Join us this June, July, and August when the Exploratorium is open every day—and Thursday (ages 18+) and Friday (all ages) until 10:00 p.m. Our SeaGlass Restaurant and Exploratorium Stores are also open during the expanded summer hours.
Celebrate acclaimed Dutch artist Jansen’s most recently realized Strandbeest creations, a “fossil” hall revealing the evolution of his iterative process and artistic ingenuity, videos featuring the artist discussing his 25-year endeavor, artist’s sketches, and large-scale images by photographer Lena Herzog.
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.
Experience Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen. On tour for the first time in North America, Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s strandbeests—or “beach animals”—are kinetic sculptures that blur the lines between art, machine, and life.