After Dark: Point of View

Thursday, February 23, 2023 • 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.

What you see depends on where you are looking from. Sometimes you need to shift your perspective, use tools to take a closer look, or step into another person’s shoes to see the whole picture. Tonight, experience the world through a new lens with our perceptual illusion and small-scale phenomena exhibits. Then head to the Kanbar Forum for the main event: an exciting night of live storytelling presented by The Story Collider!

Science Storytelling
With The Story Collider

8:00 p.m.
Osher Gallery 1, Kanbar Forum

Science doesn’t just happen; it’s made by the collective work of individuals asking questions and questioning answers. Tonight, hear some of the people who live these investigations tell true, personal stories about science! Hosted by The Story Collider, we present five storytellers who will take the stage to share their encounters with curiosity.

Storytellers to be announced in February.

The Story Collider’s mission is to reveal the vibrant role that science plays in all of our lives through the art of personal storytelling. Their award-winning podcast has over one million downloads and hundreds of stories archived.

Can’t attend in person? Join us via livestream!

Cell Phone Miniscope
6:00–10:00 p.m.
Crossroads

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!


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

Curious about what to expect during your visit? Check out our current safety protocols and guidelines.