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!