After Dark: See for Yourself

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The Exploratorium
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After Dark: See for Yourself
Thursday, August 25, 2022 • 6:00-10:00 p.m. PT

Adults Only (18+)

Note: Free for members and donors-only a membership card and ID required for entry. The Tactile Dome is currently closed.

The Exploratorium is your playground after dark! Wander the galleries, sip a cocktail, and let a DJ from Hip Hop for Change set the vibe. Bid farewell to our Art of Tinkering exhibition, closing September 5. You'll find artworks, contraptions, and exhibits that will make you see familiar materials in new ways-and keep you tinkering all night.

Cell Phone Miniscope
6:00-10:00 p.m.

We invite you to open your eyes to the amazing world of the ultra-tiny! Be sure to grab a miniscope kit and directions-then convert your cell phone into a portable, picture-taking miniscope using a simple plastic lens from a laser pointer. Use it to see the Exploratorium at its smallest scale, then take it home to continue exploring new environments!

DJ Marc Stretch
From Hip Hop for Change
6:30-7:45 and 8:15-9:30 p.m.
Bechtel Gallery 3

Get ready to dance your way through the night as DJ Marc Stretch from Hip Hop for Change sets the vibe and keeps the party moving!

Hip Hop for Change is an Oakland-based nonprofit that uses grassroots activism to educate people about socioeconomic injustices and advocate solutions through hip-hop culture.

Cash Bar
6:00-9:30 p.m.
Osher Gallery 1, Kanbar Forum

Food and drinks will be available to purchase and enjoy in our Seaglass Restaurant and additional bar location during After Dark. Please note that there is no drinking or eating allowed elsewhere in the museum at this time.

Curious about what to expect during your visit? Check out our current safety protocols and guidelines.


Price: After Dark 18+: USD 19.95

Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Street Address

Pier 15, The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111


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