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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

General Admission at the door - $20
Advance Purchase - $15
MIT ID holders - $10

Space is limited. Advance purchase is recommended.

Magnetic Attractions

Through activities and objects from our collections, explore the science of magnetic attractions at our monthly social event. Then put to test what you’ve learned and see if opposites really do attract as you mingle through a magnetic field of friends and others.

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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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