Enjoy the Museum after hours with an evening of tours!

Learn unknown MPM facts, get the stories behind the exhibits, brave the Third Floor in the dark, and go behind the scenes. Guests will have the opportunity to plan their perfect MPM evening and choose their own custom lineup of Educator, Curator, and self-led tours.

Behind-the-scenes opportunities will take place in the Anthropology, Botany, and Zoology departments as well as the Planetarium.

21+ event, IDs required. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Ticket price includes admission and snacks. Cash bar available. Each tour subject to capacity.

Date and Time

Thursday, May 9, 2024
7-10 p.m.

Cost and Reservations


This event is sold out.


Tour Lineup

Welcome to the Herbarium! – Get a behind-the-scenes look at MPM's historic research collection of preserved plant specimens. Spanning nearly 200 years, the MPM Herbarium is one of the largest in the state and oldest in the country.

A Peek into the Anthropology Lab – See what we are currently working on, including how we select artifacts for the Future Museum.

What's Behind the Scenes? – You may know that the Museum has more than 4 million specimens and objects, mostly stored behind the scenes, but do you know what they are, and why? Visit our bird collection and learn about these hidden gems.

Dark Side of the Dome – Witness the history of the big dome, see what powers it, and discover the dark side of the dome!