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Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

October 1, 2021 – 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Kick off spooky season with an evening celebrating the weird and wonderful worlds of Tim Burton. See feature presentations, participate in trivia, and learn the real science behind Burton’s films. See a screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas at the end of the night.

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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 5:00 PM.

Not to Be Missed!

5:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Campus Wide Game
Holiday Haunting

Find clues hidden throughout the building and help Sandy Claws return to Christmas Town.

 

7:00 PM, Energy Stage/LL
Special Presentation with Dr. Keith Miller: “Digital Ghosts in the Age of Social Media”

 

10:00 AM – 8:30 PM, T-Rex Room/LL
Lost Pharaoh Escape Game from Roaming Riddle |

  • $10 per ticket and $9 for members.
  • 8 people can be in the room at once.
  • Games start every 30 minutes.

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Ongoing Activities, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

First Floor-1

  • FINAL WEEKEND!

    Mummies of the World: The ExhibitionExplore our special exhibit Mummies of the World. | Last entry at 7:00 PM.
    Pricing

    • Adults: $19.95
    • Children (5-12): $14.95
    • Seniors (60+): $16.95
    • Members: $12.95

    Free audio guide with purchase of any exhibition ticket.

  • Learn about filmmaking techniques and technologies with Webster University and Cinema St. Louis.
  • Discover your own digital shadow with UMSL Technology Learning Center.
  • See and touch creepy, crawly critters in the Life Science Lab.
  • Shop handmade products and art works from local artists and crafters.

Learn more about Mummies of the World

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GROW-1

  • Try pumpkin bowling and check out a variety of pumpkins in GROW. Will you see the Pumpkin King?
  • Peel back the layers to uncover a very useful plant skeleton when you create your own loofah!

 

Lower Level-LL

  • Visit Dancakes in May Hall to create a Jack, Sally, or Zero pancake (or anything else you dream up!). Presented by Anime St. Louis and the Missouri Esports Conference.

 

Second Floor-2

  • Create a stop motion movie scene in the Makerspace or check out the Sandworm from Beetlejuice.
  • Visit local makers, tinkerers, and game developers near the Makerspace.

 

The Loft-2

  • Visit the Loft for spooky food and drink specials.

 

Planetarium-2

  • Test out the Virtual Reality Transporter (cost varies by activity).
  • Discover more about space exploration with St. Louis Space Frontier, The Moon Society and other astronomical groups.

 

Scheduled Activities

10:00 AM – 8:30 PM, T-Rex Room/LL
Lost Pharaoh Escape Game from Roaming Riddle |

A new tomb was recently discovered in Egypt with a mummy inside. From the markings in the tomb, the Mummy appears to be a Pharaoh. But for reasons unknown, the Pharaoh’s sacred burial ceremony was never completed as the mummy has no burial mask and one was never found. The burial mask is intended to assist the Pharaoh’s spirit in its transition into the afterlife. Without it, this Pharaoh has been wandering — lost for centuries. You are a group of archaeologists determined to complete this lost Pharaoh’s burial ritual. But to do so, you must explore the Pharaoh’s tomb to find his burial mask and finalize the burial process.

  • $10 per ticket and $9 for members.
  • 8 people can be in the room at once.
  • Games start every 30 minutes.

Get Tickets Now

 

6:00pm, Energy Stage/LL
FREE- Trivia
Prizes awarded for best in each round and overall winner

 

6:30pm, OMNIMAX/2
FREE – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

RATING: PG
RUNTIME: 76 MINUTES

Trailer

 

7:00 PM, Energy Stage/LL
FREE – Special presentation with Dr. Keith Miller: “Digital Ghosts in the Age of Social Media.”

 

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

Relax under the clearest night sky in St. Louis as our skilled presenters lead you on tour of the best the night has to offer.

(45 minutes)

 

8:30pm, OMNIMAX/2
FREE – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

RATING: PG
RUNTIME: 76 MINUTES

Trailer


 

Answers to Your First Friday Questions

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

  • Get your tickets at any box office. 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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Price: First Fridays are free but some activities are ticketed.
Location: Entire Science Center Campus
Ages: All ages are welcome. First Friday activities such as presentations, pop culture trivia, and demonstrations are primarily designed for visitors 14 years and older.

Please note: First Friday events will follow all existing Saint Louis Science Center health and safety guidelines, including capacity guidelines.

Time

Date:
October 1
Time:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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