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Boldly go to our August First Friday featuring all things Star Trek! The Science Center is partnering with the Star Trek international fan association, STARFLEET, to create a one-of-a-kind evening. Glimpse inside real Star Trek science, see Star Trek episodes from different eras throughout the evening, and geek out with some of the biggest fans in the galaxy. #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!

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Entire Campus
Starfleet Puzzle Challenge

Do you have what it takes to save your ship from destruction? Solve puzzles and stop the danger in this building-wide game.

6:30pm, Life Science and GROW Classrooms

Mini Presentations begin. Learn about science and Star Trek from Science Center staff in these 20-minute sessions.

7:00pm, Energy Stage/LL

Science Fiction or Science Fact with UMSL

 


Ongoing Activities, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Lower Level-LL

  • Try out space-themed board games and Star Trek Attack Wing from Game Nite in Dino Den.
  • Visit local crafters and artists.

First Floor-1

  • Look for the Star Trek photo op!
  • Visit our special exhibition POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION. Last entry at 8pm. Special First Friday pricing:
    • $18.95 for Adults
    • $15.95 for Seniors
    • $13.95 for Children (6-12)
    • $12.95 for Members
  • Learn about extreme life in the Life Science Lab.

GROW-1

  • Stop by Quark’s Bar at the Fermentation Station for food and drink specials

Second Floor-2

  • Add to our community drawing in the Makerspace Classroom.

Planetarium

  • Test out the Blue Motion Simulators ($5 for Non-Members and Members) the I-360 Interactive Flight Simulators ($7/$6 for Members) and our new Virtual Reality Transporter ($10/$9 for Members).
  • Public Telescope Viewing – weather permitting (Archery Field) –night sky viewing beginning at 8pm, with the St. Louis Astronomical Society.
  • Discover more about space exploration with St. Louis Space Frontier and The Moon Society.
  • Meet local z-makers and learn about the art of scale models.

 


Scheduled Activities

7:00 PM, Energy Stage/LL

Special Presentation: Science Fiction or Science Fact? You decide! Hosted by University of Missouri-St. Louis professor Keith Miller

 

7:00 PM, Planetarium/2
Planetarium Show: Live Sky Tonight

Free! (45 minutes)

 

7:00 PM, The Loft/2
First Friday Trivia

 

8:00 PM, T. Rex Classroom/LL

Geek Universe radio show: “The Future of Star Trek” with special guest Wyatt Weed

 

8:15pm, Planetarium/2
Planetarium Show: Star Trek – Stars on the Edge of Forever

Free! (30 minutes)

 

9:00pm, Planetarium/2
Star Trek: VOY “Blink of an Eye” and Star Trek: ENT “Dead Stop”

(TV-PG, regular screen format, 87 minutes total run time)

 

9:00 PM, Energy Stage/LL
Archon Presents: Star Trek Mini Masquerade

A costume contest featuring costumes created by you! Sign up by 8:30pm at the Archon table on the 1st floor of the Science Center’s Main Building.


Mini Presentation Sessions

GROW Classroom/1

6:30pm, Plants in Space!

What does it take to grow plants in space?

 

7:00pm, The History and Future of Space Exploration

Examine how Star Trek celebrates the history of space exploration while looking to the future.

 

7:30pm, Plants in Space!

What does it take to grow plants in space?

 

8:00pm, The History and Future of Space Exploration

Examine how Star Trek celebrates the history of space exploration while looking to the future.

 

Life Science Classroom/1

6:30pm, The Future of Archaeology

How does Starfleet reflect archaeological practice and theory?
 

7:00pm, Upside Down Drawing

In this 20-minute workshop draw Spock, twice!

 

7:30pm, The Future of Archaeology

How does Starfleet reflect archaeological practice and theory?

 

8:00pm, Upside Down Drawing

In this 20-minute workshop draw Spock, twice!

 


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.

 

Thank you to The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Rentals Department for the movie props you see throughout the Science Center.

Plan to attend these upcoming First Fridays!

Price: First Fridays are free but some activities are ticketed.
Parking: Free at the Oakland and McDonnell Planetarium Lots
Location: Entire Science Center Campus
Ages: All ages are welcome. First Friday activities such as presentations and pop culture trivia are primarily designed for visitors 16 years and older.

 

Time

Date:
August 2
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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