Museum After Dark


Live camels! Sword swallowers! Snake charmers! It was an evening our guests won’t soon forget as they were transported in time and place to the Silk Road for the annual Museum After Dark gala on Friday, November 21. More than 650 revelers raised $850,000 to support the Museum’s educational programs, which seek to inspire young minds to think, learn, and grow through science.

Event chairs Lee and Susan McIntire hosted an evening of exotic entertainment and cuisine that not only celebrated history’s most historic trade route but also another memorable year at the Museum, particularly the opening of the new Morgridge Family Exploration Center and Rocky Mountain Science Collections Center. The party went well into the wee hours as the Young Professionals Committee hosted 300 people at the annual After Dark Soiree.

The Museum sincerely thanks our Museum After Dark supporters. We look forward to seeing you again next year on Friday, November 13, 2015!

For questions and more information, contact Tracy McKenna at or 303.370.8326.

Click here to see a full gallery of photos from Museum After Dark 2014.

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