Reinvent your Thursday nights at After Dark. Experience a fascinating array of unique, adult-only programs and events that change each week. Grab dinner by the Bay, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits, crawl through our pitch-black Tactile Dome, sip cocktails, and explore.
April 7: Taste and Smell
Smell and taste are inexorably intertwined in us mammals, bound together with a fancy descriptor: “chemoreception.” And for the rather important purpose of eating, smell and taste combine to create flavor. Tonight you can discover a multitude of ways to appreciate your chemical perception abilities, their limitations, and even some of the strange newfound places where researchers have discovered that they come into play. We’ll provide a pleasing palate of olfactory and gustatory encounters to enhance your connection to your everyday perceptions.
May 5: Identity
Identify yourself: What defines you against, or within, the context of others? From cells to self-image, take a good look at the biological, psychological, and sociocultural circumstances of our individual and collective identities.
June 2: Strandbeest
Immerse yourself in the world of Theo Jansen’s strandbeests, and hear photographer Lena Herzog discuss her years documenting their evolution. Explore the math behind their motion, and make some mechanical linkages of your own.
July 7: BYOBeest
Immerse yourself in the world of Theo Jansen’s strandbeests.
Pier 15 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA
Thu Dec 8 (Resonance and Pairings: 6pm - 10pm)
Thu Dec 15 (Everything Matters: Chlorine, 6pm - 10pm)
Thu Dec 22 (6pm - 10pm: Full-Spectrum Science: Mixing Color)
Thu Dec 29 (6pm - 10pm: Tactile Dome and Explainer Demonstrations)
Thu Jan 5 (6pm - 10pm: Catch a Wave)
Thu Jan 12 (6pm - 10pm: Resonance and Pairings)
Thu Jan 19 (6pm - 10pm: Everything Matters: Argon)
Thu Jan 26 (6pm - 10pm: Full-Spectrum Science: Radioactivity)
Thu Feb 2 (6pm - 10pm: Communication)
Thu Feb 9 (6pm - 10pm: Resonance and Pairings)
Thu Feb 16 (6pm - 10pm: Everything Matters: Potassium)
Thu Feb 23 (6pm - 10pm: Full-Spectrum Science: The Last Doubling)
Thu Mar 2 (6pm - 10pm: Extended Cinemas)