After Dark: Science Fiction
Thursday, August 7, 2014 • 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Location: Exploratorium Pier 15
Note: A ticket to Thursday evening adult-only hours does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. Tickets for limited-capacity programs will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
Admission: $15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members
Please Note: Adults Only (18+)
Enter the alternate worlds of Science Fiction and encounter scientific realities converging with our own. Explore racially inclusive futurisms with Jamaican-born novelist Nalo Hopkinson, and join an irreverent tour of robot history with robotics engineer Dave Grossman. Soar with Birdly, a full-body flight simulator, or take a fantastic voyage through a glass brain from UCSF’s Neuroscape Lab. Meet microscopic space travelers with Dr. Karen Kalumuck, and learn how the imagined technologies of yesterday became the gadgets of today with Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman. Augment your reality with glowing plants, musical sand, sentient gardens, and other truths stranger than fiction at After Dark.
Free Bicycle Valet Parking
Ride your bike to Science Fiction and receive free, secured valet parking courtesy of the Exploratorium and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. From 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., SFBC attendants will be waiting in the Plaza on the Embarcadero to park your bike.
ID in SF&F: Imaginative Engines of Science, Technology, and Social Justice
With Nalo Hopkinson
Stranger Than Fiction: The Creatures Under Our Feet
With Karen Kalumuck
6:30, 7:45, and 9:00 p.m.
Microscope Imaging Station, East Corridor
Carnivorous Plant Dissection
With the Explainers
6:30, 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 p.m.
History of Robots: Fantasy and Reality
With Dave Grossman
Bay Observatory Gallery
Glass Brain Project
With John Fesenko
7:30, 8:15, and 9:00 p.m.
Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio
Science Fiction Turned Fact
With Ron Hipschman
Bay Observatory Gallery
Zephyr Solar Car
Fly Like a Bird
Extremely limited capacity. Spots will be raffled off at the top of each hour.
With Joerg Student
Sand Noise Device
Limited viewing capacity.
The Drake Equation
Super Science: The Genetics Behind Superheroes
With the UCSF/UCB iGEM Team
Conscious Turf Crew
Throughout the museum
Outdoor Light Painting
With Tinkering Studio Staff
Science and Fiction: Short Films
Mars & Beyond
Mind Cinema, West Gallery
Le Voyage de la lune