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

Three Dates to Choose From: December 8, 10, or 15

Two Time Slots Each Date: 7:00-8:00pm or 8:30-9:30pm

Join us for our third installment of our popular Escape Room series. This time, jump inside various winter wonderland themed paintings from the Mattatuck’s collection! Invite your friends, create a team, or crack the case solo. But be careful, you only have 45 minutes to escape before the clock runs out — don’t get trapped in the blizzard!

Support provided by Art Bridges.

How to play:
You will receive a Zoom link for the experience on the morning of your selected date. Once all participants arrive, you will be broken into pre-determined groups of up to 6 players. If you are registering as a team, let us know at registration who you wish to play alongside.

What you’ll need:
– Pencil and paper for taking notes and solving clues
– Computer with a built-in microphone and the Zoom app

Note: Clues will be on the screen and will be difficult to read on a phone. You may participate on a tablet or Chromebook, but we recommend that at least one player on your team be able to join from a PC or Mac computer.

Register for December 8 – 7pm        Register for December 8 – 8:30
Register for December 10 – 7pm        Register for December 10 – 8:30
Register for December 15 – 7pm        Register for December 15 – 8:30

Price: $10 Members / $15 Non-Members
Click here to get $5 off and become a member!

Past MATT by Night

Murder Mystery, Vol. 6

Travel 100 years back in time and help us celebrate the roaring 1920s with bootleggers, suffragettes, flappers, and mobsters alike!
Given current guidelines about public gatherings, The MATT will be presenting its first COMPLETELY digital Murder Mystery! Join us online to interact with friends and Museum staff, and have some safe and intriguing fun. Watch the opening scene, interrogate the suspects, inspect the clues, and figure out WHODUNNIT!?

Did you miss the show? It was the bee’s knees! A donation of any amount gets you access to the footage. You can request access here!

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.

Patron Sponsor:

All MATT by Night programs are supported in part by the Waterbury Arts and Tourism Commission.