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Thursday, September 19

Exploratorium After Dark: Transportation Revolution | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Transportation Revolution | Pier 15
How has transportation evolved over time, and how does this evolution move toward generating a sustainable transportation ecology? Join us to learn more about how transit technology has advanced to respond to both current and anticipated future needs. From insight into the mechanics of self-driving ...

Saturday, September 21

Exploratorium Free Day: Fall Community Day | SF
Exploratorium Free Day: Fall Community 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. ...

Transportation/Transformations Community Day | SF
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Pay what you wish on Community Days.
| Exploratorium
Transportation/Transformations Community Day | SF
You’re invited to walk, bike, or take public transit to Pier 15 on September 21! This festive Community Day wraps up Transportation/Transformations, a week exploring the future of sustainable transportation. On Saturday, September 21, pay what you wish, get a peek at new transportation technology, experience more than ...
“We The People” March in San Francisco | Embarcadero
Saturday, September 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
| Harry Bridges Plaza
"We The People" March in San Francisco | Embarcadero
This is a solidarity event, a “First Amendment Assembly”, where we gather peacefully in solidarity with the DC March to showcase the power of the people. We will have music, rousing chants, and professional photographer(s) to capture some memories. Harry Bridges Plaza is across from the ...

Thursday, September 26

Exploratorium After Dark: Nature’s Cabaret | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Nature's Cabaret | Pier 15
They say all the world’s a stage—and here, you can enter nature’s cabaret and encounter the high drama of nature. From mating dances to glorious bird songs, from horror stories of hunting and the elation of birth to the mysteries of perplexing landscapes, indulge in ...
Green Film Festival Takeover of Piers 15 & 17 | SF
Green Film Festival Takeover of Piers 15 & 17 | SF
Join us as the SF Green Film Festival (September 24-29) takes over the wharf! This unique co-curated evening event will guide guests over a fog bridge across the water and through a labyrinth of interactive eco-art exhibits — with indoor and outdoor screenings of local ...

Friday, September 27

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, September 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

Thursday, October 3

Exploratorium After Dark: Cells to Self | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Cells to Self | Pier 15
After Dark: Cells to Self How are you shaped by the genes you’re born with, and by your environment? How do your body’s trillions of cells work together to create a human self? At our brand-new exhibit collection, Cells to Self, you can use microscopes, digital ...

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 ...

Wednesday, October 9

Free Navy Ship Tours Wednesday | Fleet Week 2019
Wednesday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Free Navy Ship Tours Wednesday | Fleet Week 2019

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. 39th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 6 – 14, 2019 San Francisco FREE ...

Thursday, October 10

Free Navy Ship Tours Thursday | Fleet Week 2019
Thursday, October 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Free Navy Ship Tours Thursday | Fleet Week 2019

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. 39th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 6 – 14, 2019 San Francisco FREE ...

Exploratorium After Dark: Future Foods | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Future Foods | Pier 15
If we are what we eat, what will we be in the future? From plant-based proteins to food-delivery systems to the integration of robotics and technology in food production—and even serving—the landscape of what and how we eat is changing rapidly. Explore what’s new in ...

Saturday, October 12

Free Navy Ship Tours for Fleet Week | Saturday
Saturday, October 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Free Navy Ship Tours for Fleet Week | Saturday

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. 39th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 6 – 14, 2019 San Francisco FREE ...

Sunday, October 13

Free Navy Ship Tours for Fleet Week | Sunday
Sunday, October 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Free Navy Ship Tours for Fleet Week | Sunday

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. 39th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 6 – 14, 2019 San Francisco FREE ...

Monday, October 14

Final Day of Free Navy Ship Tours | Fleet Week 2019
Monday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Final Day of Free Navy Ship Tours | Fleet Week 2019

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. 39th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 6 – 14, 2019 San Francisco FREE ...

Saturday, October 19

2019 Fall Harvest Festival: Cooking Demo, Pop-up Sukkot & Seasonal Craft | SF
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
2019 Fall Harvest Festival: Cooking Demo, Pop-up Sukkot & Seasonal Craft | SF
Join the JCCSF on the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market’s back plaza to celebrate Sukkot, a fall harvest festival. Enjoy the harvest bounty with seasonal crafts, cooking demos and other fun all-ages activities. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event that includes a special opportunity to ...

Sunday, October 20

Exploratorium Free Day: 50th Anniversary “Founder’s Day” | SF
Exploratorium Free Day: 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. ...

Thursday, October 24

Exploratorium After Dark: It’s Alive | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: It's Alive | Pier 15
Life comes at you fast—but sometimes it’s hard to observe, because it’s too tiny or speedy or is hidden underground, or is deep in the ocean. Discover what you’ve been missing: use scientific tools to investigate living things of all different sizes, the ecosystems they ...

Friday, October 25

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, October 25 – 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, October 31

Exploratorium After Dark: Halloween | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Halloween | Pier 15
It’s no trick—just a refreshingly nerdy Halloween treat. Join us for a night filled with fun and spooky Bay Area favorites: Nerd Nite, Awesome Orchestra, and Odd Salon will be teaming up with Exploratorium scientists for an utterly eerie evening. Costumes highly encouraged.
Awesöme Orchestra: Halloween After Dark | SF
Thursday, October 31 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Exploratorium
Awesöme Orchestra: Halloween After Dark | SF

Awesöme Orchestra brings people together for musical adventures. Their free sessions are part performance, part open rehearsal. They provide the sheet music, and anyone is welcome to play or to listen. The Awesöme Orchestra Collective is the Bay Area’s most adventurous reading orchestra, dedicated to playing excellent orchestral ...

Friday, November 22

2019 Winter Fireworks & Free Magical Ice Show | SF
Friday, November 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
2019 Winter Fireworks & Free Magical Ice Show | SF
Four iconic buildings lit with 17,000 holiday lights, fireworks bursting in the sky and a magical ice skating show. The Building Lighting Ceremony at Embarcadero Center is a San Francisco tradition and the official start of the holiday season in the City. 33rd Building Lighting Ceremony ...

Friday, November 29

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, November 29 – 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, December 5

Exploratorium After Dark: Glow | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Glow | Pier 15
Keep the early dark of this winter’s night at bay with light, color, and warmth. 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 ...

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 ...