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Thursday, January 30

Exploratorium After Dark: Radioactivity | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Radioactivity | Pier 15
What’s going on inside the nucleus of an atom, and why does it spit out radiation? Did you know that you’re exposed to radioactivity every day? Get the facts about this somewhat controversial topic with scientific raconteur Ron Hipschman.

Friday, January 31

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, January 31 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

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 ...Monthly

Thursday, February 6

Exploratorium After Dark: Science of Light | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Science of Light | Pier 15
Watch science come to light at After Dark. Light brings energy and color to our world, and photonics is the study of how it’s generated and the varied ways it can be modulated, amplified, and detected. Learn about industrial applications through LASER and fiber optics ...

Thursday, February 13

Exploratorium After Dark: Sexplorations | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Sexplorations | Pier 15
Sex involves the transfer of genetic information that has resulted in evolution and specialization—and one of the hottest evenings in town, scientifically speaking. Discover some surprising ways that sperm and eggs come together. And, on this eve of Valentine’s Day, taste the classic aphrodisiac—oysters—at Pairings.

Friday, February 14

Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight 2020? | San Francisco
Friday, February 14 – 5:50 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
Valentine's Day Pillow Fight 2020? | San Francisco
Feathers fly at this fun, flash-mob type event which takes place annually on Valentine’s Day. It’s Pillow Fight. In the past, nearly 1,000 San Franciscans descended on Justin Herman Plaza with feather-stuffed pillows to run Braveheart-like at full speed at one another to lovingly beat the ...
Valentine’s Day “Jericho” Urban Nerf Spy Game | SF
Friday, February 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Pier 1
Valentine's Day "Jericho" Urban Nerf Spy Game | SF
If you love someone set them free. If they come back to you, attack the defense from two directions at the drop-off. You are cordially invited to join us for our 8th annual Valentines day game! Come alone! Come with a partner! Come! We’ll devote the ...

Thursday, February 20

Exploratorium After Dark: It’s Elemental! | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: It's Elemental! | Pier 15
Come be in your elements with Exploratorium host and scientific raconteur Ron Hipschman. Follow tales of intrigue and invention, join in dynamic demonstrations, and uncover fascinating connections between individual elements and our collective human experience. This week, learn about Earth’s rarest nonradioactive metal, rhodium, which ...

Thursday, February 27

Exploratorium After Dark: Wired World | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Wired World | Pier 15
In a world that’s wired, how much data is being collected, and how much of that data is useful? In light of California’s recently enacted, groundbreaking law around data and privacy, pause to consider the implications of both the law and all the data we ...

Friday, February 28

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, February 28 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

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 ...Monthly

Thursday, March 5

Exploratorium After Dark: Imprints | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Imprints | Pier 15
What stories do our imprints—both physical and digital—tell? Through scientific and technological leaps, the trails we leave behind have the power to reveal unexpected details about us. Hear from archivists using traces of DNA to reconstruct characteristics of lost societies, and the evidence digital footprints ...

Thursday, March 12

Exploratorium After Dark: Fungi | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Fungi | Pier 15
There’s a fungus among us; in fact; they’re everywhere. Discover how the kingdom of (non-plant, but plant-like) fungi—which includes mushrooms, yeasts, and molds—plays a vital role not only in our ecosystem, but as a source of food and of the promising therapeutic benefits of psilocybin. ...

Thursday, March 19

Exploratorium After Dark: Synthetic Biology | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Synthetic Biology | Pier 15
Transformations in DNA synthesis are changing agriculture, medicine, and scientific research—but how, and what long-term effects will synthetic biology have on society and the environment? Find out more about this relatively new discipline and how it’s pushing the boundaries of science. And don’t miss the ...

Thursday, March 26

Exploratorium After Dark: The Universe | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: The Universe | Pier 15
We tend to think of “home” as the building in which we live, or the city where we reside. But what is home in the context of…everything? Voyage to the edge of the known universe and gain some perspective on the tiny planet we call ...

Friday, March 27

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, March 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

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 ...Monthly

Sunday, May 10

Exploratorium Community Free Day: Mother’s Day 2020 | SF
Exploratorium Community Free Day: Mother's Day 2020 | SF
The Exploratorium celebrates Mother’s Day with a special free admission day for all. Happy Mother’s Day from The Exploratorium. To celebrate, they’re hosting Día de las Madres. All mothers—and especially Mamás latinas—and their families are invited to a day of fun at the Exploratorium. To honor ...

Sunday, January 26

Historic Ferry Building NYE Tour | SF
Historic Ferry Building NYE Tour | SF

Enjoy an hour-long walk on the rise, tragic fall, and modern rebirth of one of San Francisco’s most renowned historic landmarks. Visit a contemporary swirl of shops and learn the history of ferries, freeways, and quakes. Meet at the foot of the stairs at the ...Every Tuesday