For Immediate Release:
August 15, 2011
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
Exploratorium’s After Dark: Again and Again – October 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
6 - 10 pm
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Again and again - and again and again – the world can be full of repetition. What may be boring to one person, is never enough of a good thing for another. On Thursday, October 6 – from 6 to 10 pm, come and let yourself fall in and out of patterns with After Dark: Again and Again.
At After Dark: Again and Again, the Exploratorium hits repeat on favorite memories, retro nights and that song you can’t seem to get out of your head. You’ll spend an evening exploring the fascinating world of memory, déjà-vu and repetition. Engage in nostalgic play and ponder the latest retro-fad – as one generation’s experience is transformed by a younger generation’s interpretation. Hear Dr. Arthur P. Shimamura, Professor of Psychology at U. C. Berkeley, talk about the mechanics of human memory. Make a Mobius strip – and bring your skates, or rent a pair in the museum so you can roll around on the Exploratorium’s temporary skate rink at no extra charge. (Shoes are required to enter the Exploratorium, participants need to sign a waiver to use the rink). Guests can also watch experimental films with memory and repetition themes, including a screening of the animation In Two Space (1979) by Larry Cuba - as well as the video installation Crippled Symmetries by artist Paul Clipson.
After Dark is an adult evening program at the Exploratorium on the first Thursday of every month that mixes cocktails, conversation and adult-oriented programming in science and the arts. Each night showcases a different theme, which might include live performances, films and new media, or feature cutting-edge technology and unexpected extravaganzas.
Programs are playful, unique and content-rich, addressing the science behind topics of adult interest from gambling, alcohol, fashion and sex to extreme sports and gaming. Not a theater, a cabaret, or a gallery, After Dark involves aspects of all three, with a mood unlike anything else in the city. Where else can you find music, a cash bar and an intellectually stimulating playground for adults—all with free parking? After Dark is for adults 18 years and older and is included with museum admission
Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.
$25 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.
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.
Linda Dackman, Public Information Director (415) 528-4363
Leslie Patterson (415) 528-4377
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367