Spark your curiosity while exploring the exhibits after hours! First Fridays bring together a myriad of activities covering everyday science, historical oddities, and everything in between. Grab your friends, and kick off an evening of discovery, surprise, and a little nerdy fun.

First Fridays at the Institute are always free and open to the public. Attendees will receive a 10% discount at National Mechanics.

Upcoming Events

Thrills, chills, and alchemical mysteries await you at this month’s First Friday!


Join us for the opening of our outdoor exhibition, Science and Survival, featuring a talk by curator Jocelyn McDaniel.