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Art of Illusion NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: $12
California Academy of Sciences | 55 Music Concourse Dr., San Francisco, CA

Event Details

Take a closer look at how people and animals create illusion—from special effects to art and camouflage. Check out a pop-up exhibit by local artist Thom Nguyen, whose work transforms under varied light sources.

Magician Patrick Martin will host an illustrated talk on how illusions affect the mind, and roam through the museum performing sleight of hand tricks to challenge your sense of reality. Try your hand at a variety of DIY optical illusions, and don’t miss Academy icythyologist Dave Catania discussing how fish use camouflage and mimicry to survive.

Meet the Academy’s visualization studio team which uses special effects techniques honed in Hollywood to produce scientifically accurate, award-winning content for the planetarium. See how the creative folks at Obscura Digital use technology to create immersive and interactive experiences on any surface.

Music by Grown Kids Radio with DJ’s B Maj, EricBoss, Spinnerty, Cyclyst, Diversify, and Peter West.

Special discounted evening admission to the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday evenings with unique special events each week.

  • Thursdays, from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
  • Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). Last entry is 9:00 pm.
  • 21+ with Valid ID.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: $12
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Club / DJ, Recurring - Weekly, San Francisco, Theater & Performance
Venue: California Academy of Sciences
Address: 55 Music Concourse Dr., San Francisco, CA