Since 2011, First Friday has been the place where real science and pop culture collide at the Saint Louis Science Center. Learn the real science behind science fiction and mingle with others interested in the geekier side of life. Each month, First Friday features a different theme, hands-on activities, pub-style trivia, engaging presentations, photo ops for showing off your costume, and food and drink specials.
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.
August 5- “As you wish!” Join us on August 5 for an enchanted evening as we dive into The Princess Bride. Explore the science behind poisons and potions, the magic of storytelling, and what it means to be in love. End the evening with a free screening of the beloved classic in the OMNIMAX theater. September 2- Prepare your Planeswalkers for Magic: The Gathering First Friday on September 2. Join us for Friday Night Magic and learn about the real science behind your favorite card game. Test your knowledge at trivia, hear from local game creators, and end the evening with a free screening of favorite fantasy film. October 7- “They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious, and spooky…” ring in spooky season with The Addams Family First Friday on October 7! The evening will feature trivia, special presentations, a graveyard game, and more. End the evening with a free screening of The Addams Family (1991) or catch an episode of the original Addams Family TV series (1964). November 4- E.T., phone the Saint Louis Science Center – it’s time to celebrate 40 years of this iconic film! Explore worlds beyond our own and find out what planet E.T. may live on. Hear from popular culture historian Caseen Gaines, author of the newly released book E.T.: the Extra Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History. End the evening with a screening E.T. in the OMNIMAX theater. December 2- Return to Hogwarts once more and explore the science of our favorite wizarding world. Shop from local artists and crafters, test your knowledge at trivia, journey through the building on a special mission, and attend a feature presentation all about how the fans have shaped the series. Wrap up the evening with screenings of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in the OMNIMAX theater. Be sure to come in your best Yule Ball attire!