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Saturday, September 22

2018 Harvest Festival and Sukkot: Table Demo, Sukkah Demo & Nature Crafts | SF
Saturday, September 22 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
2018 Harvest Festival and Sukkot: Table Demo, Sukkah Demo & Nature Crafts | SF

Celebrate the local fall bounty at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market with seasonal crafts, cooking demos, and other fun all-ages activities presented by CUESA and JCCSF. Stop by the CUESA Info Booth to pick up a map of all the day’s harvest-inspired offerings.
2018 Harvest Festival
Saturday, September 22, …

The Exploratorium’s Community Free Saturday | Pier 15
The Exploratorium's Community Free Saturday | Pier 15

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly community days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering “pay-what-you-can” admission for all. ...

2018 BaySplash: Free Day of Science, Arts & Food | SF
Saturday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | EcoCenter (Heron's Head Park/ NOW Hunters Point)
2018 BaySplash: Free Day of Science, Arts & Food | SF

Join in for a fun and free day of science, arts, music, food, and celebrating the Bay.
BaySplash is a STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) event that revolves around three pillars: community revitalization, environmental justice, and urban sustainability; encompassing the past, present, and future …

San Francisco’s Largest Grad School Fair | Embarcadero
Saturday, September 22 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free early bird tickets, otherwise general admission is $15.
| Hyatt Regency San Francisco
San Francisco's Largest Grad School Fair | Embarcadero

Whether you want to learn more about how you can get ahead in your future, or are already applying to schools, you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for with a day packed full of resources, networking, and expert advice.
Meet over 30+ Grad Schools such …

Thursday, September 27

Exploratorium After Dark: Time | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Time | Pier 15

Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world.
You know what time is because of your daily experience, but what seems constant and unchanging is not. In 1905, Albert Einstein threw a monkey wrench in our perception of time and space. Join …

Monday, October 1

Free Navy Ship Tours Monday | Fleet Week 2018
Monday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Free Navy Ship Tours Monday | Fleet Week 2018

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 37th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 1 – 8, 2018 San Francisco FREE ...

Tuesday, October 2

Free Navy Ship Tours Tuesday | Fleet Week 2018
Tuesday, October 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Free Navy Ship Tours Tuesday | Fleet Week 2018

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 37th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 1 – 8, 2018 San Francisco FREE ...

Wednesday, October 3

Free Navy Ship Tours Wednesday | Fleet Week 2018
Wednesday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Free Navy Ship Tours Wednesday | Fleet Week 2018

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 37th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 1 – 8, 2018 San Francisco FREE ...

Thursday, October 4

Exploratorium After Dark: Hardly Strictly Science | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Hardly Strictly Science | Pier 15

Join for an evening tuned to listening, music, and the physics of sound. Inspired by the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival held in Golden Gate Park on October 5–7, tonight’s program features instruments and sonic experiments.

Friday, October 5

Free Navy Ship Tours Friday | Fleet Week 2018
Friday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 80
Free Navy Ship Tours Friday | Fleet Week 2018

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 37th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 1 – 8, 2018 San Francisco FREE ...

Thursday, October 11

Exploratorium After Dark: Preservation | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Preservation | Pier 15

In a pickle over preservation techniques—for food, foodways, or ways of life? Follow kimchi fermentation at Pairings and archival films with Cinema Arts and delve into different strategies to safeguard today’s treasures for tomorrow.
Please note: Seating and tastings for Pairings are limited to 120 ticketed …

Thursday, October 18

Exploratorium After Dark: It’s Electric | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: It's Electric | Pier 15

From the synapses in our bodies to superconductors to Earth’s magnetic field, electricity is everywhere. Get a charge out of Van de Graff generators and Tesla coils and encounter germanium’s potential at Everything Matters.

Saturday, October 20

City Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Sunday, October 21

Exploratorium Community Free Day | SF
Exploratorium Community Free Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly community days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering “pay-what-you-can” admission for all. ...

Thursday, October 25

Exploratorium After Dark: Science Fiction | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Science Fiction | Pier 15

Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world.
Science fiction has predicted many things. Some have come true (think touch screens, submarines, bionic limbs), others, not so much—or at least, not yet. If you’ve ever wondered where your flying car or rocket …

Friday, October 26

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, October 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Monthly Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...

Thursday, November 1

Exploratorium After Dark: Vs. | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Vs. | Pier 15

Is thinking about the world in terms of dichotomies all good or all bad? Do direct comparisons help or hinder understanding? Investigate the relationship between this versus that via matter, microorganisms, ecology, and human behavior.

Thursday, November 8

Exploratorium After Dark: Curious Contraptions | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Curious Contraptions | Pier 15

Celebrate the opening of Curious Contraptions, a temporary exhibition where whimsical machines are brought to life by intricate arrangements of handmade cams, cranks, and other simple mechanisms. Admire unique as well as familiar contraptions.

Thursday, November 15

Exploratorium After Dark: Poison | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Poison | Pier 15

“Only the dose makes the poison.” —Paracelsus
Pick your poison at After Dark. Discover the deadly history of arsenic at Everything Matters and weigh the threats and medicinal benefits of different toxins from venomous creatures and poisonous plants.

Friday, November 16

2018 Winter Fireworks & Free “Disney on Ice” Show | SF
Friday, November 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
2018 Winter Fireworks & Free "Disney on Ice" Show | SF

Kickstart the holiday season with awesome winter fireworks and enjoy a special free Disney on Ice performance on the outdoor ice rink in Justin Herman Plaza.
After the performance, be sure to stick around for Embarcadero Center’s 32nd Annual Building Lighting Ceremony when more than 17,000 lights illuminate the …

Thursday, November 29

Exploratorium After Dark: Whales | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Whales | Pier 15

Here in the Bay Area we are neighbors to a variety of giant marine mammals. Just before gray whales appear traveling south, join us for an evening on all things cetacean—including our shared history.

Friday, November 30

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, November 30 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Monthly Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...

Thursday, December 6

Exploratorium After Dark: Glow | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Glow | Pier 15

Excite your atoms at Glow, our annual festival of ebullient lights and subtle glows celebrating the close of the year. Bask in the mesmerizing gleams of special installations and kinetic sculptures, take a shine to illuminating exhibits, and show your sparkle with scintillating activities.

Thursday, December 13

Exploratorium After Dark: Sugar | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Sugar | Pier 15

Craving some deliciously inspired science? Get a taste for these controversial but always sweet carbohydrates at Pairings and partake in a tempting array of sugar-inspired presentations and activities.

Thursday, December 20

Exploratorium After Dark: Essentials | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Essentials | Pier 15

What do we really need to survive? What happens when a key ingredient goes missing? Examine some essential questions surrounding ecology, packing lists, oils, and nutrition, including the element selenium at Everything Matters.