Summer Guide: Aurora Museums After Dark

Wednesday, Jun 7th, 2017 by

Two family-friendly museums in downtown Aurora are planning to stay open for an extra few hours on select dates this summer.

The Aurora Regional Fire Museum and SciTech Hands On Museum will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Thursdays of the month: June 8, July 13 and Aug. 10. Children are free with paid adult admission, and members are free.


Each month the Aurora Regional Fire Museum will feature an array of changing activities.

  • June: Be Safe – Children can create their own mini first-aid kit and learn some basic first-aid tips.
  • July: Cool Off – Color your own fire helmet, enjoy an ice cream treat, and partake in educational demonstrations.
  • August: Create – Create your own mini collection to take home and learn about what a museum is and why they collect what they do.

SciTech will also offer interactive STEAM activities for children.


Brian Failing, executive director of Aurora Regional Fire Museum, said he’s excited to boost museum
offerings in downtown Aurora. “This series seeks to bring families downtown to enjoy all that our great museums have to offer and allow us an opportunity to collaborate on new programming,” he said.


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