Tickets for Exploratorium After Dark Thursdays: Skip The Line

Explore the Exploratorium at night with special Thursday programming (18+)

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Opening hours
Today:  18:00 - 22:00
Tomorrow:  Closed
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday:  Closed
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday:  Closed
Wednesday:  Closed
  • Learn and play at the same time with over 650 hands-on exhibits on a Thursday night
  • Experience a special adults-only program of guest speakers, music, films, and one-of-a-kind activities
  • Challenge your friends to drink from a water fountain created from a toilet!

San Francisco's Exploratorium is more than just a fun and educational museum during daytime - it's a lot of fun on Thursday nights, too. Step into a world of science, art, and human perception at night with over 650 hands-on exhibits designed to boggle the mind.

Grab your friends and a drink from the bar, and enter a special Thursday night experience at one of San Francisco's most fun museums. How will you fare in a pitch-black dome? Will you make it across the fog bridge?

The special adults-only programming promises a night of unique guest speakers, great music, specialty films, and one-of-a-kind activities.

Take a look at yourself in a huge oversized mirror. This curved piece of reflective glass was originally part of a flight simulator. You won't believe the sights and sounds you'll discover!

Use a microscope to investigate developing eggs from zebrafish, and see how your pulse compares to theirs. Stamp your feet and make a miniature earthquake with the seismograph, or explore amazing images made from shadows.

With over 650 hands-on exhibits, it's a night of expanding your mind. But will you drink from a water fountain fashioned from an actual (unused, don't worry) toilet?

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What's included
Skip-the-line entrance to the Exploratorium on Thursday evening (18:00-22:00)
Museum map, available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Japanese
Tactile Dome experience (reservation required)
Food & drinks
  • Skip the ticket line and scan your smartphone ticket at the entrance
  • After Dark Thursdays are from 18:00 to 22:00 (18+ only)
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
Pier 15 The Embarcadero, CA 94111, San Francisco
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchairs are available at the museum
Apr 26, 2019
Fun time and a great learning experience for adults!

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