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Members-Only Holiday Party

Sunday, December 10, 2017 • 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)

Free for general members only. After Dark members are invited to attend After Dark: Glow.

All Ages

Note: An RSVP is required, and you must bring a copy of your membership card to the event for admission.


Illuminate your holidays with mesmerizing light installations and attend a fascinating discussion about colorful ways to make items glow. Study the fluorescent features of scorpions with wildlife expert Bonnie Cromwell. Visit the East Gallery to see "glowing" organisms—zebrafish embryos and C. elegans—and discuss with our Bio Lab staff. Make radiant greeting cards with our Explorables and enjoy a complimentary dinner in our SeaGlass Restaurant. Join us December 10 as we thank you, our valued members, for your loyal support.

Get your holiday shopping done while supporting science. Check out our mini Holiday Shopping Bazaar; catch fun demos led by product experts; and shop for gifts created by local merchants and artisans. Receive an additional 5% holiday-party discount at our Exploratorium Stores for a 15% total members’ savings. Take advantage of free gift wrapping and leave your purchases at our shopping-bag check. Then experience more than 650 hands-on exhibits without lugging your gifts throughout the museum.

The holiday party includes ebullient lights and subtle glows that are part of a temporary art installation and featured in our After Dark: Glow program. And don’t miss Curious Contraptions: Small Machines of Love and Mystery, our winter exhibition with more than 30 charming, whimsical sculptures known as automata.

Please note: Access to the Tactile Dome is limited, and free tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis.