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Exploratorium Admission Ticket - After Dark Thursday Evenings (ages 18+)

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Things Look Different After Dark. See for Yourself. Thursdays After Dark.

6-10pm every Thursday night at the Exploratorium. Adults-only (18+).

Lose yourself in more than 600 interactive exhibits exploring perception, art and science. Grab your friends and a drink and get immersed in everything from a fog bridge, to a large-scale kaleidoscope, dazzling light displays, mind-bending mirrors and more. Or savor adults-only programming: featuring unique guest speakers, great music, cutting-edge films and one-of-a-kind activities. It'll change how you think about the world around you. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself.

The Exploratorium is located at Pier 15 on San Francisco's Embarcadero – just minutes away from the Embarcadero BART Station, Pier 39 and the Ferry Building.

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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 10, 2022
This was one of the best experiences of our entire trip. We had 3 adults in our party. Two retired teachers and a newly minted PhD. We all throughly enjoyed it. In our hometown we have several interactive museums but none of them measure up to the Exploratourium. The exhibits were well thought out and offered the science in an entertaining and fun way. We highly recommend it for those spending more than just a couple of days in the area.
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 3, 2022
Loved the rocking and rolling chairs, echo tubes, wave machine simulating the beach, all the wave stuff,fog simulator. Great stuff and great example of the power and effectiveness of an inquiry-based learning approach.
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 2, 2022
So much fun. Lots to do. Playground for adults. Great date night. Also fun for singles too. Will come back.
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Visit: Exploratorium, Pier 15 Embarcadero at, Green St, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

Expand your mind by exploring the hundreds of interactive machines, contraptions and artworks at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, a quick 10-minute walk from the Ferry Building and a 15-minute walk from Fisherman’s Wharf. Head down on any Thursday at 6pm for the wildly popular After Dark event, when the museum stays open until 10pm for a full evening of adults indulging their curiosity about science and art. Each night revolves around a different theme. The Exploratorium is an intellectual playground for adults — part art gallery, part museum, part laboratory with a dash of party thrown in the mix.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Ages 18 years and older only (no exceptions)
  • Coin-operated lockers are located just past ticketing and the Info desk
  • Guide dogs and other certified assistance animals are welcome
  • Wheelchair accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for loan, free of charge, at the Info Desk on a first-come first-serve basis
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Complimentary digital museum maps are available in English, Spanish, French, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, German and Filipino.
  • Masks and vaccinations are recommended.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • • Masks and vaccinations are recommended. • 100% fresh air is filtered through our HVAC MERV 14 system. • The Tactile Dome is temporarily closed.
  • Admission to After Dark at the Exploratorium (ages 18+)
  • Entry/Admission - Exploratorium

  • Regular daytime admission to the Exploratorium
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tactile Dome (temporarily closed)

Departure Time
Exploratorium Admission Ticket - After Dark Thursday Evenings (ages 18+)
11/27/2022 - 12/31/2022
Thursday : 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1/8/2023 - 11/18/2023
Thursday : 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11/26/2023 - 12/31/2023
Thursday : 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2 to 3 hours

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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