Science After Hours: Fright @ Night

Science After Hours: Fright @ Night

Special Nightlife Event 

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

With a shake and a stir, The Franklin Institute’s Science After Hours is back with a twist of nightlife magic. Join us for a night of mischief with Dr. Franklinstein and her team for some shocking, gross and sticky science. Dance the night away with live entertainment and enjoy surprise pop-up drag performances throughout the night.  

Tickets: $40 in advance
Tickets: $45 at the door
Member Tickets: $35
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  • Live entertainment by DJ Shearn and Wassup Gina
  • Drag performances led under the direction of The Eric Jaffe
  • Science Showstoppers—pop-up experiences where drag meets science
  • Eerie sounds from a rare Theremin performance by world-renowned thereminist Mano Divina
  • Planetarium lounge with stellar projections and music
  • Rooftop gazing from the Holt & Miller Observatory (weather permitting)
  • Photo booth to capture the moment
  • Cash bar with themed cocktails and food
  • A Halloween-inspired atmosphere throughout the museum


  • This is a 21+ event. Cash bar with themed cocktails and food. 
  • Proof of vaccination is required for entry. Please be prepared to show your vaccine card or photo of your card.
  • Costumes are encouraged. No full-face coverings or weapons allowed.
  • Only small clutch bags approximately the size of a hand (MAX 4.5”x 6.5”) are allowed.
  • Tickets at the door are $45 on the day of the event ($35 for Members).

Franklin Institute Members: Click here to purchase Member tickets

  • Adults
  • Evening