Science up date night
21 years and up
Additional Fee for Traveling Exhibition
Upcoming Social Science Events
Fri, Jan 24 at 7pm
Create some STEAM as you discover the diverse world of Engineering through the innovative research, concepts and designs that are manufacturing the world as we know it.
Fri, Apr 17 at 7pm
Explore the technology and science behind the smart machines and programs we use every day and discover the underlying systems that guide our lives and shape our future.
Fri, Jun 26 at 7pm
Get all your giggles out, because this night is devoted to the study and celebration of sexual interests, behaviors, and functions.
Frequently Asked Questions about Social Science
Does the ticket price include alcohol and food?
No. Alcohol and food can be purchased at an additional cost. The Café opens at 6pm to allow guests to dine before the evening’s activities, and multiple bars located throughout the Museum serve beverages and snacks. Café and bars accept cash and credit cards. Last call for the bars is at 10:15pm.
Do event tickets grant access to traveling exhibitions?
No. The Social Science ticket only permits entrance to the event itself. To visit a traveling exhibition, tickets must be purchased in addition to the Social Science ticket. However, for your convenience, these tickets can be purchased together as a package.
Do I have to arrive promptly at 7pm to attend?
Nope. 7pm is the time the doors open and most activities begin, but there are lots of fun things happening throughout the night. The day of the event, we will send you a “Know Before You Go” email which will include the night’s schedule so you can plan your arrival accordingly. Please note that some of the activities close at 10pm rather than the event end time of 11pm.
Where can I park?
Guests may park in the Main Museum Parking Lot located under Woodall Rodgers Freeway, which is covered and well-lit 24 hours a day. Once you park, there is a safe crosswalk to the north (away from downtown) that leads up the ramp towards the check-in for Social Science. Parking is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Social Science attendees can also take the DART train or any car service as well.
Is there a dress code?
All we require is shirt, pants, and shoes. Feel free to get as dressed up as you like, or you can simply wear jeans and a t-shirt. Just wear whatever you're most comfortable in to have fun and learn!
Must all attendees be 21 years or older?
Yes. This event is exclusively for those age 21 and over. IDs will be checked to verify age at the door, so please be sure to have it ready upon arrival.
If tickets are sold out online, can tickets be purchased at the door?
If tickets are sold out, we do NOT sell tickets at the door. We understand the frustration of not being able to purchase a ticket, but we strive to make these events enjoyable for all attendees by keeping the attendance at a specific maximum number. When tickets for the upcoming Social Science sellout, tickets for the next Social Science event will go on sale, and we encourage you to purchase those tickets as soon as possible. Signing up for our e-newsletter is a great way to be in the know when tickets go on sale.