After Dark: Spark Your Curiosity

Thursday, July 8, 2021 • 6:00–10:00 p.m. PT

Free for Donors and After Dark members

Adults Only (18+)

Note: The Tactile Dome is currently closed.

Spark your curiosity at After Dark! As the sun sets, we’ll hit the rainbow lights, turn the music up, and open our doors—an invitation to take your imagination out to play. Fuel up with a cocktail and prepare to roam free through six spacious outdoor and indoor spaces. Be ready to bring fresh eyes to old favorites and uncover phenomenal new experiences.  

Please note: Food and drinks will be available to purchase in our Seaglass Restaurant and enjoy there or outdoors in Gallery 5 during After Dark. 

Just for Tonight

Plasmatica with Coup de Foudre
Make glowing, ghostly forms dance at Plasmatica, an ethereal and electrifying work by the art collective Coup de Foudre. In these custom glass columns, a charged interaction between noble gases and electrically excited particles forms luminous filaments that jump, flow, and respond to your touch.

DJ Lady Fingaz from Hip Hop for Change
Get ready to dance your way through the night as DJs from Hip Hop for Change set the vibe and keep the party moving all night! Tonight features DJ Lady Fingaz. Fingaz is a skilled turntablist and member of the infamous Peaches Crew. She can be found rocking parties with Le Femme Deadly Venoms and Jazz Mafia all over the world.  As a DJ, she mixes a variety of genres accompanied by an array of show-stopping turntablism and live production. This southern belle knows how to rock a party!

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.

Exemplary Exhibits

Looking for something familiar? Head to our outdoor gallery to find out whether the San Francisco summer wind has the Aeolian Harp singing—or do your own singing as you experiment with the Echo Tube

Looking for something new? Head to Stories of Change, a new exhibit collection reflecting on the historic events and turbulent changes of the past years that features commissioned murals from Bianca Rivera and Mark Harris.

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