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Night at the Museum

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This event isn’t your grandparent’s fundraiser—this unique, 21+ and older event will be the most fun night of Springfield 2021. This year will look a little different. While COVID protocols keep us from serving food, obviously, we are still going to be able to have a ton of fun while raising funds to make learning possible for kids in the Ozarks. We are going to be following COVID safety practices like full masking, temperature checks, and social distancing between groups that are not in the same “bubble.” There will still be both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available, and we will be providing straws because we won’t be removing our masks while in the building.

The best part, other than an amazing time out in downtown Springfield, is we’re raising funds to help students in need experience inspiring hands-on learning at no cost to their families. Night at the Museum attire is date night or business casual–you’ll want to wear comfortable shoes so you can experience all of our activities!

Saturday, January 23, 2021
6:00-10:00 pm
Discovery Center of Springfield

Early Bird General Admission Tickets: $40 each (until December 11, 2020 at 11:59 pm)
Full Price Individual General Admission Tickets: $50 each

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This is an adults-only event. All guests must be 21 years or older.

What safety precautions are you taking?

The safety of our staff and guests will always remain our top priority. As Springfield’s #1 facility with over 100,000 hours in COVID childcare, we are implementing the same groundbreaking techniques used during our emergency childcare to make sure you have the best night out. We’re limiting the total attendance, enforcing limits in galleries and at exhibits, and creating separate eating areas for eating and drinking.. Please note that masks will be required when entering the museum.

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How did you come up with your safety precautions?

We know that you want to respect our team as much as we want them to show you and your family respect, and because we’re a science center, we’re following the best scientific evidence available to us. The current data tells us that masks likely prevent the spread of viruses like COVID-19. We are requiring masking for all of our visitors who are 3 years of age or older. We’re also requiring our team members and volunteers working the event to wear a mask to protect you all the best way we know how. You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own mask, but we will also have paper masks available for purchase at check in.

You will be required to sanitize your hands at our lobby sanitization station and will get a quick, no-touch temperature check before entering the Center. All of our staff and volunteers are required to wear masks at all times and will have their temperatures checked when reporting to work. Staff experiencing any sign of illness will not be allowed to report to work.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Guests may park in the parking lot to the East of the Discovery Center (parking lot facing the front of the building). When the parking lot is full, guests are encouraged to find street parking on McDaniel and St. Louis Street.

What’s the refund policy?

Given the current environment, we are keeping our refund policy flexible. Feel free to give us a call at 417-862-9910 with any questions.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We can look you up by first and last name for an easy, no-touch check in!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Give us a call at 417-862-9910 or email


January 23
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Discovery Center


The Discovery Center
438 E St. Louis Street
Springfield, MO 65806 United States
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