After Dark: Light Play

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The Exploratorium
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When our eyes are open, light streams into them continually. Can you describe how that light arrives, and how the images you see are formed? Tonight at After Dark, play around and test your assumptions about what you know about light. Experiment with reflection, shadows, mirrors, and more at our many hands-on exhibits. Then join Exploratorium staff educator Zeke Kossover for a series of interactive investigations that break apart the how of light to wondrous—and perhaps surprising—effect.

Food and drinks will be available to purchase in our Seaglass Restaurant and at the outdoor bar in Gallery 5 to enjoy in those designated spaces during After Dark. Please note that there is no drinking or eating allowed elsewhere in the museum at this time.

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Adults Only (18+)

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


After Dark Age 18+ 6:00pm: USD 19.95

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Street Address

Pier 15, Pier 15 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111


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