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After Dark: The World of Your Senses - May 3, 2012

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April 20, 2012

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After Dark: The World of Your Senses - May 3, 2012

After Dark: World of Your Senses
Thursday, May 3, 2012
6 - 10 p.m.


Image of "Touch Science" thankga painting courtesy of Bryce JohnsonExplore sensory perception through both the Buddhist and Western scientific perspectives, at After Dark: The World of Your Senses. Come see the U.S. premiere of The World of Your Senses, an exhibition of Tibetan thangka-style paintings exhibition, and engage with Tibetan monks visiting the Exploratorium from India.

Venerable Geshe Lhakdor explains the Tibetan Buddhist view of the mind at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Professor Emiliana Simon-Thomas of Stanford University explains how meditation affects one's brain at 8 p.m. Tibetan master chanter Kalsang Gyaltsen performs a variety of chants and throat singing at 7:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Tibetan master painter Jampa Choedak explains the thangka-style painting techniques throughout the evening. Some presentations have limited capacity.

A collaboration between the Exploratorium, the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives (LTWA), the Sager Family Foundation's Science for Monks Program, and the Smithsonian Institution, The World of Your Senses draws on the traditions of 17th century Tibetan medical text paintings to interpret descriptions of the senses found in science textbooks today. The World of Your Senses will be on view at the Exploratorium from May 1–10, 2012.

After Dark is for adults 18 years and older, and is included with the general admission cost. After Dark programs are unique and content-rich, addressing the science behind topics of adult interest.

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

Admission
$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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