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This event ended May 17, 2012
Keep in mind: this activity is in San Francisco
Cal Academy Nightlife
Nightlife
Art of Illusion NightLife
Where
The Cal Academy of Sciences
Neighborhood
Golden Gate Park
When
Thu, May 17
Price
$12

Take a closer look at how people and animals create illusion—from special effects to art and camouflage. Check out a pop-up exhibit by local artist Thom Nguyen, whose work transforms under varied light sources. Meet the Academy’s visualization studio team which uses special effects techniques honed in Hollywood to produce scientifically accurate, award-winning content for the planetarium.

Prepare Yourself

"Show up early to get planetarium tickets."

Mark Phanitsiri
Nearby and Noteworthy

"Microbrewery called "Social" on 9th and Irving or wine bar at 7th and Irving called "Inner Fog" are great places to grab a drink before or after."

Abbas Kothari

See how the creative folks at Obscura Digital use technology to create immersive and interactive experiences on any surface. Magician Patrick Martin will host an illustrated talk on how illusions affect the mind, and roam through the museum performing sleight of hand tricks to challenge your sense of reality.

Try your hand at a variety of DIY optical illusions, and don’t miss Academy icythyologist Dave Catania discussing how fish use camouflage and mimicry to survive. Music by Grown Kids Radio with DJ's B Maj, EricBoss, Spinnerty, Cyclyst, Diversify, and Peter West.

55 Music Concourse Dr, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 379-8000
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