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Nintendo Night

September 3, 2021 – 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

It’s “game on!” at our Nintendo Night First Friday, featuring all things games and gaming. Activities will include featured speakers, trivia, local game developers, and an Esports showcase. The event will wrap up with a special screening of Detective Pikachu.

In-person First Fridays are back! The Nintendo Night event will include educational activities, trivia, featured speakers, and food and drink specials.

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 PM.

Not to Be Missed!

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, First Friday Game
Duck Hunt

Find clues hidden throughout the GROW gallery. Look for Nintendo character Easter eggs while on your quest!

 

7:00 PM, Energy Stage/LL
Special Presentation with Riot Games: Game Development and the Future of Gaming in St. Louis

 

6:00 – 7:30 PM, OMNIMAX Theater
Super Smash Bros: Play in the OMNIMAX Theater

Play Super Smash Bros Ultimate in the OMNIMAX Theater or watch others play on the giant screen!

 

Ongoing Activities, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

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  • Watch a speed run of a classic Nintendo game or try out the giant NES Controller in the GameXPloration gallery. Sign up to join the Giant NES competition at 6:30pm!
  • Discover the biology of Pokémon or test your skills while learning about reaction times in the Life Science Lab
  • Find out about the basics of coding and program Pong with Python at the UMSL Technology Learning Center table.
  • Learn more about video game design careers with Webster University.
  • Check out our Artifact of the Month and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Super NES!

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  • Take a picture with Pikachu in Boeing Hall South from 6-7 PM.
  • Shop handmade Nintendo products and art works from local artists and crafters.
  • 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

Learn more about Mummies of the World

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  • Head to the GROW Pavilion to learn about nature’s curiosities with Beedle from The Legend of Zelda.

 

Lower Level-LL

  • Join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate esports tournament, beginning at 6 p.m. in Dino Den. Registration is now full.
  • Visit Dancakes in May Hall to create a pancake of your favorite Nintendo character (or anything else you dream up!). Presented by Anime St. Louis and the Missouri Esports Conference.
  • Shop handmade Nintendo products and art works from local artists and crafters in May Hall.

 

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  • Check out local game St. Louis game developers near the Makerspace.

 

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  • Visit the Loft for Nintendo-themed food and drink specials.

 

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

 

Scheduled Activities

5:00 PM, GameXPloration Gallery
Game Dev U.

Learn the basics of how to create a fun and compelling game. Spaces limited.

 

5:30 PM, Energy Stage/LL
8-bit Jam Session

Jam out with us on the musical Tesla Coil as we play your favorite 8-bit classic video game music! Keep an eye out for a special surprise guest.

 

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

 

6:00 – 7:30 PM, OMNIMAX Theater
FREE – Super Smash Bros. Play in the OMNIMAX Theater


Play Super Smash Bros Ultimate in the OMNIMAX Theater or watch others play on the giant screen!
Spaces are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

 

6:30 PM, GameXPloration Gallery
FREE – Giant NES Controller Competition

Bring a friend and join the Giant NES competition. The team that gets the farthest through Super Mario Bros on the giant NES controller wins a prize! Sign up at the GameXP stage starting at 5pm. Limited spots available.

 

7:00 PM, Energy Stage/LL
FREE – Special presentation with Riot Games: Game Development and the Future of Gaming in St. Louis

Join a Q&A with a panel of game designers and producers from the St. Louis HQ of Riot Games, the creators of League of Legends and VALORANT. Hear from Riot Games Chief Operating Officer Scott Gelb!

 

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)

 

8:00 PM, OMNIMAX/2
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

RATING: PG
RUNTIME: 104 MINUTES

Trailer

 

8:00 PM, Energy Stage/LL
Panel Discussion: Esports in St. Louis

Wondering what esports is all about? Hear from local high school and university esports teams about gaming and STEAM career opportunities in our region.


 

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 the OMNIMAX film are primarily designed for visitors 16 years and older.

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

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.

Time

Date:
September 3
Time:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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