Geek Out on First Fridays

Pick your costume (alien or astronaut) and help the Science Center kick off the Planetarium’s anniversary month with new astronomy activities and the return of some old favorites!

Unless otherwise noted, all activities are free. Free parking on First Fridays!

In the James S. McDonnell Planetarium
6 to 9pm Experience Flight: Test out our new flight simulators ($5)
Create your own pocket constellation
6:30pm Demonstration: Where Are the New Worlds?
6:30 to 9pm Public Telescope Viewing (Archery Field)
7pm Planetarium Show: The Sky Tonight (Star Bay)
7:30pm Demonstration: Alien Auroras
9pm Planetarium Show: Seeking New Earths

In The Loft (Main Building, Second Floor)
6 pm DJ Quasar phones home some extraterrestrial tunes
7pm First Fridays’ Trivia (categories to be announced on Facebook)
8pm Science Café with Gregg Maryniak: Starships, Worldships and Interstellar Nomads
9pm More intergalactic mixes from DJ Quasar

Demos and Activities, 6 to 9pm (Main Building, First Floor)
Make an alien DNA trait bracelet.
Create space age music with instruments designed by circuit bender by Dustin Nosreppe.
Pic-Me-Pictures! Space-themed Photo Booth

In the OMNIMAX® (Main Building, Second Floor)
Evening pricing ($6, all tickets; $5 for college students with valid id)
6pm Flight of the Butterflies
7pm Space Station
8pm Air Racers
10pm Alien (1979) (**This movie is rated R**)

I'll wait outside the entrance of the Science Center, I will either have a sign, t-shirt or button to help you find me, I'll make sure to let you know day of!

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  • Tiffany

    It was nice meeting everyone!

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Good free fun.

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • Joshua

    Finally here

    April 5, 2013

    • Joshua

      Ok

      April 5, 2013

    • Joshua

      I'm at the laser show i never been to it so i couldnt pass this up

      April 5, 2013

  • Sally E

    Awesome

    April 5, 2013

  • Tiffany

    Where's the party at?

    April 5, 2013

    • Stephanie

      We are done with the show standing in the lobby.

      April 5, 2013

    • Stephanie

      Look for Marvin the Martian & glow necklaces!

      April 5, 2013

  • Tiffany

    Running late. Hopefully I can find everyone inside!

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • Amber H.

    Where are we meeting at?

    April 4, 2013

    • Stephanie

      I will be waiting outside the main door.

      April 4, 2013

    • Amber H.

      Ill be coming for the lasers at 8:30, but was hoping to say yo some of you. Ill try and find ya.

      April 5, 2013

  • Jennifer S.

    I can't make it tonight after all... :(

    April 5, 2013

  • Stephanie

    I will be waiting outside the main door tonight at 6pm. I am going to try to run to the store and get some glow stick bracelets so you can really see me!! I also plan on having some sort of meetup sign. I look forward to seeing everyone.

    April 5, 2013

  • Mishell

    I have friends visiting from Chicago so I can't make it

    April 5, 2013

  • Ginger

    I'm a maybe.

    April 4, 2013

  • Rachel H.

    I am also signed up with the Sci-fi /Fantasy group. We should combine forces to increase interests. ;-)

    1 · April 3, 2013

    • Shinywaterbead

      Me too!

      April 4, 2013

    • Stephanie

      That is fine with me! I'm planning on waiting outside the front door with a sign so you can let anyone know they are welcome to stop!

      April 4, 2013

  • Shinywaterbead

    Planning to arrive late, but we will definitely see the movie!

    April 4, 2013

  • Joshua

    I will be wearing a trek next gen uniform its seems right for it

    April 4, 2013

    • Shinywaterbead

      That's for next month! It's Star Wars vs Star Trek. :)

      1 · April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going out of town this weekend. I am definitely going to check out the Planetarium Show sometime this month though :D

    April 1, 2013

  • Jennifer S.

    we'll be going as aliens!

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Ginger

    I love the Science Center! I haven't been for a really long time. I don't have any costume ideas yet, but i love to dress up. Sounds fun!

    March 30, 2013

  • Mishell

    i would wear a costume, but i don't have one, i m open to suggestion about creating one though

    March 29, 2013

  • missy

    I'm already going with the fiance. If I see you I will say hi.

    March 28, 2013

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