harry Potter?
Presentation by Dr. Flo Maätita, Associate Professor of Sociology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

 

Ongoing Activities, 6-9pm

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  • Visit with the World Bird Sanctuary to see owls featured in Harry Potter! (T-Rex Room)

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  • At the Archon table, sign up to show off your wizard wear for the Harry Potter Mini Masquerade
  • Don’t miss our latest exhibition Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World. Discounted tickets for tonight only! $8.00 General admission $5 for members
  • Visit our own Diagon Alley for all your Harry Potter shopping needs (Boeing South).

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  • Use a little bit of magic and a whole lot of brainpower to succeed in the magical escape room from Wizible in the GROW Pavilion.
  • Get food and drink specials at the Fermentation Station, including butter beer and corned beef sandwiches.
  • Make a Potter-themed pancake with Dancakes, brought to you by Anime St. Louis.

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  • Visit the Loft for food and drink specials.

Planetarium

Scheduled Activities

6:20 pm – 9:20 pm, GROW Classroom/1
Magical Escape Room

Presented by Wizible

 

6:30pm, OMNIMAX/2

Superpower Dogs

 

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

Free! (45 minutes)

 

7pm, The Loft/2
First Friday Trivia

 

8pm, Omnimax/2
“I love magic!”

There is a lot in the Harry Potter world that we see in our own: good vs. evil, group affiliation, status hierarchies. Yet there are some things in the wizarding world that we do not see in our own. Are these gaps what we find most attractive about Harry Potter?

 

8pm, Planetarium/2
Planetarium Show: The Astronomical World of Harry Potter
Free! (30 minutes)

Come search the skies and discover the stars and wonder that inspired your favorite stories and characters.

 

9pm, Planetarium/2
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

(2005, PG-13, 157 minutes, regular screen format)

 

9:15pm, Boeing Hall
Archon Presents: Harry Potter Mini Masquerade

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

 

10:00 pm, Planetarium/2
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

(2005, PG-13, 157 minutes, regular screen format)

 

Answers to Your First Friday Questions

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 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.

Plan to attend these upcoming First Fridays!

  • May 3 – Movie Magic
  • June 7 – Marvel’s Defender

Time

Date:
April 5
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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