Museum After Dark

This fall, our annual black-tie gala Museum After Dark will be held on opening night of the exotic exhibition Traveling the Silk Road. You and your guests will be transported to this remarkable trade route, during a golden age of oasis cities, night markets, camel caravans, and spice merchants. Please join us on Friday, November 21, to help us kick off a new exhibition while raising funds for Museum education. 


Your commitment to Museum After Dark helps ensure that every child in our community has access to world-class science opportunities. One-hundred percent of the funds raised will provide educational programs that seek to inspire young minds to think, learn, and grow through science. Your donation will support activities such as

  • scholarships
  • onsite classes, labs, and tours
  • teacher professional development


We look forward to celebrating with you and your guests on November 21! Click here to purchase tickets today. 


6:30 p.m.
Cocktails, Dancing, Silent Auction

Click here to view this year's silent auction items.

8 p.m.

9:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.
After Dark Soiree (included with Museum After Dark ticket purchase); click here for more information


Click here to download table and sponsorship information


Gala Chairs:  Susan and Lee McIntire
Auction Chair:  Anne McCarthy
Décor Chair:  Merrill Shields


For more information, please contact Tracy McKenna at 303.370.8326 or


Click here to see photos from Museum After Dark 2013.

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Discovering Their Full Potential

Paul and Harriet Rosen -- longtime Museum volunteers -- wanted high school students to have the opportunity to discover their full potential, so they helped provide seed money for the Teen Science Scholars program.
(August 2012)

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