Experience devilishly different, Halloween-inspired Cinema Arts events at the Exploratorium this October. They're part of their unique, ongoing Cinema Arts programming, which bridges art and science through projection, performance, and unexpected pleasures.

Visible Spectres: NEW Black Box Experience
Can you see ghosts? Transport yourself back to San Francisco’s 1915 World’s Fair for an immersive, ethereal, reality-suspending cinema experience. Created in collaboration with experimental filmmaker Kerry Laitala, this event honors the Fair’s centennial.
October 1—November 1

After Dark: Cinema Arts | Raising Spirits
Watch classic animations while listening to accordionist Rob Reich play along, breathing new life into early Hollywood films through a partially improvised soundtrack, and setting the mood for Halloween mischief.
Thursday, October 29 • 7:30 p.m. • Ages 18+ | Buy Tickets

Saturday Cinema: Spooky Celluloid
Experience the classics with your kids as Felix the Cat, Betty Boop, and creepy characters appear on the screen in stories filled with fright and delight.
Saturday, October 31 • 1, 2 & 3 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Don’t forget to visit the Tactile Dome
Enter if you dare! Do you have what it takes to enter total darkness for a hands-on adventure through Exploratorium's world-famous Tactile Dome? Crawl, slide, and bump through our pitch-black Dome using your sense of touch as your only guide. Special evening hours are available; reservations are required.

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