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MIT Museum After Dark

Enjoy a lively evening of entertainment, science, and tinkering for the 21+ crowd!

Come mingle, laugh, and learn at our museum-wide party. Enjoy drinks, creative activities, and surprising science discoveries with a different theme each month.

6pm–9:00pm
$15 advance reservation, $20 at the door
21+ only
Pre-registration encouraged. Check back in August when registration opens.


Light Up the Night

Delight your eyes and brighten the night as you see and play with many applications of light and lasers.

Discover exciting and surprising ways that light and lasers are used in science, technology, and art. Make your night bright by playing with rainbows, lasers, LEDs, and more.

Sound and Music

Sound can inspire you to dance and sing, but it can also be used to make scientific discoveries and develop innovative materials. Meet researchers, enjoy local music, create and manipulate sound effects, and more.

The Softer Side of Science

See how MIT puts both the tech and style in “textile.” Enjoy demos and activities with innovations including garments that can sense and react to movement, heat, and sweat; flexible fibers that combine capabilities of sensors, batteries and data storage; and data visualizations in the form of beautiful wearable art.