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Thursday, May 30

Exploratorium After Dark: Mirror, Mirror | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Mirror, Mirror | Pier 15
Mirrors, arguably the first “virtual reality” technology, lie at the intersection of nature, culture, and self-recognition. Once small, rare, and owned only by the wealthy, today mirrors are everywhere—and are key to many modern tools, from HDTVs to solar-power plants and space telescopes. Reflect on ...

Friday, May 31

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, May 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, June 6

Exploratorium After Dark: #SELFIE | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: #SELFIE | Pier 15
How do we represent ourselves through the literal—and metaphorical—filters of popular culture, and how much control do we have over our own image? Ponder the ways popular culture can shape us as individuals by reflecting, forming, or refracting our concept of self, then consider the ...

Saturday, June 8

World Naked Bike Ride: 16th Anniversary | SF
Saturday, June 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
World Naked Bike Ride: 16th Anniversary | SF
Tune up those bikes and toss those riding duds in the wash; you won’t need them for the World Naked Bike Ride in San Francisco. You may think this is an “only in SF” event, but it’s actually in over 70 cities and 20 countries. Hundreds of people ...

Thursday, June 13

Exploratorium After Dark: You Are What You Eat | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: You Are What You Eat | Pier 15
Literally and metaphorically, we are what we eat. From vitamins and minerals to our cultural heritages, food is physiologically and emotionally important. Cuisine is passed down from one generation to the next, becoming apart of who we are. Come explore how historical and current ...

Thursday, June 20

Exploratorium After Dark: Self-Styled | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Self-Styled | Pier 15
Beyond the skin we live in, clothing and accessory is a ubiquitous human visual identity. It can be a strong marker of culture, values, and resources. It can define how we see ourselves or how we want to be seen. Get your hands on contemporary ...

Thursday, June 27

Exploratorium After Dark: Pride | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Pride | Pier 15
Fifty years after the Stonewall Riots in New York, and in conjunction with San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Celebration, come commemorate and celebrate LGBT heritage and culture. Everyone is welcome at this evening exploring LGBT history in San Francisco and learning more about ...

Friday, June 28

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, June 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

Friday, July 26

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, July 26 – 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

Saturday, September 21

The Exploratorium’s Community International Peace Day | SF
The Exploratorium's Community International Peace 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. ...

Sunday, October 6

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 20

Exploratorium Community 50th Anniversary Founder’s Day | SF
Exploratorium Community 50th Anniversary Founder's 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. ...

Saturday, December 21

14 Hours of The Bay Lights | The Longest Night of the Year 2019
Saturday, December 21 – 4:54 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero
14 Hours of The Bay Lights | The Longest Night of the Year 2019
Many people view the winter solstice grimly as the shortest day of the year, but The Bay Lights, the world’s largest LED light sculpture, offers us a brighter outlook. We can now relish winter solstice as the longest night of the year because The Bay Lights will ...