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. For breathtaking views of the water and city skyline, head to Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6. Peer through a telescope, pore over a historic map, or explore an interactive data visualization that sends fog sweeping over the landscape. You’ll uncover the history, geography, and ecology of the Bay Area!
Cell Phone Miniscope
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 Dance Party
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 a DJ 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.
Food and drinks will be available to purchase and enjoy in our Seaglass Restaurant 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 (https://www.exploratorium.edu/visit) .
Adults Only (18+)
Note: Free for members and donors—only a membership card and ID required for entry. The Tactile Dome is currently closed.
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Venue details: Pier15
After Dark Age 18+ 6:00pm: USD 19.95