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Party at the Piers: Discovery

exterior view of Exploratorium at pier 15 during sunset
Party at the Piers: Discovery

Join us for an electrifying evening at the piers! Discover what makes the Exploratorium special: the boldly imaginative, deeply impactful programs and exhibits you make possible with your generous support. Your support can brighten the future for young people, educators, families, and lifelong learners in the Bay Area, across California, and around the globe.

Please join us on May 5 to invest in the vibrant future of the Exploratorium—and to discover that what you do today really can change tomorrow.

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Event Details

Gather at Pier 15 and reconnect at the elegant welcoming reception. Enjoy a memorable dinner and inspiring program in a gorgeously transformed gallery. Then head to the fabulous after-party—a pop-up Science of Cocktails—for dancing, boozy demos, and mixology science.

6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception Presented by PG&E
7:00 p.m. Dinner & Program
9:00 p.m. Science of Cocktails with a Twist

Wear neon for a brighter future! Add pops of high-voltage color, or splash out in neon head to toe.

Location and parking
The Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street), San Francisco. Complimentary valet parking will be available on Green Street. 

Please email or call Akemi Yamaguchi at 415.528.4402.

On-site event details are contingent on local and state regulations. The Exploratorium will continue to rely on science to guide final decisions regarding this and all in-person visits and events

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Levels of Support and Benefits

We train California’s teachers and SF’s youth, give kids world-class field trips, share our interactive exhibits worldwide, nurture artists and scientists, co-create with local communities, and innovate in equity and inclusion.

Your generous table and ticket purchases make these transformative programs possible.

Tables seat 10. All table and ticket purchasers receive:

  • A festive and immersive evening at the Exploratorium
  • Grateful acknowledgment on Party at the Piers materials
  • Complimentary valet parking

$100,000 Discover Table

Equivalent to hiring 25 high school students for a life-changing summer of professional development, STEAM work experience, and coaching and mentoring as High School Explainers.

$50,000 Change Table

Equivalent to funding the design of five exhibits in the museum to better engage young women in STEAM concepts.

$25,000 Electrify Table

Equivalent to sending two first-time secondary school teachers to our two-year Teacher Induction Program, an inquiry-based content-rich professional development program that supports teachers during the hardest years of their careers.

$15,000 Imagine Table

Equivalent to providing leading-edge, multi-day professional development to four California education leaders on the front lines of reshaping science classrooms to be more equitable and inclusive.

$2,500 Impact Single Ticket

Equivalent to program costs for one After Dark Thursday Night, our innovative series that engages 70,000 adults every year in playful lifelong learning.

$1,500 Illuminate Single Ticket

Equivalent to 70 hours of inspiring summer training for one High School Explainer in STEAM concepts, workforce development, and life skills.

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Thank you to our Party at the Piers: Discovery supporters.

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