After Dark: See for Yourself
The Exploratorium is your playground after dark! Wander the galleries, sip a cocktail, and choose your own adventure with 600+ interactive exhibits. Peek into our workshop for exhibits in development and the tools and machines that help bring them to life. And don’t miss The Great Animal Orchestra, our summer exhibition featuring a symphony of wildlife sounds from around the world, made visible through real-time spectrograms.
Turn your phone into a mini microscope! Grab a kit and follow directions to convert your device into a picture-taking miniscope. See the Exploratorium at its smallest, then take your special lens with you for more shots no one else will have.
Create take-home artworks that invite you to see familiar plants in new ways. Using a monoprinting technique, this activity gets you up close to the details of each specimen—and leaves you with a handmade print that showcases the natural beauty and architecture of the plant.
Co-presented by the American Indian Film Institute
From the Olsen twins to Halsey, sage smudging has been a trend among celebrities and all over social media. Directed by Rose Ramirez, Deborah Small, and David Bryant, and produced by the California Native Plant Society, Saging the World is a short documentary bringing attention to the ecological and cultural issues surrounding harvesting and burning white sage (Salvia apiana).
Focusing on Native advocates who have protected and cherished white sage for generations, the film highlights traditional practices of Indigenous communities and dives into the theft and appropriation of the plant.
The documentary is co-presented with the American Indian Film Festival in conjunction with our temporary exhibition ¡Plantásticas! Our lives with plants, developed with collaborators from the Latinx and Indigenous communities to celebrate the history and science of plants.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase at our Seaglass Restaurant and additional bar locations.