Spark your curiosity while exploring the exhibits after hours!

First Fridays bring together a myriad of activities covering everyday science, historical oddities, and everything in between. Grab your friends, and kick off an evening of discovery, surprise, and a little nerdy fun.

First Fridays at the Institute are always free and open to the public. Attendees will receive a 10% discount to National Mechanics restaurant.

Upcoming Events

Explore natural and synthetic fibers and dyes and look at the fascinating histories behind the clothes we wear.


Celebrate the opening of our outdoor exhibition exploring the intersections of environmentalism, education, and fun!