First Friday is the Saint Louis Science Center’s monthly expo-style event that integrates science content with a pop culture or sci-fi theme. Follow the cross-departmental team and a community partner through the development of a First Friday from the initial brainstorming to integrating visitor feedback. With a wide range of characters including staff, partners, and visitors, we’ll explore the tensions of defining and engaging a First Friday audience; the push to be innovative and test concepts, exhibits, and/or games every month; and how the program has evolved. Education, Audience Research & Evaluation track generously supported by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Braton Grannan, Jeffrey Johnson, Kelley Staab, Paul Freiling