After Dark: Radioactivity, Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet, and Drink Lab

Event has passed (Thu Jan 25, 2018 - Thu Jan 25, 2018)
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$14.95 - $19.95


After Dark: Radioactivity, Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet, and Drink Lab.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 * 6:00-10:00 p.m.

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Free for After Dark Members
Adults Only (18+)

Note: The Tactile Dome and some programs have limited capacity and are available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman: Radioactivity
8:00 p.m.
Kanbar Forum

Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world.

What's going on inside the nucleus of an atom? Why does it spit out radiation? Did you know that you are exposed to radioactivity every day? Learn the facts about this somewhat controversial topic.

Since joining the Exploratorium in 1971, Ron Hipschman has worked as an exhibit developer, author, teacher, and webcast host. He currently works on the Exploratorium's Environmental Initiative, implementing and maintaining a collection of environmental monitoring sensors and developing visualizations for the Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery's super-resolution media wall. In addition to Full-Spectrum Science, Ron hosts the monthly After Dark series Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table.

Learn more about the series, Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman.

Live Music After Dark: Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet
7:30 and 9:00 p.m.
Bernard and Barbro Osher West Gallery

Bringing together elements of jazz, rhythm and blues, hip hop, afro-beat, and calypso, the steel-pan-driven Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet (STRQ) pushes the limits of innovation, while remaining loyal to authentic world sounds.

Drink Lab: Nitro Muddling
7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 p.m.
Bechtel Central Gallery

What is enzymatic browning, and how does it relate to muddled herbs tasting swampy in your cocktail? Learn how to avoid the oxidation of fresh Thai basil leaves by using liquid nitrogen, safety precautions, and a muddler.

Category: Arts | Visual Arts | Museum.

Arts | Visual Arts.

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


  1. Exploratorium Pier 15, San Francisco, CA