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Celebrate the Beauty of Change at After Dark Transformation

For Immediate Release:
September 01, 2013

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Celebrate the Beauty of Change at After Dark Transformation

Exploratorium’s adults-only evening event Thursday, September 5, 2013, 6-10pm

Many of nature’s transformations, like caterpillars turning into butterflies, are easy for us to see. But, a closer look at the world reveals that matter is constantly moving from one state to another, and myriad processes are at work to transform reality as we know it. Explore the power of change and the elegant ways our world grows and evolves at After Dark: Transformation, the Exploratorium’s adults-only (18 & over) evening event, Thursday, September 5, 2013 from. 6-10pm.

Learn how an ice cube melting in a cocktail is a demonstration of phase transition, and how stem cells use chemical cues to transform into a diverse range of specialized cells—from beating heart cells to neurons. Watch special effects makeup artist Jordan Plath transform an average person into an extraordinary character. Meet members of the UCSF iGEM team, and learn how biologists use the machinery within individual cells to potentially engineer tiny solutions to big problems. It’s an evening of discovery and conversion at the world’s most experimental museum.

After Dark is the first Thursday evening of each month. From 6-10pm, adults ages 18 and up can enjoy programs, cocktails, conversations and adult-oriented activities in science and the arts. After Dark programs feature live performances, science lectures and demonstrations, films and new media, and often cutting-edge technology and unexpected surprises.


Playful, eclectic, and content-rich, After Dark programs are serious fun. Explore the science behind themes of adult interest from fashion and sex to time and decay. Upcoming After Dark themes include Fog (October), The Art of Tinkering (November), and Glow (December). Additional programs to be announced. For more information, or to buy advance tickets online go to www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/after-dark.  After Dark is for adults 18 years and older. Tickets are $15; $10 for members. One part theater, one part cabaret, one part gallery and one part Happy Hour, After Dark is a unique way to experience one of San Francisco’s most beloved museums. 

Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

$29 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.

Getting Here
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions

About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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San Francisco
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