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Exploratorium is hosting three (online) LGBTQ ‘After Dark’ events for Pride in June

Exploratorium is hosting three (online) LGBTQ ‘After Dark’ events for Pride in June
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By Joe Kukura - Published on May 27, 2021.

SF’s Embarcadero waterfront science museum The Exploratorium will not be open until July 1, which is after June’s Pride month celebrations. But the according to KQED, Exploratorium has three Pride-themed Thursday night After Dark events lined up throughout the month of June 2021.   

Here’s a look at the three LGBTQ-themed After Dark events scheduled at the Exploratorium in June. All of these events are free to watch online from 7-8 p.m. PT on the Exploratorium’s Youtube and Facebook Live channels.


Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 500 Queer Scientists

The professional organization 500 Queer Scientists is working on an upcoming exhibit intended to “to tell the first-person stories of LGBTQ+ women and gender minorities STEM professions, centering people of color,” which participants Dana Bolles and Dr. Jessica Esquivel will discuss.


Thursday, June 10, 2021 - Queering the Future

Dr. Jason Tester of the organization Queer the Future will speak to how climate change disproportionately affects the LGBTQ community, and transversely, how that community is well-equipped to fight it.


Thursday, June 24, 2021 - Pride

This lineup frankly seems in flux, as its online decription says “we’ll hear from artists, historians, and thinkers whose work centers self-affirmation, freedom of expression, and the essential need for representation. And don’t miss learning about San Francisco’s impact on LGBTQ+ culture, history, and liberation.”


The Exploratorium will fully reopen the following Thursday, July 1, and a Reopening Night! After Dark event will start that evening at the standard 6 p.m. start time.