Exploratorium After Dark:
The Art of Tinkering & The Art of Tinkering Book Launch Celebration
Explore your inventive side and celebrate the Tinkering Studio’s new book, The Art of Tinkering, featuring 150 artists and makers. Tinkered attire is strongly encouraged.
The Art of Tinkering is here! To celebrate this essential introduction to the seriously playful world of tinkering, we’ve invited makers featured within and without its pages to share their projects with you.
Look for artworks, films, and activities throughout the museum, and engage your manual curiosity with a wealth of tinkering tools and materials. Meet with makers working at the intersection of science, art, and technology, and get inspired to tinker. That is: to go forth, get stuck, get ideas, and ultimately gain insight into the way things work—on your own terms.
The Art of Tinkering was coauthored by Karen Wilkinson and Mike Petrich, Codirectors of the Exploratorium’s Tinkering Studio. Learn more about the Tinkering Studio and its team.
Homouroboros By Peter Hudson
The Plaza, Outdoor Gallery
Pole Aerial Photography With Cris Benton
Holy Trinity of the Dogminican Order, Modified by Olek
Flightless: An Interactive, Roaming Puppetry Game By Dax Tran-Caffee
Cinema Arts: The Art of Tinkering
Mind Cinema, South Gallery
Sewing Circuits With Grace Kim
Musical Performance by Walter Kitundu
Learning Studio, South Gallery
6:00–10:00 p.m. (intermittent)
Paper Circuits With Jie Qi
Tapigami By Danny Scheible
Rolling Through The Bay By Scott Weaver
Cinema Arts: Stop-Motion Animations
Ray Guns By Mikael Haye
Speaker Demo With the Explainers
Cinema Arts: The Way Things Go
Webcast Studio, Central Corridor
Ghost Horse By Michael Brown
Ship in a Barrel By Benjamin Perkins Burke
Eating My Cake and Having It Too By Benjamin Cowden
Tipsy By Nemo Gould
Cheek-to-Cheek By Bernie Lubell
Strobe Flower Lanterns By Shawn Lani and PJ Reptilehouse
Chronophotography By PJ Reptilehouse
The Papercraft of Otherlife Art By David Canavese
East Corridor, Bay Observatory Gallery
A History of the Sky By Ken Murphy
Plus many, many Exploratorium exhibits!
Please note that most of our event venues are intimate spaces with limited capacity. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so plan your evening accordingly. Cocktails are available all night in the SeaGlass Restaurant (http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/restaurant-cafe
). Cash only at the bars; credit cards accepted at the restaurant.
Adults Only (18+)
$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members
Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.
Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic—from music to sex to electricity— but all include a cash bar and film screenings, plus an opportunity to play with our hundreds of hands-on exhibits. Join us and mingle with inventive scientists, artists, musicians, programmers, and designers. Enjoy live performances, provocative films, interesting music, cutting-edge technology, unexpected extravaganzas, and more, depending on each evening's lineup. Leave the kids at home and meet friends or take a date. Where else can you find an intellectually stimulating playground for adults?www.exploratorium.edu/afterdark