Night at the Museum is a fundraising/membership drive activity that takes place at the Museum. It is hosted in the night before an exhibit opening. The aim of this fundraiser event is to influence non-members to become members. A 15-20-minute presentation focusing on an exhibit, an artifact or group of artifacts, followed by optional guided tour through the museum takes place and invited guest are asked to make a minimum donation. Food and beverage are served to guest and the gift shop is opened offering special discounts on branded items.