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.
Dinner

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 tracy.glass-mckenna@dmns.org.

 

Click here to see photos from Museum After Dark 2013.

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Legacy Lasts for Generations

Monty Cleworth remembers his childhood visits to the Museum as if they were yesterday. Exploring the dioramas and even hosting one of his birthday parties in Gates Planetarium developed his interest in the natural world and his commitment to being a lifelong learner. (September 2013)

Museum After Dark 2013 Supports Science Education

The theme for Museum After Dark 2013 was Across the Universe, and that is indeed where our guests helped us go, fundraising close to $900,000 to support educational scholarships and programs at the Museum. Museum After Dark 2013 was sponsored by John and Ginny Freyer, who chaired the event. (February/March 2014)

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