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AFTER DARK: Cooking Contraptions

Event organized by Exploratorium

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How does food inspire you? Do you find artistic vision in vegetables, or enjoy the science behind sous-vide? Encounter an array of cooking-inspired presentations and gain a deeper understanding of the tools in your kitchen. Play with your food, experiment with modernist inventions, and explore tricks of trompe-l’oeil, automata, and edible art.

Be one of the first patrons of our new Drink Lab, where you can see lively demonstrations of the science and techniques involved in unique drinks also available for purchase.


Join us at 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 a topics ranging from kitchen innovations to food security.