We tend to think of “home” as the building in which we live, or the town or city where we reside. Voyage to the edge of the known universe, and gain some perspective on the tiny planet we call home. See some of the amazing ways the universe is structured, and learn how it’s evolved.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception 7:30 p.m. Dinner 8:30–11:30 p.m. After Party
Join us April 6 for an evening filled with playful inquiry, curiosity, and exploration. From hands-on exhibits to special guests and performers, the spirit of intelligent play will imbue the entire museum—including two specially designed dining environments and an electric dance space.
Don't miss our Spring Gala After Party Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Explore the museum late at night, play with our unique, hands-on exhibits, and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and top-shelf spirits. Then raise your own spirits on the dance floor as you experience the serious business of play.
6:00–10:00 p.m. • Galleries and bars open 6:15–10:00 p.m. • Tactile Dome
Discover your chemical perception abilities, their limitations, and even some of the strange newfound places where researchers have discovered that they come into play. We’ll provide a pleasing palate of olfactory and gustatory encounters to enhance your connection to your everyday perceptions.
6:00–10:00 p.m. • Galleries and bars open 8:00 p.m. • Everything Matters: Aluminum 6:15–10:00 p.m. • Tactile Dome
Come be in your elements with Exploratorium host and scientific raconteur Ron Hipschman. Follow tales of intrigue and invention, join in dynamic demonstrations, and uncover fascinating connections between individual elements and our collective human experience.
Why do you see yourself in reverse when you look at yourself in a mirror? Why are you not upside down? Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman reveals the physics behind different types of mirrors and reflects on fascinating aspects of their construction and applications.