Thursdays on Tap



Every Thursday through October 26

Experience the Museum after hours featuring live music, food trucks, drinks and outdoor games. Plus, get full access to the Museum and all our exhibit halls. This program is for ages 21+, so it is the perfect opportunity to experience the Museum without the daytime crowds or kids (we love them but Thursday nights now belong to YOU).


Explore Member $5  Non-Member $25

Food and drinks are an additional cost. 



Event Features

Full Museum Access

Food Trucks and Drinks

Live Music Performances

Outdoor Games

What's on Tap

October 5

Outside on the Plaza
Cousins Maine Lobster
Yummy Pizza
Twisted Potato
Eloisa’s Kitchen
Community Beer Co.
Live music – Jade Nickol
Outdoor Games

Inside the Museum
Explore the Museum exhibit halls

October 12

Outside on the Plaza
Mi Cocina
Sushi Dojo
Easy Slider
The Butcher’s Son
Community Beer Co.
Live music – Alex Cantrell
Outdoor Games

Inside the Museum
Explore the Museum exhibit halls

October 19

Outside on the Plaza
Cuates Kitchen
Egg Stand
Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe
El Chifrijo
Community Beer Co.
Live music – John Herbert
Outdoor Games

Inside the Museum
Explore the Museum exhibit halls

New dates will be added weekly through October 26.


Become a Member

Thinking about becoming a member? It’s an easy decision with $5 access to every Thursdays on Tap event, along with a ton of other awesome benefits including free general admission to the Museum, members-only events, exclusive discounts and more!


Discount applies to Explore level members only. 

Know Before You Go

Directions and Parking

  • Self-parking is available in the Main Museum Parking Lot located under Woodall Rodgers Freeway, on Broom Street across from the Museum. Parking is $10 per car; only credit card payments are accepted. There is not a discount for member parking.
  • Taking public transportation, carpooling or taking designated driver services are also great options! Due to the type of event, we are encouraging ride-share.


  • After purchasing your ticket online, you will receive a confirmation email with your ticket(s) and receipt. Please print your ticket or have the QR code handy on your smartphone to be scanned upon arrival. 
  • Tickets are also available at the gate, if not previously sold out.
  • This event is for guests age 21+ only; please have your state-issued ID card or driver’s license ready to show at the entrance. 

Food and Drinks

  • Drinks will be available for purchase at our bars, located outside the Museum during this adults-only event.
  • Drink prices range from $3 to $10. Last call will begin at 9:45 p.m. 
  • No need to eat before you come! Food trucks will be available outside the Museum, featuring tasty treats and delicious bites for purchase from 6 to 10 p.m.

Inclement Weather

  • This event will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the musician(s), bars, games and food truck access will be available inside the Museum. Make sure to check the website homepage or our Instagram page for updates.


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