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After Dark: What Can You Do? - July 5, 2012

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After Dark: What Can You Do? - July 5, 2012

After Dark: What Can You Do?
Thursday, July 5, 2012
6 – 10 pm

And - continued events and display of documentation - Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8, 2012

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Join composer, sound artist and performer Brenda Hutchinson as she leads a group art project to celebrate secret talents. Come to the Exploratorium on Thursday, July 5th from 6 to 10 pm and take part in After Dark: What Can You Do? – Can you wiggle your ears? Know some good jokes or how to bake the perfect cake? Help to create an art work that is just as fun to engage in making, as it will be to experience the final product.  Share a skill and learn one, then help others document theirs too.  From reciting all 50 states of the union, to making an excellent funny face, whistling or one-armed push-ups – all talents are welcome at this non-competitive event. Pencils and paper provided, but guests can also use their smartphones or other recording devices they have on hand.  Discover the transformative power of sharing and interaction with strangers.  At After Dark: What Can You Do? explore how much fun it can be to connect to others by listening without judgment,  and discovering the hidden skills of people you already know – as well as individuals you’ve just met! After Dark is for adults 18 years and older, and is included with admission to the Exploratorium.

Following After Dark: What Can You Do?, on Saturday, July 7, from 11 am to 3 pm, visitors can continue to work with Hutchinson to document people's hidden talents. You can meet with her in the McBean Theater at 11, 12noon and 12:30 pm for an orientation.  At 2 pm, Hutchinson will present the final composition of collected documentation of 'talent.' which she will also show again at 2 pm on Sunday, July 8.

To find out more, connect with What Can You Do? on Facebook.

After Dark is held at the Exploratorium on the first Thursday of every month. This evening program mixes cocktails, conversation and adult-oriented programming in science and the arts. This intellectually stimulating playground for adults showcases a different theme each time, and events usually include guest speakers, films and new media – as well as the unexpected. Programs are playful, unique and content-rich, addressing the science behind topics ranging from themes like gambling, alcohol, fashion, psychology and sex. Not a theater, a cabaret, or a gallery, Exploratorium After Dark involves aspects of all three, with a mood unlike anything else in the city.

Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

$29 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.

Getting Here
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions

About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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