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First Fridays at the Science Center: Bring Back Firefly!

  • Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Avenue St. Louis, MO, 63110 United States (map)

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

Featured Presentation: Live taping of Geek Universe radio show
8pm, Boeing Hall; FREE! TR
Geek Universe is your talk radio destination for all things geeky and nerdy -- sci-fi, fantasy, superheroes and much more! Join host Jim Yelton as he interviews Dr. Dan Yezbick, St. Louis Community College - Wildwood, about what makes Firefly so exceptional, and why it continues to have a large following. 

Ongoing Activities, 6 - 9pm

Lower Level - LL
• See what Firefly crafts Spiderloom and Arch City Crafts have created.
• Check out the latest makerspace innovations with Inventor Forge.

First Floor - 1
• Smuggling Challenge -- Join the Serenity crew to smuggle loot across the ‘Verse! Find out more at the Firefly Recruitment table in the lobby.
• Check out all manner of shiny things from local crafters and artists.
• Test out games from local game developers.
• Get a massage from Wellness Choice. 
• Snap a pic at the Firefly photo opp!

Second Floor - 2
• Coloring at First Friday
• Learn more about Geekinomicon StL, Extra Life, and AnimeSTL! The Loft/2
• Find out how you can participate in the Bright Ideas Expo, Kawa Kon, and Archon. Makerspace/2
• Check out the local robotics scene and how you can get involved with ROBOMO. Makerspace/2
• Tinker with Arch Reactor. Makerspace/2
• Experience Flight: Test out our flight simulators – $5 and $7
• Public Telescope Viewing – weather permitting (Archery Field) – beginning at 7:30pm
• Learn about space exploration with the St. Louis Space Frontier, Moon Society and Challenger Learning Center – St. Louis. 
• Help CosmoQuest with a citizen science project on mapping the stars!

Timed Activities

6:30pm, OMNI/2
Firefly pilot episode “Serenity” TR
Free! (2002, 86 minutes)

6:30pm, CenterStage/LL
Amazing Science Demonstration: Space Sucks

7pm, Planetarium/2
Planetarium Show: The Sky Tonight TR

7pm, The Loft/2
First Friday Trivia
Limited seating; sign up in The Loft.

7:30pm, CenterStage/LL
Amazing Science Demonstration: Space Sucks

8pm, Boeing Hall/1
Live Taping of Geek Universe TR
Free! Hosted by Jim Yelton; featuring Dr. Dan Yezbick

9pm, Planetarium/2
Firefly pilot episode “Serenity” TR
Free! (2002, 86 minutes)

9pm, Boeing Hall/1
Rock out with the Browncoats! FREE!

9:30pm, CenterStage/LL
Smuggling Challenge winning team announced.

10pm, OMNI/2
Serenity TR
Free! (2005, 119 minutes)