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AFTER DARK: Animal Appetites

Event organized by Exploratorium

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Herbivore, carnivore, omnivore: these are just a few of the dietary preferences found in the animal kingdom. From drinking only nectar to devouring a mate, delve into the immense variety of animal dining habits, including our own.

A sample menu may include seeing what’s for lunch inside our Living Systems Lab, exploring the ways different spiders hunt prey, noting how goats approach overgrown backyards, or learning what it’s like to juggle appetites inside a menagerie of wild animals ranging from ocelot to sloth.


Bee Space
With Jennifer Berry
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fine Dining with Goats
With City Grazing
6:00-9:30 p.m.

What the Whale Ate and Least Tern Diets
With Point Blue
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Meals for a Menagerie
With Classroom Safari
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Spider Appetites
With Berkeley Evolab
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Termite Guts and Flesh-Eating Beetles
With Veronica Johnson
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Time-Lapse Decay Video
6:00-10:00 p.m.


Join us for Course 2 of Food: A Four-Course After Dark Program. Through November, explore food, served with tastings, talks, and demonstrations designed to whet your curiosity about cooking and eating in a rapidly changing world. Programs take place over four Thursday nights, and cover topics ranging from kitchen innovations to food security.

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Adults-only (18+)