After-hours events for 21+

Ready to enjoy after hours in Waterbury? MATT By Night is the Museum’s series of after-hours events for 21+. We welcome students, young professionals, night owls, socialites, history or art lovers to experience interactive adventures in a casual and fun setting.

Want to know what else is going on at the Museum? Check out the event calendar!

Upcoming MATT by Night

MATT By Night: Scavenger Hunt

Friday, June 4 to Thursday, June 10

Join us for our second MATT By Night: Scavenger Hunt! For $25 per entry, you will receive a set of Scavenger Hunt clues that you will solve between Friday, June 4 and Thursday, June 10.* On June 10, join us @ The MATT from 6:00 to 8:00 PM as we score your answers and celebrate the beginning of summer!

How do I enter?

The entry fee is $25 and you can register here!

When is this happening?

  • Clues released June 4 at 9 AM
  • Responses due by June 10 at 6 PM
  • Winners announced June 10 at 7:45 PM

How do I win?

The highest three scoring participants will win a prize of their choice. If participant scores are tied, the earliest submission will win. Prizes to be announced – stay tuned!

* No distracted driving; No trespassing.

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8th Annual MATT-toberfest

Thursday, August 19

Session #1: 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Session #2: 8:00 – 10:00 PM

Price: $35/ Advance, | $40/ After August 15 (includes samples of beer, wine, and spirits)

Designated Driver: $10/ Advance, | $15/ After August 15 (includes non-alcoholic beverages)

Join us as we celebrate MATT-toberfest! Sample local beers, spirits, and American wines and purchase food from various food trucks. This year, we are offering two sessions limited to 100 guests each. Make sure to check the website to stay up-to-date with the vendor list!

 Register for Session 1 (5:30 PM)       Register for Session 2 (8:00 PM)

For sponsor opportunities contact Cat Clark at (203) 753-0381 x110 or

Past MATT by Night

Murder Mystery, Vol. 7

Thursday, April 22 – 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Do you know what happens when the lights go off and staff leave for the night? You can find out by helping us solve another gruesome murder! Due to the success of last year, this event will be held COMPLETELY virtually! Once tickets are purchased, you will be sent a link to the secret Facebook group where you’ll be able to watch the opening scene, interrogate the suspects, inspect the clues, and figure out WHODUNNIT!?

Price: $10 Members| $15 Non-Members

Click here to become a member and get $5 off!

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Did you miss out on our past Escape Rooms? Or just have so much fun you want to do one or all again? Now you can! 🙌🏼 For $50, you will receive access to an Escape Room of your choice for you and 5 guests! Just let us know what date and time, and we can pair you with an available Escape Room Guide!

Book a private Escape Room now!

MATT by Night Needs your Help!

These events are conceived and executed with the help of a group of fun volunteers. Help us make after hours in Waterbury and the Museum a thrilling adventure! To learn more about how to get involved with MATT By Night, contact Cat at or (203) 753-0381 x110.