After Dark: Living Things
After Dark Age 18+ 6:00pm: USD 19.95
After Dark: Living Things
Sometimes life is hard to observe because it's too tiny or too fast, or hidden underground or in the ocean. Tonight at After Dark, we'll turn the spotlight onto our Living Systems gallery (Gallery 4), where you're invited to use scientific tools to investigate living things of different sizes, the ecosystems they inhabit, and the processes they share. Explore exhibits that explore the phenomena of the natural world—from marine organisms like phytoplankton to human cells. And don't miss special demos from our Bio Lab team: catch a close-up glimpse of the often-invisible aspects of living things.
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
Cell Phone Miniscope
Tonight we invite you to open your eyes to the amazing world of the ultra-tiny! Be sure to grab a cellscope kit and directions—and then convert your cell phone into a portable, picture-taking miniscope using a simple plastic lens from a laser pointer. Use it tonight to see the Exporatorium at its smallest scale, then take it home to continue exploring new environments!
from Hip Hop for Change
6:30–7:45 and 8:15–9:30 p.m.
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! Born and raised in the culture of hip-hop, DJ Sake-One joins us tonight at After Dark. Sake-One has been looking for the perfect beat since 1989, kickin' up dust and making 5,000-person venues feel like neighborhood house parties, from San Francisco to New York City to Atlanta to London and beyond. He is a Frisco native and Bay legend who is responsible for the infamous PST party and his current Art of Storytelling Outkast tribute 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.
with Viv Altmann
What are bubble cells? They're what happens when you mix paint and bubble solution and make a print of the result! Join Exploratorium staff educator Viv Altmann to create your own artful bubble cell in this activity.
Our groundbreaking collection of exhibits Cells to Self reveals the wondrous variety of human cells and the amazing things they're doing in your body. See live heart cells beating in time with your own pulse, find out which bacteria are living on your skin, and more.
Get acquainted with Plankton Populations, an interactive display that uses special lenses to put you face to face with different plankton and show which ones live in different parts of the ocean over the course of the year.
Spend some time with Bacteriopolis, a colorful bacterial terrarium in which thousands of distinct species live and breathe (or not). What you see today will be gone tomorrow in this living artwork in a perpetual state of change.
Curious about what to expect during your visit? Check out our current safety protocols and guidelines.
Adults Only (18+)
Note: The Tactile Dome is currently closed.
Category: Arts | Visual Arts | Museum