Museums After Dark returns for 3 dates in 2018

Downtown museums extend their hours for three dates in 2018.

Aurora Museums After Dark welcomes visitors to downtown museums after hours on three Thursdays in 2018.

Aurora Regional Fire Museum, SciTech Hands On Museum, G.A.R. Museum, The Pierce Center, and Santori Public Library stay open for an extra few hours for families to enjoy on March 29, June 21 and September 20.

The museums open from 5 to 8 p.m. for Aurora Museums After Dark. Children are free with paid adult admission and members are free at applicable museums.

The downtown museums highlight STEAM activities for all ages. Families are encouraged to pick up a museum passport and have it stamped at all locations in order to enter a raffle for a museum membership.

Aurora Museums After Dark is sponsored by Aurora Downtown, a non-profit organization of downtown business and property owners within Special Service Area #One.

Brian Failing, executive director of the Aurora Regional Fire Museum, came up with the idea for the pilot season in summer 2017. ā€œIt allows us to bring families downtown to enjoy all that our great museums have to offer, and it allows us an opportunity to collaborate on new programming,ā€ he said.

Venture downtown when the stars are out, and enjoy a fun and educational treat for all ages.