After Dark: Fire of Love, Presented by National Geographic Documentary Films

Thursday, December 8, 2022 • 6:00–10:00 p.m.

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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.

Join us for a night fueled by fire and marked by molten rock. Enjoy a special screening of the National Geographic Documentary Film Fire of Love, which follows two bold explorers as they venture into the volcanic unknown—and hear directly from some of the film’s creators. Learn about California’s active volcanoes and ask a volcanist all your burning questions. Test your skills at building a wheel that can successfully traverse a model lava field. And check out a live flame as local neon artists demonstrate their intricate trade. 

When you’re ready to cool down, don’t miss a performance from Audiopharmacy under Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon!

Photo: Image'Est

Fire of Love
7:00 p.m. (Screening)
8:30 p.m. (Panel discussion)
Osher Gallery 1, Kanbar Forum

From National Geographic Documentary Films comes the extraordinary love story of intrepid French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft, who died just as explosively as they lived—capturing the most spectacular imagery ever recorded of their greatest passion: volcanoes. This special screening will be followed by a conversation with a selection of the creators behind the work and current scientists driven by a similar passion to understand volcanoes.

Music Under the Moon: Audiopharmacy
8:00 p.m.
Bechtel Gallery 3

More details to be announced.



After Dark: Fire of Love is made possible with the generous support of National Geographic Documentary Films.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase at our Seaglass Restaurant and additional bar locations.

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