Thursday, Mar 14, 2024 5:00p -
Thursday, Oct 31, 2024 1:00a

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Take your museum adventures around the city to a whole new level this spring! See below for nine after-dark parties at some of Boston's most iconic museums.

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1) Nowruz Spring Equinox Festival at Museum of Fine Arts 

When: Thursday, 3/14 from 7-10pm

Cost: $5

Info: Celebrate the ancient festival of Nowruz at the MFA with special $5 admission starting at 5 pm! Enjoy live performances and cultural activities from around the world as you immerse yourself in the rich traditions and joyful spirit of Nowruz. 

2) Cliff Notez Live at the Museum of Science

When: Thursday, 3/21 from 7:30-9:30pm 

Cost: $20

Info: Award-winning multimedia artist Cliff Notez brings their influential blend of hip hop, jazz, folk, soul, and R&B to the Museum of Science for an unforgettable immersive experience.

3) WNDR Museum After Dark

When: Thursday, 3/21 from 6-10pm 

Cost: $38

Info: Boston's brand new museum, WNDR, hosts WNDR After Dark every third Thursday of the month, featuring femme-led brands and artists. Explore immersive art, enjoy a curated mix by a local DJ, and savor cocktails and bites during extended hours.

4) MFA Late Nites

When: Friday, 3/22 from 8pm-1am

Cost: $20-$25

Info: The highly anticipated event, MFA Late Nites, returns in March with a dynamic celebration of the Korean Wave exhibition. Experience an electrifying after-hours party complete with performances by local dance crews, spotlight talks, and immersive art-making activities, promising an unforgettable evening of culture and entertainment at the museum.

5) MIT Museum After Dark

When: Thursday, 3/14 from 6-9pm

Cost: $15-$20

Info: This adults-only, after-hours party happens once a month and features demonstrations, tastings, interactive play, live music, and a pop-up cash bar featuring artisan lite-bites by culinary specialists from around the city.

6) Free First Thursdays at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

When: Thursday, 11/2 from 3-9pm

Cost: FREE

Info: On the first Thursday of every month, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum offers free admission to all from 3pm to 9pm. Enjoy the galleries after dark, live music, powerful conversations, and hands-on art. The Café is also open late for dinner and drinks.

7) Harvard Art Museums at Night

When: Thursday, 3/28 from 5-9pm

Cost: FREE

Info: Enjoy a night at the Harvard Art Museums with music from DJs and musicians, shop from local vendors & makers, and check out all the art collections the museum has to offer. Also, food & drink will be available, including wine, beer, coffee, tea, and sometimes even themed beverages.

8) Born to Die: A Tribute to Lana Del Rey at the Museum of Science

When: Thursday, 4/4 from 6:30-9:30pm 

Cost: $25

Info: Legendary chanteuse Niki Luparelli returns to MoS for an exclusive one-night tribute to Lana Del Rey backed by an 11-piece orchestra and stunning full dome visuals. Enjoy a drink before and after the show at the cash bar and light bites starting at 6:30 pm. 

9) MFA First Fridays

When: Friday, 4/5 from 6 -9pm

Cost: $27

Info: Dance the night away with live DJ beats, get creative with art, and explore a curator-led tour of the “Dinorá Justice: The Lay of the Land" exhibition. Plus, cocktails and delicious bites are on the menu!

10) ICA First Fridays

When: Friday, 4/5 from 6-9pm

Cost: $25-$30

Info: Every first Friday of the month, the ICA throws themed parties overlooking the waterfront. For April, dive into an underwater extravaganza featuring art, drinks, and music with oceanside views, immersing yourself in Firelei Báez’s grotto-like installations and Wu Tsang’s Moby Dick-inspired artwork, then belt karaoke with The Teachers’ Lounge and Boston While Black. 

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