Teen Night Out @Natural History

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Two teenagers sitting on a sofa and holding the hands of a girl in the middle as she hangs upside down off the front.

Photo by Rachel Wimmer, Smithsonian.

Saturday, November 18

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


FREE Event for Teens Ages 13-19 (with a valid school ID)

Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History


On Saturday, November 18, the National Museum of Natural History is throwing a first-ever after-hours Teen Night Out, after the museum is closed!

From 6:30 p.m to 9:00 p.m., Q?rius will transform into a party for Teens Only. There will be free food, a DJ, musical performances, hands-on science stations, and awesome opportunities to learn more about Youth Programs at the Natural History Museum. This will be the first time the Museum has ever hosted a Teen Night, and you don't want to miss it! For more information on the night’s schedule, specific performances, and great giveaways, email YouthNMNH@si.edu.


  • This event is for Teens Only, ages 13-19 with a valid school ID.
  • Please arrive early.
  • Parents and guardians will receive a coupon good for 15% off their purchase at Teaism Penn Quarter, which can be used during the Teen Night Out!

Spread the word! Download and print the flyers below and help us pack the museum for our first-ever after-hours Teen Party!

Teen Night Out Flyer in Color (PDF) | Teen Night Out Flyer in B&W (PDF)

Eight teen interns pose with anthropologist Joshua Bell in front of a mounted specimen of polar bear.

Photo by Ben Taylor, Smithsonian.