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After Dark: See for Yourself

Sound waves shown in light against a black background
After Dark: See for Yourself

The Exploratorium is your playground after dark! Wander the galleries, sip a cocktail, and choose your own adventure from over 600 interactive exhibits. Curious about how we make those exhibits? From Gallery 2, you can take a peek into our workshop, which is always open to public view. Don’t miss our summer exhibition, The Great Animal Orchestra, an immersive audiovisual art experience, and then learn how it was made in a special screening of Bernie Krause: A Life with The Great Animal Orchestra (2021, 37 min.).

Bernie Krause: A Life with The Great Animal Orchestra
8:00 p.m.
Kanbar Forum

Directed by Vincent Tricon and produced by Fondation Cartier 

This documentary tells the story of Bernie Krause, a soundscape ecologist who for more than fifty years has traveled the world recording the sounds of animals in their natural habitats. Composed of unpublished archival footage and interviews filmed in California in 2021, A Life shows Krause as a brilliant figure who contemplates the natural world as a musician, a poet, and a recording legend. A Life with The Great Animal Orchestra is at once an ode and an elegy—a celebration of sonic splendor and a solemn plea for change. 

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