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Adults Only (18+)
Note: Free for members and donors—only a membership card and ID required for entry. The Tactile Dome is currently closed.
Spark your curiosity at After Dark! As the Sun sets, we’ll hit the rainbow lights, turn the music up, and open our doors, inviting you to take your imagination out to play. Be ready to bring fresh eyes to old favorites and uncover phenomenal new experiences.
Cell Phone Miniscope
We invite you to open your eyes to the amazing world of the ultra-tiny! Be sure to grab a miniscope kit and directions—then convert your cell phone into a portable, picture-taking miniscope using a simple plastic lens from a laser pointer. Use it to see the Exploratorium at its smallest scale, then take it home to continue exploring new environments!
DJ Nina Sol
From Hip Hop for Change
6:30–7:45, 8:15–9:30 p.m.
Bechtel Gallery 3
Get ready to dance your way through the night as DJs from Hip Hop for Change set the vibe and keep the party moving all night! Nina Sol brings a profound energy to dance floors while spreading messages of justice, freedom, and love. A vinyl enthusiast who traverses time and texture, Nina's insatiable curiosity for music discovery keeps her sets fresh and unexpected.
Food and drinks will be available to purchase in our Seaglass Restaurant and at the outdoor bar in Gallery 5 to enjoy in those designated spaces during After Dark. Please note that there is no drinking or eating allowed elsewhere in the museum at this time.
Curious about what to expect during your visit? Check out our current safety protocols and guidelines.