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First Friday, Star Wars – January 5th, 2018

First Friday is the Science Center’s premier experience for adults. Many activities are designed with individuals age 16 or older in mind. Families are welcome to enjoy the activities using parental discretion.

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

Not to Be Missed!

6-9pm, Entire Campus
Play Choose Your Path

Are you more Yoda or Palpatine? Find out once and for all in Choose Your Path, our building-wide game. May the Force be with you!

6:30 & 8pm, Center Stage
Star Wars: A Galaxy of Planets

Special presentation by Michael Bouchard, Washington University in St. Louis.

Ongoing Activities, 6-9pm

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Get creative in the Fossil Prep Lab with our First Friday Star Wars coloring page!

Learn lightsaber choreography with Saber Arts Guild every 30 minutes starting at 6:30pm. Space limited. Sign up at the entrance to May Hall.

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Look for the lightsabers! See prop weapons used in Star Wars films from a local collection.

Game through time and space with board games from Game Nite, in the Life Science Lab Classroom

Visit members of the Gateway Squad of the 501st Legion of St. Louis throughout the building.

Last First Friday to visit our special exhibition, The Discovery of King Tut!
$14 for Adults and $12 for Children; $7 for Member Adults and $6 for Member Children. TR $

See R2D2 and other droids created by the St. Louis R2 Builders.

See the latest innovations from local hacker space, Arch Reactor.

See local crafters and artists including Everyday Geek, ArtMonkeyWorld, and more.


See Dancakes in action with Anime STL.

Make your own Star Wars video game with Pixel Press.

Test games created by local game developers.

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Don’t Miss Tonight’s Food and Drink Specials at the Loft!

Learn more about St. Louis CIA, Geekinomicon STL, USS Umiak, and Extra Life.


Check out the newest innovations with robots from ROBOMO.

Armor. Mask. Lightsaber. AT-AT. Y-wing. What will you build in our Classroom Cardboard Build?


  • Experience Flight: Test out our flight simulators – $5 and $7.
  • Public Telescope Viewing – weather permitting (Archery Field) – solar observing starting at 6pm and night sky viewing beginning at 7pm, with the St. Louis Astronomical Society.
  • Discover more about space exploration with St. Louis Space Frontier and the Moon Society.
  • Contribute to a better understanding of the Universe through CosmoQuest, a citizen science project.

Scheduled Activities

6:30pm, CenterStage/LL
Star Wars: A Galaxy of Planets

Presentation by Michael Bouchard, PhD Candidate in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, Washington University in St. Louis

7:00pm, Planetarium/2 TR
Planetarium Show: The Sky at Night

Free! (45 min)

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

Limited seating; sign up in The Loft.

7:00pm, OMNIMAX/2 TR
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Special First Friday Price! $11 (2017, 136 minutes)

8:00pm, CenterStage/LL
Star Wars: A Galaxy of Planets

Presentation by Michael Bouchard, PhD Candidate at Washington University in St. Louis

8:30pm, T-Rex Meeting Room/LL TR
Geek Universe Radio Show: Star Wars

9pm, Planetarium/2 TR
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episods I-III.  Rated PG-13 for mature content

(2008-2010) 99 min

9pm, CenterStage/LL
Archon Presents: Star Wars 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.

10pm, OMNIMAX/2 TR
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Special First Friday Price!  $11 (2017, 136 min)

Plan to attend these upcoming First Fridays!

February 2 Marvel’s Black Panther
March 2 Indiana Jones
April 6 The Dark Crystal
May 4th Movie Magic, Featuring the St. Louis Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Festival

Answers To Your First Friday Questions

How does First Friday Work?

To play, register as an individual or with a team at The Loft. We can accommodate up to 15 teams. 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. 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 showtime 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 showtime. 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 showtime.

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.

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