Exploratorium After Dark: Sexploration – 02.04.10

by Eric on February 3, 2010

February 4, 2010
6:00 pmto10:00 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.


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