When is Afterglow?
Friday, June 26, 2020 • 8:00 p.m.–midnight
Where is it held?
Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Embarcadero at Green Street)
How much do tickets cost?
$100 General Admission in advance, $120 at the door
Are any discounts available?
Afterglow tickets go on sale February 20 and are $100. Afterglow tickets are $85 for Exploratorium donors and members. Please use the discount code emailed to you during checkout to obtain this discount. We also offer After Dark member ticket packages for the best deal. Interested in becoming a member? Please visit our website for information on how to join our Exploratorium community.
Is my ticket purchase tax-deductible?
A portion of your ticket purchase is tax-deductible. After the event, you will receive an acknowledgment letter for your files.
Can I pay for my ticket with a check?
Yes. Please call 415.528.4402 for assistance.
Do you sell tickets at the door?
Yes, but we recommend getting your tickets in advance. Tickets at the door will cost $120.
What time does the event begin and end?
Afterglow kicks off at 8:00 p.m. Last call is 11:30 p.m., and bars close at 11:45 p.m. The event ends promptly at midnight.
How do I get to the Exploratorium?
We strongly encourage you to use a car service, taxi, or public transportation to get to and from the event. If you drive, then please designate a driver. Visit our website for detailed information about getting to the Exploratorium and available parking.
Where do I pick up my ticket?
Electronic tickets are emailed to the ticket purchaser upon completion of the online ticket-purchase transaction. If you made a purchase but did not receive your electronic tickets, then please email or call 415.528.4402.
I bought a ticket for my friends, and they can’t come. Can I get my money back?
Unfortunately, tickets are nonrefundable.
What should I wear to Afterglow 2020?
Scatter light and turn heads! Wear glittering, mirrored, and light-reflecting finery—or dazzle in deep blue.
How can I get the most up-to-date information about the event?
Visit the Afterglow website for updates.
I’m a member of the press. Do you reserve press tickets?
We do reserve a limited number of tickets for qualified press. If you would like to attend as a member of the press, then send your press credentials to email@example.com. Our Communications Department will confirm your ticket.
If I promise not to drink, then can I attend the event if I'm younger than 21 years of age?
No one under the age of 21 is permitted to attend Afterglow. There will be no exceptions, and security will card ticket holders as they enter.
Is there a coat check available?
There is a complimentary coat check available at the event. Backpacks, briefcases, tote bags, and other similar items are not permitted inside Afterglow. You will be asked to leave these items at the coat check.
Is food available?
Light hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats are provided until 11:00 p.m.
Are nonalcoholic beverages available?
Water is provided throughout the evening, as well as coffee and tea. Other nonalcoholic beverages are also available.
I am a spirits representative and would like to learn more about sponsorship.
Please email Akemi Yamaguchi, Senior Manager, Fundraising Events; or call her at 415.528.4402.
My company is interested in supporting the Exploratorium and would like to sponsor Afterglow.
Please contact Suzy Varadi, Associate Director, Corporate Engagement, for information on corporate engagement and marketing opportunities at this incredible fundraiser.