The best time to visit the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery this week will be after dark.
Night at the Museum will return to Inveresk on Wednesday and Friday, offering visitors the opportunity to explore QVMAG in a new light.
Held as part of National Science Week, QVMAG natural sciences curator David Maynard said the event was the perfect opportunity to engage young minds.
“We have held Night at the Museum since about 2012 and it is undoubtedly one of our most popular events with young families,” he said.
“You can get your glow sticks and come in and visit these darkened galleries.
“It’s pretty cool.
“Generally it is just going to be sciency chaos.”
The museum will be plunged into almost total darkness for the event.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to investigate the night sky and see a crazy scientist and planetarium show.
To celebrate one of the museum’s most popular current exhibitions, Mr Maynard said children were also encouraged to dress up as their favourite spider.
“It’s just another chance for kids to get into the museum and experience what it is,” he said.
“How often do people get to run around a darkened gallery with dinosaurs and historic objects?
“It’s just a great chance to get of the house and come down to the museum.”
Nights at the Museum will be held Wednesday and Friday from 6pm to 9pm.
Tickets for the crazy scientist and planetarium shows can be purchased at the front counter.
A full program for events can be found online.
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