what's on \\ Events


6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Members, college students and Salem residents (with ID) FREE, Nonmembers $12

PEM/PM, our after-hours party series, offers unconventional programming the third Thursday of every month. The evenings are structured around a fun or topical theme that connects to exhibitions and the museum collection and targets all types of creative individuals. Each PEM/PM features after-hours access to the museum galleries, interactive and art-focused experiences, an informal atmosphere including live music or DJ performances, tailored culinary offerings and a cash bar. There are multiple opportunities to interact with artists and performers, tinkerers and thinkers.

Also on the third Thursday of every month, the entire museum stays open from 10 am to 9:00 pm.


Come celebrate the Art & Nature Center's new exhibition XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions. Snap a picture in our black-light photo booth, check out interactive projection-based art by area artists, head to the XYZT exhibition to watch contemporary dance performances by the BoSoma School of Dance, make your own magnetic field sensory bottle, enjoy some delicious bites by North Shore pop up Nightshade and more.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 | Bollywood Night

Join us for the latest Bollywood hits and remixes with DJ Yogi, henna tattoos, custom cocktails, dance performances and more. 


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21 | Cup of Cheer

You don't want to miss the last PEM/PM of 2017! Don your ugliest holiday sweater, wrap those last minute gifts, and sip on some festive cocktails while dancing the night away to the funky sounds of the BT/ALC Big Band. 


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