Wednesday, May 9, 2018 • 8:00 p.m.–midnight
Exploratorium, Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green St., San Francisco

Adults Only (21+)

Join us at Afterglow—the ultimate Exploratorium party featuring open bars, complimentary treats, live music, and immersive experiences to fuel your curiosity all evening long. #ExploAfterglow

  • Presale General Admission ($85) Sold Out
  • General Admission ($100)
  • Members’ Tickets* ($80)

* Exploratorium members and donors: Please redeem your admission discount using the code emailed to you. Not a member yet?

A portion of your ticket purchase is tax-deductible.



Infinity Room

Immersive experience by Refik Anadol

Step into an otherworldly portal and envelop yourself in distorted light and perpetually morphing visuals. Watch the walls melt away as the barrier between the material and virtual realms blur into infinity. 

Projection technology generously provided by Epson.

Bartender pouring dry ice drink
Open Bars & Treats

Sip your favorite drinks—including inventive cocktails, craft beers, and more—available at open bars throughout the museum. Also enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and sweet treats.

Color paint
The Colors I Wanted to Flow You

Microscopic color-mixing workshop

Mix and match mediums and dyes and see what you create under prototype, handheld microscopes developed by UC Berkeley's Fletcher Laboratory.

person crawling on ground touching walls and creating fireworks
Tactile Dome

Take a trip through total darkness in our unique Tactile Dome. Crawl and slide your way through the pitch-dark Dome using your sense of touch as your only guide through its chambers and mazes. Tactile Dome access is complimentary at Afterglow.

Afterglow is the official after party for the Exploratorium’s Party at the Piers gala. Last year’s fundraiser generated $1.3 million to support educational programs that reach thousands of students and educators worldwide. This year, all proceeds from Afterglow and Party at the Piers will support the Exploratorium’s community programs, both locally and worldwide.

Thank You to Our Afterglow Beer Sponsor

Fort Point Beer Co.


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