Saturday, April 25, 2020 • 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The museum is closed, but the Dome is open.
Saturday, May 2, 2020 • 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 3, 2020 • 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 10, 2020 • 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 17, 2020 • 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 4, 2020 • 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Meet the women behind Exploratorium exhibits.
Sit down and enjoy a delicious, locally sourced meal—and a great view.
Meet Douglas Hollis, the artist behind Archimedes.
Experience Buckyball by artist Leo Villareal, on view in the Plaza.
Experience Light Walk with artist and natural philosopher Bob Miller.
Artist Fujiko Nakaya muses on her ephemeral outdoor creation Fog Bridge #72494.
The Exploratorium’s volunteer needs change depending on current exhibitions, programs, and projects.
Join us for Pi (π) Day on March 14, 2020!
Friday, May 1, 2020 • 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Join us for this exhilarating gala evening to celebrate curiosity.
Thank you to the individuals who give their commitment, time, and hard work to make Party at the Piers and Afterglow successful events.
Friday, May 1, 2020 • 8:00 p.m.–midnight
Keep the celebration going at Afterglow, the after party for Party at the Piers, on May 1, 2020.
Thursday, February 20, 2020 • 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Come be in your elements at Everything Matters: Rhodium.
Enjoy the sun-dappled brilliance of Sun Swarm.
Learn all the essentials so you can maximize your Afterglow experience.
Learn about π, π Day history, and play with π activities.
Light from a real spring bounces off the mirror to form the image you see.
Where: Bechtel Gallery 3: Seeing & Listening
When light passes from one clear medium into another, it (usually) bends—a phenomenon called refraction. Distortions caused by refraction are part of why you can see objects that are clear.
Saturday, April 11, 2020 • 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Make (and take) a fun science activity or craft.
Sunday, April 12, 2020 • 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
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An elevated topography of silvered squares inserted between the water and the sky, Sun Swarm is an architectural intervention that collects and disperses bits of sunlight across the deck of Pier 17.
Where: Gallery 5: Outdoor Exhibits
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