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Randall Museum 199 Museum map San Francisco Castro/ Noe Valley
Saturdays, 10:15 a.m.
Many of us remember coming home from our elementary schools with freshly glazed pinchpots, cups, or whatever else our young imaginations could conjure up. Saturday mornings at the Randall Museum can bring that memory back, or create a new one for the youngsters. Ceramics make great gifts — especially on More
California Academy of Sciences 55 Music Concourse map San Francisco Richmond (Inner)
Ongoing
In ancient Rome, the god of fertility was honored in February, with ceremonial love lotteries and mock-floggings with a bloody goatskin. Even those are a pale reflection of truly bizarre courtships that unfold in the natural world. For example, the common garden snail is a hermaphrodite that carries both sets More
California Academy of Sciences 55 Music Concourse map San Francisco Richmond (Inner)
Thursdays, 6-10 p.m.
It doesn't get more sophisticated than a cocktail in one hand and no children in sight. Add some jellyfish, dim lights, and a second cocktail in the other hand and you've got NightLife at the Academy of Sciences held every Thursday night from 6-10 p.m. The evening caters specifically to More
Exploratorium Pier 15 map San Francisco Embarcadero
Fourth Thursday of every month, 8 p.m. and Fourth Sunday of every month, 11 a.m., 2 & 3:30 p.m.
The Full-Spectrum Science series with Ron Hipschman blasts visitors into an interactive learning experience on the fourth Thursday and Sunday of every month. The Exploratorium has received praise for its "eccentrically original" exhibits since its 1969 inception, emphasizing a playful approach that makes learning a lot less scary, a little More
de Young Museum 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive map San Francisco Sunset (Inner)
Thu., May 24, 6-9:30 p.m.
How is the design process being changed by technological innovation? How is form being shaped by emergent tools and materials? What is the place of design in shaping human experience? Doors open at 6 pm for viewing of the special exhibition Cult of the Machine. At 7 pm, the conversation More
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 16
This mesmerizing light installation features a suspended grid of hundreds of incandescent bulbs whose filaments have been replaced by custom LEDs. Visitors can step inside the work to experience the flickering patterns and angled image plane from different perspectives. More
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 16
Featuring contemporary works from SFMOMA’s collection in a wide range of media, this exhibition explores modes of communication and reflects on our charged political, social and environmental climate. More
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 16
Bringing together Akomfrah’s immersive multi-channel video installation with a sublime painting by Turner, this presentation encompasses the cruelty of the whaling industry, the slave trade and the plight of refugees and migrants. More
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 23
This installation showcases 32 unique photographic collages made in collaboration with the people of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, presented in a newly dedicated space for recent contemporary photography acquisitions in the Pritzker Center for Photography. More
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through June 10
Presenting historical and contemporary works by Paul Fusco, Rein Jelle Terpstra and Philippe Parreno together in dialogue, this powerful, multidisciplinary exhibition sheds new light on the journey of Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral train from New York City to Arlington National Cemetery on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. More
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 23
This exhibition explores the complex nature of identity through photographic portraits of the self, family, lovers, friends and strangers made from the 19th century to the present, including work by Cindy Sherman, Yasumasa Morimura and Gillian Wearing, among others. More
Tuesdays-Saturdays
This bilingual exhibit follows the course of Chinese-American immigration from the 19th century to today via photographs, artifacts, and historical narratives. More
San Francisco Botanical Garden Martin Luther King Jr. map San Francisco Sunset (Inner)
First and Third Sunday of every month, 10:30 a.m.
Kids aged 4 to 8 are encouraged to sit back and hear stories about nature and science. More
Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin map San Francisco Hayes Valley/ Tenderloin
Tuesdays-Sundays
More than 2,500 objects from the museum's permanent collection explore the major cultures of Asia. More
Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Letters selected from the center's archives that detail the harrowing danger of living in Nazi-occupied Europe. More
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