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Geek out on the first Friday of every month!

Learn the real science behind science fiction at our First Friday events!

Each month has a different theme, features free hands-on activities and culminates with a free 10 pm screening of a classic science fiction movie in the OMNIMAX® Theater.

First Friday favorites like public telescope viewings, scifi trivia and special prices for OMNIMAX® films are a staple at every event. Tickets for the free 10 pm show are available starting at 6 pm on the evening of the First Friday event and are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

First Friday activities such as presentations, sci-fi trivia, 10 pm sci-fi film, etc. are primarily designed for adults and recommended for audiences 16 years and older. Our public telescope viewings and free 7 pm Planetarium Show are recommended for all ages.

Upcoming First Friday Dates and Themes

December 1: Doctor Who

Relive your favorite moments from the Doctor Who holiday specials and travel through time, sort of, and through our galleries as you play a building-wide game full of holiday fun and aliens.

January 5: Star Wars

Learn how to wield a light saber and other Jedi skills! Hear the latest in planetary science and exoplanet discoveries from Michael C. Bouchard, PhD candidate in Earth and Planetary Science at Washington University. End your evening by seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the OMNIMAX Theater at a special First Friday price!

February 2: Marvel’s Black Panther

The Marvel Universe returns, in celebration of the new release of Black Panther later this month. Dress as your favorite Marvel character and explore “Marvel-ous” questions such as, can herbs really change change our physical attributes and does vibranium really exist?

March 2: Indiana Jones

April 6: The Dark Crystal

May 4: Movie Magic, Featuring the St. Louis Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Festival

June 1: Jurassic World

July 6: Star Trek

August 3: Arthurian Legends

September 7: Harry Potter

October 5: The Goonies or Stranger Things

November 2: Bourne, Bond and Beyond

December 7: Doctor Who

Thank you to our First Friday sponsors:

Thanks to our partner Johnnie Brock’s Dungeon for providing costumes for Science Center staff.

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