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Pier 15 Embarcadero at Green St, San Francisco, California 94111
July is National Ice Cream Month, and we're celebrating with an AFTER DARK to feed your curiosity! Get the scoop on ice cream chemistry with Dr. Maya Warren at Pairings, and enjoy more ice cream-themed activities all night long!
→Pairings: Ice Cream
7:00 p.m. | Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6
Learn to make your own ice cream with Chef Jerrel KeyAuthor and Exploratorium Senior Scientist Julie Yu. Then get a grown-up dose of history with house mixologist Clay Reynold—he'll cover floats (boozy and not) and the history behind the soda jerks of the 1940s and 1950s.
Please note: To reserve a seat and something to eat, pick up free tickets onsite at the Observatory starting at 6pm. Seating and tastings are limited to 140.
→The Science of Ice Cream
7:30 p.m. | Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6
Join Dr. Maya Warren for a tasty tour of ice creams past and present—learn about the microstructure of ice cream and how structure affects the behavioral properties of all kinds of frozen aerated desserts, as well as the history of ice cream and how innovation is changing the ice cream game.
// ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING—NO TICKET REQUIRED:
→Human-Powered Ice Cream Maker
6:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. | Gallery 4 Explainer Station
Work for your dessert: Join Amelia Chen in mixing the ingredients and shake-shake-shaking the mixture into cold and decadent ice cream. Celebrate your efforts with samples of the homemade stuff.
→Ice Cream Up Close
6:30–9:30 p.m. | Gallery 4, Bio Bar
What's in your cone? Get the scoop on what's inside your ice cream with Exploratorium staff scientist Denise King. She'll give quick tours of your frozen treat on a microscopic level—before it melts!
Free for AFTER DARK members
10% off online presale tickets before 5pm on Thursdays