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First Friday: Superheroes & Supervillains

October 4, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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 distribtued on a first come, first served basis.

October 4, 2013

Superheroes & Supervillains

Get a scientific perspective on popular super heroes and discover more about the local comic book scene. Participate in a pop-up museum where you bring the objects! At this First Friday, we invite you to bring an object that represents how you or someone you know is a superhero.

Dino Overlook (Main Building, First Floor)

Demos and Activities, 6 to 9pm      Look for Voltron!

  • Create your own comic with Star Clipper, St. Louis’ Premier Pop Culture Shop.
  • Make your own superhero or villain costume and accessories at our Maker Space.
  • Take your picture at our First Friday photo booth.
  • See rare comics from the Modern Graphic History Library, Washington University.
  • Test games created by local game developers with the St. Louis chapter of the International Game Developers Association.
  • Create music with instruments designed by circuit bender Dustin Nosreppe.
  • Check out the latest from local innovators — brought to you by Openly Disruptive.
  • Watch an artist from Lion Forge Comics create digital comics.

Pop-up Museum, 6:30 to 7:30pm    You provide the objects!

Bring an object answering the question, “Who or what in your life makes you feel like a superhero?”

Boeing Hall (Main Building, First Floor)

8pm     Dr. Daniel Yezbick: The Evolution of the Super Hero

The Loft (Main Building, Second Floor)

Food and drink specials – get a Super Hero Sandwich!

6 to 9pm

Visit the Artists’ Tables, courtesy of Star Clipper, and get a superhero or villain

drawn to your specifications!

Learn about the local Anime St. Louis convention!

See the Science Center’s 3D printer at work!

7pm     First Fridays’ Trivia – limited seating

OMNIMAX® Theater (Main Building, Second Floor)

Evening pricing ($6, all tickets; $5 for college students with valid id). The 10pm movie is free –

seating is limited and tickets, available at the box office, are required.

6pm     Space Station

7pm     Jerusalem

8pm     Space Station

10pm   Iron Man (2008) (Determined by fan vote!)

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

6 to 9pm         Experience Flight: Test out our flight simulators – $5 and $6

See artist lynn herzberger’s Moon Hats

7 to 9:30pm    Public Telescope Viewing (Archery Field)

7pm                The Sky Tonight

8:30pm           LASERIUM®, the original laser show! ($10)        

Answers to Your First Fridays’ Questions

How does First Fridays’ Trivia work?
To play, register your team or register as an individual, at The Loft. We can accommodate up to 25 teams. There will be five rounds of trivia, with five questions each round. Prizes for the winners of each round!

How do I get tickets for the 10pm movie?
Get your tickets at any ticket booth, starting at 6pm. Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each person is allowed up to four tickets for your group. Once you have a ticket, you must be in the theater by 10 pm to claim your seat. If all tickets have been given out, visitors can wait in the stand-by line.  At 10 pm, we will let people waiting in the stand-by line into the theater, to fill all empty seats.

What is a Pop-up Museum?

A pop-up museum is a temporary exhibition made up of objects brought in and shared by people just like you! When you participate in a pop-up museum, you are invited to bring in an object that connects with the given theme, sort of like show and tell.  At the pop-up museum, you create a label for your object and talk to others about what it represents and why it is meaningful to you.  At the end of the night, everyone takes their objects home with them.


October 4, 2013
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Saint Louis Science Center
5050 Oakland Avenue
Saint Louis, 63110 United States
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(314) 289-4400