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The museum was founded in 1969 by physicist Frank Oppenheimer. For 44 years, it lived at the Palace of Fine Arts, a Greco-Roman-style campus near the Presidio. But in 2013, the museum and its 600-plus in-house-built science exhibits relo- cated to a gleaming new building at Pier 15. Designed by EHDD, the same architects behind the Lands End Lookout, it’s all warehouse rafters and lots of windows, with nighttime views of illuminated Financial District towers. After Dark is organized around a monthly theme.

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