Come ooooo and ahhhh at the science behind these big booms! Where do fireworks come from? Who invented them? What causes their beautiful colors, and how do the bursting shells create such different patterns? Join us for some real illumination, and learn the difference between a jerb and a lance.
Reinvent your Thursday nights at After Dark. Experience a fascinating array of unique, adult-only programs and events that change each week. Grab dinner by the Bay, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits, crawl through our pitch-black Tactile Dome, sip cocktails, and explore.
Saturday, July 2, 2016 • 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy these short films inspired by Theo Jansen’s passions and evocative, wind-powered beests. Elemental worlds of evolution, optics, and kinetics are explored through imaginative animations and immersive documentaries.
Tuesday through Thursday, July 5–7, 2016 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
See the legendary Adam Savage build his own beest inspired by the kinetic artworks of Theo Jansen. Over the course of three days, Savage will assemble countless steel pieces into a towering, pedal-powered walking machine.