Geek out on the first Friday of every month!

Learn the real science behind science fiction at our First Fridays events! Each month has a different theme, features free hands-on activities and culminates with a free 10pm screening of a classic science fiction move 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 10pm show are available starting at 6pm on the evening of the First Friday event and are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

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

Friday, March 6: Game On! 

Friday, April 3: Jurassic Park

Calling all dinosaur geeks -- everywhere you turn at this paleo-themed First Friday you will find something to delight and intrigue you! Make your own cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex tooth, learn about fossil preparation and identification, and keep your eye out for a "real" dinosaur roaming through the event. 
The evening's highlight will be a presentation by science writer and amateur paleontologist Brian Switek who will draw on current research in his talk, "The Real Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park." When Jurassic Park debuted in 1993, the film presented the most accurate dinosaurs to ever stomp across the screen. In the 20 years since the film's release, our understanding of dinosaurs has continued to evolve as paleontologists have made new discoveries. Switek will catch you up on the latest findings that are changing what we know about dinosaurs. Conclude the evening with a free showing of Jurassic Park II: The Lost World in the OMNIMAX Theater. To learn more click here!
Tickets to Brian Switek's presentation are $4 in advance and $5 on April 3. To purchase tickets in advance, select April 3 and Special Events, after clicking here.

Friday, May1: Winter is Coming 

Friday, June 5: These ARE the Droids You're Looking For


Special thanks to U Gas for sponsoring Harry's Big Adventure at the Saint Louis Science Center