Exploratorium Admission: Thursday Evening Happy Hour

Exploratorium Admission: Thursday Evening Happy Hour

Tinker, explore and play with hundreds of interactive exhibits at the Exploratorium in San Francisco during this After Dark event Thursdays from 6pm to 10pm. Mingle with other adults at this learning laboratory set on one of San Francisco’s iconic piers along the picturesque Embarcadero. Enjoy the view of San Francisco Bay and the shimmering lights of the Bay Bridge through the large picture windows as the sun sets. People ages 18 and older will appreciate experiencing the intersection of science and art at the best place to immerse yourself in San Francisco’s independent, innovative culture.

Expand your mind by exploring the hundreds of interactive machines, contraptions and artworks at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, a quick 10-minute walk from the Ferry Building and a 15-minute walk from Fisherman’s Wharf. Head down on any Thursday at 6pm for the wildly popular After Dark event, when the museum stays open until 10pm for a full evening of adults indulging their curiosity about science and art. Each night revolves around a different theme. The Exploratorium is an intellectual playground for adults — part art gallery, part museum, part laboratory with a dash of party thrown in the mix.

Work your way through diverse exhibits that explore cutting-edge technology, while a DJ spins music. Sip on cocktails (own expense) as you mingle with people and discuss the thought-provoking displays. Watch new exhibits be crafted right before your eyes in the Machine Shop and get hands-on experience in the expanded Tinkering Studio. The particular installations and performances vary each evening, but all attract a crowd as diverse as the exhibits, from scientists to musicians to fashion designers and computer programmers.

Learn about how people interpret their surroundings in the West Gallery and don’t miss the installations that surround the beautiful waterfront building and form the Outdoor Gallery. Examine life at different scales, from tiny microbes to interconnected ecosystems, in the East Gallery. Then indulge in tasty appetizers and take in the spectacular bay view through the floor-to-ceiling windows at the SeaGlass Restaurant (own expense), a perfect way to cap off the evening.

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