Science of Cocktails @ After Dark

Thursday, May 19, 2022 • 6:00–10:00 p.m.

Exploratorium, Pier 15 on the Embarcadero

Adults Only (21+)

THANK YOU! May's Science of Cocktails @ After Dark is SOLD OUT. This beloved Exploratorium fundraiser will return in 2023. Watch your inbox for when tickets go on sale. (Not on the list? Subscribe here.)


Sip your science with us

At Science of Cocktails @ After Dark, you’ll enjoy:

  • Experiments by the glass in the VIP lounge
  • All-included open bars serving beer and wine, specialty cocktails, and slices by Square Pie Guys*
  • A special pop-up AMA with scientist, educator, and author Paul Sutter
  • Full access to After Dark—play with hundreds of interactive exhibits and enjoy thought-provoking programming in Pier 15’s spacious galleries


AMA with Paul Sutter
7:00–7:15 p.m.
Fisher Bay Observatory

Ever wanted to ask a scientist anything—anything at all? Join astrophysicist and on-air host Paul Sutter for an exclusive pop-up AMA. You ask the question, he'll try his best to point to the answer—or to tools that will help you uncover the answer. Then at 8:00 p.m., don't miss Sutter’s After Dark talk: “How to Die in Space: A Choose-Your-Own Adventure Show That You Probably Won’t Survive.”

Paul M. Sutter is a research professor in astrophysics at the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University and a guest researcher at the Flatiron Institute in New York City. He hosts and contributes to science shows, including “How the Universe Works” on Science Channel, “Space Out” on Discovery, and his own “Ask a Spaceman” podcast. He is the author of How to Die in Space and Your Place in the Universe.


*On-site dining is contingent on local and state regulations. The Exploratorium will continue to rely on science to guide final decisions regarding this and all in-person visits and events. Please drink responsibly.

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