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After Dark: From the Farm

explO farmEverything you eat comes from somewhere and in many cases, since California is the biggest producer of agriculture in the United States, that somewhere isn’t so far away. From livestock to grapes, come learn some of the science involved in growing the world’s food. And don’t forget to taste the bounty at our science-of-food program, Pairings.

This program is made possible with generous support from Real California Milk.

Be sure to catch...

Water: The Most Important Ingredient With Paul Dancstep
7:00 p.m.  | Bechtel Gallery 3, Wattis Webcast Studio

Everything we eat was once a living organism largely composed of water, and many of the ways we cook rely on the properties of water. Join Paul Dancstep for a look at how one of the best ways to understand our food is to ask, "How does this look from the perspective of a water molecule?"

Pairings:  Cheese With Clay Reynolds, Loretta Keller, Julie Yu, and Monika Fischer
7:00 p.m.  | Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6 
Note: To reserve a seat and something to eat, pick up free tickets onsite at the Observatory starting at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited to 120.

Say “Cheese!” From crumbly to oozy, bleu to bloom-rinded, taste the flavors and the science behind crackers’ best friend including cooking techniques, recipes, and the microbial interactions that make cheeses so tasty.


Alemany Farm
6:30-9:30 p.m.  | Gallery 2

Farms? In San Francisco? (Moooo!) Sure thing: Stop and chat with the people of Alemany Farm, a San Francisco urban farm working for economic and environmental justice hear about their educational programs, volunteer opportunities, and how they’re giving all their crops away for free. 

Ask a Master Gardener
6:30-"9:30 p.m.  | Gallery 2

Need help with your garden?  Have a pest problem? Curious about what will grow well in your region? ​Ask a UC Master Gardener these volunteers are trained and certified by the University of California to provide community service and educational outreach, helping home gardeners and community organizations garden sustainably and create a healthy environment.

Seed Library
Bay Area Seed Interchange Library

6:30-9:30 p.m.  | Gallery 2

Grow something beautiful or nutritious, or both with seeds from the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL). Seed libraries offer education and free organic seeds to the public. Even better, return some seeds at the end of the growing season to make the system self-sustaining. 

The Science of Flavor: California Cheese Tasting 
With Nicole Easterday and Real California Milk
6:30-"9:30 p.m.  | Gallery 4

Try a taste of the Golden State sample delicious California cheeses with Real California Milk and learn the science behind the flavor in every bite. Chat with California cheese science expert and educator Nicole Easterday to gain some insight into the flavor profiles of California cheeses and learn to pair wines with each sample. Taste the power of California dairy! 


Lose yourself in thought-provoking programs and mind-bending experiences at adults-only After Dark Thursdays including more than 650 interactive exhibits exploring perception, art, and science. Grab some friends, stash your stuff in our musical lockers, get a drink at one of our pop-up bars or food at Seaglass Restaurant, and start exploring. You may find that things look different after dark.

Thursday, 11/14/19


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19.95 door, General members $14.95 AD members free

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Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: (415) 528-4444
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