|February 4, 2010|
|6:00 pm||to||10:00 pm|
Valentine’s Day comes a little early as the Exploratorium gets Cinemax’d up and becomes the Sexploratorium for this month’s After Dark program.
Join Bonk author Mary Roach for a “droll journey through understandings and misunderstandings about our sexual parts, their relationship to our minds, and scientific techniques for studying them.” Doesn’t everyone want to hear a droll discussion of matters sexual? Come on guys, work with me here!
Here’s the rundown on the night’s events:
- Mary Roach, author of the bestselling Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, who will take us on a droll journey through understandings and misunderstandings about our sexual parts, their relationship to our minds, and scientific techniques for studying them.
- Project Inform Evening of Hope: A Night of Life-Saving Fashion
Condom Couture Fashion Show
Models will strut their stuff in fetching dresses fabricated from hundreds of condoms
- Flower dissection
- Sea urchin fertilization
- A discussion about the female feline reproductive system
- Bull testicle dissection
- DNA extraction
- Take-apart sex toysFilms and Projections
- Love Life of the Octopus (1965, 12 min.)
- Sexual Encounters of the Floral Kind (1983, 55 min.)
- Live sperm
- Sea urchin fertilizationExhibits
- Love Nest: Take a peek inside a dollhouse that’s home to amorous insects
- Pollination Partners: Explore flowers and the pollinators they attract
- Sense Appeal: Tease apart your sense of smell and your sight in terms of attraction
- Sperm to Scale: Discover which organisms have the largest sperm size to body ratio and what impact this has on the organisms
- Blown-Up Sperm: Check out fish, chicken, dog, and, lizard sperm. When these animals grow up they don’t look like humans; why does their sperm look so much like ours?
After Dark opens at 6pm and runs until 10. Cash bar opens at 6pm. Admission is $15 or free to members. The Exploratorium is located in the Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon Street in San Francisco.