Info The Institute of Contemporary Art, located on Boston’s booming waterfront, hosts some of the city’s edgiest and most visually spectacular events. Founded in 1936 in Back Bay, the Institute of Contemporary Art relocated to its current home in 2006, where it has gained a gourmet café, a stunning 350-seat multipurpose auditorium ... more
100 Nothern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
Info The Museum of Fine Arts bordering the campus of Northeastern University contains a variety of halls spanning a multitude of cultures – guests can take in Egyptian mummies, Japanese prints, contemporary American sculptures, Chinese calligraphy, and Mayan pottery all in one afternoon. Founded in 1870, the museum ... more
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Info The Museum of Science (MOS) located on Boston’s scenic waterfront has been educating generations of citizens about all aspects of scientific pursuits for almost two centuries. Founded originally as a natural history museum in 1830, it underwent a major overhaul in 1951 to concentrate solely on science, the first museum ... more
1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
The museums in Boston are a great day or night option, as many of them host swanky evening events perfect for a classy night out.
Modern art lovers can head to the Institute of Contemporary Art to peruse exhibits in a variety of media, ranging from graffiti and tattoo art to photography, video, and sculpture. Floor to ceiling windows overlook the waterfront, and a patio adjoining the café is the perfect place for visitors to sip a glass of wine. In the summer, the DJs on the Harbor nights are a perennial hit with the alternative set. Electronic and alternative DJs spin on the ICA’s outside deck while fun-loving guests of all ages and decked out in everything from cocktail dresses to plaid shirts and sneakers dance it up with bottles of craft beer in hand.
The Museum of Fine Arts bordering the campus of Northeastern University contains a variety of halls spanning several cultures; guests can take in Egyptian mummies, Japanese prints, and early American portraits all in one afternoon. Two reoccurring events are held at the museum – “Winesdays,” a wine tasting on the last Wednesday of each month, and “First Friday,” an evening held on the first Friday of each month when the museum hours are extended and guests can stroll through the galleries with a cocktail in hand.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in the Fenway area is one of the most architecturally impressive places in Boston and hosts the popular “Gardner After Hours” every third Thursday of the month. The theme of each event changes to reflect the seasons, but they all feature a DJ in the courtyard, a scavenger hunt, and a classical concert with separate admission.
If you’re looking for a unique night out, consider heading to one of Boston’s diverse museums. From wild dance parties to sophisticated concerts, you’re bound to find an interesting scene.