On Friday night, we went to 2020’s inaugural “First Friday” at the St. Louis Science Center, and it was a lot fun, which we realized even before we entered the building!
Yes, the theme was Star Wars, and they went all out for it. There were some artifacts, which even included props from the movies:
There were plenty of people in costume:
And where there are costumes, there are also photo opps:
We saw a lightsaber combat demonstration (from a distance…I think this was the most crowded event we’ve been to!):
And we participated in a campus-wide game, at the end of which, the children got to make medals for being Resistance heroes!
My favorite part of the evening though, was the class we took…a Star Wars cross-stitch class! I couldn’t resist choosing an adorable “Baby Yoda” pattern.
Ladybug picked BB-8, and not only did she finish it, she added a bit to it, which impressed me!
I will admit that I occasionally find these events overwhelming, because there are so many people it’s hard to move at times, and it gets very warm in the building. But there are also a lot of fun activities, and it seems like this geeky occasion was made just for our family!