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Exploratorium After Dark | Pier 15

Feed your head every Thursday night at After Dark at the Exploratorium. Savor unique, thought-provoking series for adults—plus, grab dinner and drinks by the Bay, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits, crawl through their pitch black Tactile Dome, and explore.

Exploratorium After Dark
Thursday Nights | 6-10 pm
Exploratorium, Pier 15
$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
Adults Only (18+)

Thursday, July 27

Exploratorium After Dark: Heat & Temperature on Full-Spectrum Science | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Heat & Temperature on Full-Spectrum Science | Pier 15

Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world.
What’s the difference between heat and temperature? You use the terms interchangeably, but they have precise meanings to physicists. How does your thermostat work and how does a Thermos® know to keep a hot thing …

Thursday, August 3

Exploratorium After Dark: “Our Place in Space” | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark:

Experience First Thursdays (the first After Dark each month) where they focus on one topic—this time, Our Place in Space. Also, grab dinner and drinks by the Bay, enjoy hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, and our pitch-black Tactile Dome.

Thursday, August 10

Exploratorium After Dark: Super Seeds on Pairings | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Super Seeds on Pairings | Pier 15

Join them at Pairings for robust presentations and refreshing conversation—this time about super seeds—designed to inspire your scientific palate.
Also, grab dinner and drinks by the Bay, enjoy hands-on exhibits and demonstrations, and crawl through our pitch-black Tactile Dome.

Thursday, August 17

Exploratorium After Dark: Tactile Dome & Explainer Demonstrations | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Tactile Dome & Explainer Demonstrations | Pier 15

Crawl through their pitch-black Tactile Dome. Also, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits and experience an array of Explainer-led demonstrations: Drawing Board, Speaker Dissection, Cow Eye or Flower Dissection, and Magic. And grab dinner and drinks by the Bay.

Thursday, August 24

Exploratorium After Dark: Lasers on Full Spectrum Science | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Lasers on Full Spectrum Science | Pier 15

Learn what’s special about laser light, how it’s made, and how it’s used at Full-Spectrum Science. Crawl through their pitch-black Tactile Dome. Also, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits and experience an array of Explainer-led demonstrations. And grab dinner and drinks by the Bay.

Thursday, August 31

Exploratorium After Dark: Tactile Dome & Explainer Demonstrations | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Tactile Dome & Explainer Demonstrations | Pier 15

Crawl through their pitch-black Tactile Dome. Also, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits and experience an array of Explainer-led demonstrations: Drawing Board, Speaker Dissection, Cow Eye or Flower Dissection, and Magic. And grab dinner and drinks by the Bay.


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