After Dark: Cooking Contraptions

Event has passed (Thu Nov 16, 2017 - Thu Nov 16, 2017)
6pm - 10pm
$14.95 - $19.95


After Dark: Cooking Contraptions.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 • 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Lose yourself in over 650 interactive exhibits exploring perception, art, and science at our adults-only After Dark. Grab your friends and a drink and get immersed in mind-bending experiences and unique, thought-provoking programs.

Cooking Contraptions
6:00-10:00 p.m.
Bechtel Central Gallery.

Food: A Four-Course After Dark Program.

This November, join us for in-depth explorations of food, served with tastings, talks, and demonstrations designed to whet your curiosity about cooking and eating in a rapidly changing world. Programs take place over four Thursday nights, and cover a topics ranging from kitchen innovations to food security.

Please Note: The museum will be closed Thursday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

How does food inspire you? Do you find artistic vision in vegetables, or enjoy the science behind sous-vide? Encounter an array of cooking-inspired presentations and gain a deeper understanding of the tools in your kitchen. Play with your food, experiment with modernist inventions, and visit our new Drink Lab, where you can see lively demonstrations of the science and techniques behind unique drinks also available for purchase.

Kitchen Gadgets
With Ali Bouzari
7:00 p.m. | Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio.

Drink Lab: Centripetal Mojitos
With Clay Reynolds and Julie Yu
7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 p.m. | Bechtel Central Gallery.

Champagne and Machete
With Paul Dancstep
8:30, 9:00, and 9:30 p.m. | Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio.

Kitchen Gadget Gallery
With Cookin'
6:00-10:00 p.m.

The Anti-Griddle
With Jerrel KeyAuthor
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Commercial-Grade Contraptions
With Tinker Kitchen
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fruit and Vegetable Carving
With Jimmy Zhang
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Slicing and Dicing
With Kevin Godes
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Food Automata
With Explorables
7:00-10:00 p.m.

Sub-Categories: Exhibitions.

Price Details:
Tickets at the door: USD 19.95,
After Dark: USD 17.95,
General Daytime members: USD 14.95.


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