History After Hours: Ages 21+ Evening Events

Experience a night at the museum just for grown-ups! History After Hours programs are for ages 21+ and include access to the exhibitions, plus special activities, crafts, tasty beverages, and other shennanigans. Buy your tickets in advance or at the door. Or, buy a season ticket packagefor all four events and SAVE! 

2020 History After Hours line-up:

  • Shipwrecks! Thursday February 13, 7:00-10:00 PM 
    Ahoy! Do all things lost at sea pique your interest? Hear dramatic shipwreck stories and learn about searches, recoveries and discoveries in the Pacific Northwest. Explore the exhibition Unforgiving Waters: Shipwrecks of the Pacific Northwest. Hear tales presented by organizations from the maritime community.  Games, activities and beverages aplenty.
    Order tickets for Shipwrecks! here.
  • Cheers for Women Thursday May 7, 7:00-10:00 PM
    Hoorah for women! We’re marking the centennial of women’s suffrage all year long and this night is an opportunity to raise a glass to women past and present. Play your way through the engaging exhibition Votes for Women: 100 Years and Counting. Lift your spirits while you learn about the incredible women who led Washington’s suffrage fight. Honor the sheroes in your life.
    Order tickets for Cheers for Women here.
  • Deadly WashingtonThursday October 29, 7:00-10:00 PM
    Cautionary tales of Washington’s dark side will give you goosebumps!  Explore trepidatious geologic activity, serial killers, climate change, marijuana use, extreme weather, and many other strange occurrences. Find out  how to be prepared and stay safe if you should encounter such events with rescue experts and other responders. Sip some spirits, craft beer and wine to calm your nerves!
    Order tickets for Deadly Washington here.
  • Bootleggers’ Ball II Thursday December 3, 7:00-10:00 PM
    If you were part of Bootleggers’ Ball 2019 you’ll know how much fun was had celebrating Repeal Day! Prohibition is a big topic in Washington’s history (and nationally), and we’re going to continue to explore the fascinating tales of rum-running, speakeasies and more with a wealth of new activities and presenters! Spirits, wine and craft brew await. Start working on your prohibition-era costumes now and keep your eye out for the 2020 speakeasy secret pass code!
    Order tickets for Bootleggers' Ball II here.

Members get a discount! Find out about membership.

Thrifty fun-makers can order a 2020 History After Hours Season Ticket Package! Makes a great gift too. Get a discount for the package of all four events and quadruple your fun! Click here to order. 

Ticket prices: 

Each ticket includes: 

  • admission
  • two drink tickets
  • a souvenir beverage glass
  • access to the museum's exhibitions
  • and all of the awesome programs, games, crafts and activities you can imagine! 
  • Members: $20 in advance or at the door, $75 for the season package with admission to all four events
  • Non members: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $85 for a season package with admission to all four events

WSHS members get History after Hours discounts and so much more. Interested? Find out more here

You are welcome to purchase tickets for individual History After Hours events, or buy a season ticket package and SAVE! Makes a great gift, too. 

Note: Tickets are non-refundable, but feel free to gift your ticket to a friend if you are unable to attend.