The Exploratorium at Pier 15 in San Francisco is an exciting place for discovery any time of the day, but these 18+ After Dark events are a must for some epic kid-free fun at their exhibits. After Dark happens each Thursday from 6-10pm with a different theme every week, featuring guest speakers, films, great music, and more. Get tickets here.
Here’s what’s currently on the calendar:
- Jan. 26 – Ice Stories – Enjoy Jen Lewin’s interactive The Last Ocean light installation before it leaves the Exploratorium, complete with a dance performance on the installation by Mix’d Ingrdnts.
- Feb. 2 – Wondrous Fungus – Learn about a variety of fungi including local species, fungus art, and more.
- Feb. 9 – Sexplorations – Discover the naughtiest parts of nature, from mating rituals to genetics and more.
- Feb. 16 – Black Excellence, Black Invention – A collaboration with SF Public Library about the discoveries of Black inventors.
These fun and interesting After Dark events are the perfect place to let out your inner child. Immerse yourself in the Fog Bridge or the giant kaleidoscope, or take groovy pictures in the optical illusion mirrors! All of this is available to you alongside refreshing cocktails and drinks, available for purchase from the Exploratorium’s Seaglass Restaurant. DJs are brought in for maximum party vibes while you enjoy the exhibits.
After Dark also brings in interesting guest speakers, depending on the theme. See demonstrations, experiments, interactive displays, and more that are brought in just for the event
The Exploratorium isn’t your average museum experience – in fact, they’ve been making their own interactive exhibits since 1969! Explore and play with over 650 fun exhibits including the “Anti-Gravity Mirror,” where you can create gravity-defying illusions; “Bacteriopolis,” a colorful wall made out of a living terrarium; and “Disagreeing About Color,” which compares individuals’ different perceptions of colored lights.
Find the Exploratorium at Pier 15 on San Francisco’s Embarcadero.
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