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Travel Tip: After Hours Experiences In Museums

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Travel Tip: After Hours Experiences In Museums

Sure, visiting a museum is probably on your list of things to do in a new city. But for a really special experience, you might want to try visiting that museum … after hours.

After-hours in museums tend to have a few things in common: cultural experiences, lots of locals, and they usually don’t cost very much.

In Dallas, Nasher Sculpture Center has launched a late-night music and movie event on the third Friday of every month.

Across the street, the Dallas Museum of Art, has its own Thursday night event – including meet and greets with artists and the opportunity to make your own art project.

At First Fridays at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, $13 will get you after-hours access to the museum, live music and food, and a spotlight on an emerging artist.

The monthly after-hours music and art talks at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., are so popular that the museum now has extended hours EVERY Thursday evening.

And at the The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, evening art, music and cocktail events take place on the third Thursday of the month. Admission is $12, but—I kid you not—entrance is free if your name is Isabella!

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