Undress the future of your wardrobe at this adults-only night at the Museum.

Explore Wired to Wear, the first-ever exhibit dedicated to the future of wearable technology. Experiment with conductive tattoos that light up across your skin and bracelets that translate your dance moves to music. Hear from creators featured in the exhibit during a live podcast taping of WBEZ’s Nerdette. Discover the technology behind the costumes in Cirque du Soleil’s brand new show VOLTA, opening May 18 under the Big Top at Soldier Field. All this plus music, amusements and the chance to explore Museum exhibits after hours.

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Live Nerdette recording

Sit in on a live recording of WBEZ’s Nerdette podcast—a safe space for nerding out about all the things you're watching, reading, listening to and encountering IRL. Hosts Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen will interview creators of some of the work featured in Wired to Wear.

The Nerdette recording begins at 8:30 p.m., and requires a free timed-entry you can select during your After Hours ticket purchase. Seating is general admission and capacity is limited.


Friday, May 31 from 7 to 11 p.m. (21+)
This is a 21+ event. Admission costs $30 and includes free parking in our underground garage, coat check, light snacks, a complimentary drink, and access to select exhibits including Wired to Wear. A cash bar will also be available.

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Tickets to MSI After Hours are nonrefundable.

Questions? Email us at afterhours@msichicago.org.

MSI After Hours: Wired to Wear is sponsored by