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After Dark Series

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

After Dark is a monthly adults-only, after-hours event at the museum. Full of science and surprises, expect demonstrations, tastings, conversation and interactive play. Our galleries will be open for you, and we'll always have live music, cash bar, and bites by culinary specialists from around the city.

21+ only

Same-day Purchase - $20
Advance Purchase - $15
MIT ID holders - $10

Space is limited. Pre-registration strongly suggested.

The Science of Comedy

April Fool’s Day may give you a chuckle, but April’s After Dark will release more endorphins than you knew you had! Laugh at local comedians who take the stage at Open Mic Night and be amused by daring pranks pulled by MIT’s most creative hackers. Quit clowning around and come learn about the science behind laughter.

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Past Sessions

Chemistry of Cocktails

Join us for a night full of science, spirits and surprise as leading scientists and mixologists reveal the secrets behind your favorite cocktails. Learn how to carbonate your beverage with dry ice, light up your party with fluorescent mixers, and layer on the fun with density drinks. Expect demonstrations, tastings, conversation and interactive play, and leave with a better understanding of what you’re drinking, while meeting like-minded cocktail enthusiasts.

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