After Dark: Ice Cream

Event has passed (Thu Jul 12, 2018 - Thu Jul 12, 2018)
6pm - 10pm
$14.95 - $19.95
Clubs, Science & Technology


Lose yourself in over 650 interactive exhibits exploring perception, art, and science at our adults-only After Dark.

Pairings: Ice Cream
To reserve a seat and something to eat, pick up free tickets onsite at the Observatory. Seating and tastings are limited to 140.
7:00 p.m.
Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6.

Join us for robust presentations, refreshing conversations, and sample tastings designed to inspire your scientific palate. Learn more about the series, Pairings: Cultivating a Taste for Science Through Food.

People throughout the world have tinkered with different means of perfecting ice cream-especially here in San Francisco. Get the scoop on ice cream chemistry with Dr. Maya Warren and find out how its microstructure affects the way ice cream melts, feels, and tastes.

Please note: Seating and tastings are limited to 140 ticketed guests.

Pairings: Ice Cream.
7:00 p.m. | Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6.

Learn to make your own ice cream with Chef Jerrel KeyAuthor and Exploratorium Senior Scientist Julie Yu. Then join Dr. Maya Warren for a tasty tour of the microstructure of ice cream and how structure affects the behavioral properties of all kinds of frozen aerated desserts, as well as the history of ice cream and how innovation is changing the ice cream game. Finally, get a grown-up dose of history with house mixologist Clay Reynold-he'll cover floats (boozy and not) and the history behind the soda jerks of the 1940s and 1950s.


Five-Minute Ice Cream Making Demo.
6:30 and 8:30 p.m. | Gallery 4 Explainer Station.

Work for your dessert: Join Amelia Chen in mixing the ingredients and shake-shake-shaking the mixture into cold and decadent ice cream. Celebrate your efforts with samples of the homemade stuff.

Ice Cream Up Close.
6:30-9:30 p.m. | Gallery 4, Bio Bar.

Category: Nightlife.

Arts | Visual Arts | Museum,
Arts | Visual Arts.


Price Details:
Tickets (Ages 18+): USD 19.95,
Online 10% off presale ends at 5:00 p.m. every Thursday: USD 17.95,
General Daytime members: USD 14.95,
After Dark members: USD 0.00.


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