The Final Curtain Call for Mixers and Elixirs at  the Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Final Curtain Call for Mixers and Elixirs at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

First the Paleozoic, then the Mesozoic, and now the Mixer-Elixiric. Another era is coming to an end at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Come kick it with the smart crowd and raise a glass in fond farewell to the scintillating summer soiree series, Mixers and Elixirs -seven great years of witty conversation, fly dance moves, and high- intellect mingling-beginning every Friday night this summer from July 8 through August 26.

This festive phenomenon is the perfect blend of dancing under the feet of dinosaurs combined with timeless, popular classics that pack the dance floor led by some of Texas' hottest musicians. New this year: Houston's best food trucks will be on site for Mixers & Elixirs each Friday, serving up delicious dinners and delectable desserts. Different food trucks will be here each week and is not included in Mixers & Elixirs ticket. Some trucks may accept only cash. Options include Bernie's Burger Bus; Frosted Betty Bake Shop; H-Town StrEATs; Melange Creperie; Mmm…Cupcake; No Borders; Oh My! Pocket Pies; and Snowdog Ice Cream.

The doors of the Hall of Paleontology open at 7 p.m. and the party goes until 10 p.m. This year's final band lineup features eight local and regional bands. Experience funky superheroes in The Space Rockers from Austin, Texas belting out super hits; Houston's premier variety band, Radio London; fresh sounds that blend soul, blues, jazz, funk, and classic rock from Soul Track Mind; traditional Afro-Caribbean arrangements of Groupo Ka-Che - and other exciting entertainers:


Date Band

July 8 Molly & the Ringwalds

July 15 The Fab 5

July 22 The Octanes

July 29 The Space Rockers

August 5 Radio London

August 12 Soul Track Mind

August 19 Collide

August 26 Grupo Ka-Che


Add more sparkle to the evening and wander through more than 750 beautifully crystallized mineral specimens housed in the Cullen Hall of Gems & Minerals and The Smith Gem Vault, where intensely hued jeweled masterpieces float wondrously in utter darkness, embodying the ultimate combination of natural perfection and flawless artistic execution.

Don't miss the last Mixers & Elixirs series at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. For tickets, or more information, visit or call (713) 639-4629.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science-one of the nation's most-heavily attended museums-is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, including the Wortham IMAX® Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium and George Observatory and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Houston Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.

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