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After Dark Membership

After Dark Membership

Make the pier your playground on Thursday nights. Become an After Dark member! 

Get inquisitive, grab a drink, and let the DJ set the vibe. After Dark members enjoy a year of surprising Thursday nights (6:00–10:00 p.m., ages 18+ only) for less than the price of three tickets. Explore 650+ interactive exhibits and a weekly lineup of adventurous art and science programming.

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Core After Dark Benefits 

  • Unlimited free admission to After Dark Thursday nights (50+ per year) 
  • 10% discount at the Exploratorium Stores and Seaglass Restaurant (except alcohol) 
  • Exclusive invitations to members-only events and exhibition previews 
  • Free admission during daytime hours in May

After Dark Membership Levels

Individuals: $59 
  • Core After Dark Benefits
  • After Dark admission for 1 named adult

Dual: $99 
  • Core After Dark Benefits 
  • After Dark admission for 2 named adults or 1 named adult + 1 guest 

Exploratorium for All, Dual: $19 

To sign up, visitors must present an EBT/SNAP/CalFresh, Medi-Cal, or WIC card or Lifeline Pass on site (not available online). This offer is not valid for P-EBT cardholders.

  • Core After Dark Benefits 
  • After Dark admission for 2 adults
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  • Daily 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Open Thursdays till 8:00 p.m.
  • Closed on holidays
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