After Dark: Dark Matter

April 28, 2022, 6:00 pm -
10:00 pm

How does our understanding of the origins of the universe continue to expand and evolve? What tools and theories continue to push our understanding into further realms?

At After Dark: Dark Matter, we’ll hear from scientists and leaders whose work is at the forefront of cosmology and essential to forming and informing humans’ deepening grasp of the science of the universe. In particular, we’ll learn about dark matter, a mysterious and invisible substance that scientists have yet to observe but assume accounts for nearly five times as much of the universe as ordinary matter.

Please visit the Museum Discount Page for full details on how to redeem a $5 discount for admission to the Exploratorium.

Please note: After Dark at the Exploratorium is open to adults ages 18+.

Venue / Location

Pier 15
San Francisco,

COVID Information for this event

This Bay Area Science Festival event is an indoor event that is following the county guidelines of San Francisco County. Please also note in the event any guidelines shift, the link below will always have accurate information.

Event Hosts

The Exploratorium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit museum, a professional development home for teachers, and a global exhibit-design trailblazer with a mission to transform learning.

COVID Safety

The Bay Area Science Festival will manage all in-person events with the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, hosts, exhibitors, and guests in mind. In response to COVID-19, we will be implementing public health requirements for all event hosts and attendees in accordance with local and state guidelines in order to celebrate science safely throughout the Bay Area. 

The Bay Area Science Festival encourages you to get vaccinated, wear a mask and practice social distancing. Be sure to check back for updated and more detailed COVID safety information prior to attending.

Thank You for Supporting BASF

We strive to make all Bay Area Science Festival events free, when possible. To produce the Festival, we must annually raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. Every donation helps us make this important work possible.

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