Exploratorium After Dark: Figuring
Thursday, September 3, 6:00-10:00PM,
and the first Thursday of each month
Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco, 415-528-4444
$15, 18 and over
After Dark: Figuring
Math is the language, tool, and way of thinking that we all use - sometimes without even realizing it - to study quantity, structure, relationships between things, pattern, and change. Before Euler came along and invented all the notations we think of as mathematical symbols, math was mostly done with words and, occasionally, pictures.
At the Exploratorium, we mostly do math with exhibits - and we’re always inventing new ones. On Thursday, September 3, we roll out some of our newest creations to show you math isn’t all like that high-school algebra class. Join us and witness some of the simplicity, beauty, and elegance that make your mathematically inclined friends foam at the mouth and reveal some surprising ways that you can see mathematics everywhere.
Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, Exploratorium's 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.