Member Preview Weekend

Thursday, June 24–Sunday, June 27, 2021

For your safety and comfort, members are now required to reserve timed tickets. Use the member ID from your membership email or the back of your new digital membership card to login and create a new password.

Note: After Dark on June 24 is for members aged 18+; the rest of Member Preview Weekend is all-ages.

We’ve missed you, and we’re so excited to safely welcome you through our doors again—beginning with our loyal members. 

Beginning with After Dark on Thursday, June 24 and continuing through June 27 daytime hours, members and donors get special access before our doors open to the general public. Come back and let your curiosity roam free through hundreds of exhibits in six spacious indoor and outdoor galleries. You’ll find thoughtful safety protocols, our one-of-a-kind store, dining, and more.


Special Events

DJ Saurus
Deejay Saurus and DJ Platurn from Hip Hop for Change

Thursday, June 24
6:30–7:45 and 8:15–9:30 p.m.
Bechtel Gallery 3, Phyllis C. Wattis Studio

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 Deejay Saurus and DJ Platurn.

Book icon- Storytime Science
Storytime Science for Kids

Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27
Noon and 2:00 p.m.
Bechtel Gallery 3, Classroom 1606

Join us at the Exploratorium for Storytime Science! Enjoy a science-themed storybook read-aloud followed by a related activity geared toward children (and their grown-ups). At this month's special members-only edition of Storytime Science, the Exploratorium's own Viv Altmann will be reading books about energy and motion—then we’ll try these powerful forces out for ourselves as we build our own toy cars with rubber band "motors”! Admission subject to capacity.