After Dark: See for Yourself

Thursday, December 22, 2022 • 6:00–10:00 p.m.

Not a member yet? Join us and get free admission all year long!

Adults Only (18+)

Note: Free for members and donors—only a membership card and ID required for entry. The Tactile Dome is currently closed.

The Exploratorium is your playground after dark! Wander the galleries, sip a cocktail, and let a DJ from Hip Hop for Change set the vibe. Ever wonder what you’re really made of? Check out Cells to Self in the Moore Gallery 4 Corridor. You’ll find art and exhibits that explore the wondrous variety of human cells and the amazing things they’re doing in your body.

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!

DJ Dion Decibels
From Hip Hop for Change
6:30–9:30 p.m.
Bechtel Gallery 3

Get ready to dance your way through the night as DJ Dion Decibels from Hip Hop for Change sets the vibe and keeps the party moving! Dion Decibels is a San Francisco native who was born into music. He discovered turntables in 2001 and fell in love with the ability they gave him to shape, transform, and extend his favorite songs. He has since become a major force in the Bay Area music scene as a DJ, sound engineer, and producer.

Hip Hop for Change is an Oakland-based nonprofit that uses grassroots activism to educate people about socioeconomic injustices and advocate solutions through hip-hop culture.


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.