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:
- June 1 – After Dark: The Future is Retro – Experience filmmaker H.P. Mendoza’s Attack, Decay, Release, a queer sci-fi journey to the future.
- June 15 – After Dark: The Sounds of Life – Learn about the scientists studying the meaning of secret sounds in the natural world.
- June 29 – After Dark: Ecological Futures – Join an immersive dreamlike meditation by Miwa Matreyek about humans’ impact on the climate.
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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