Self, Made: Exploring you in a World of We

  • Presented By: Exploratorium
  • Dates: May 23, 2019 - September 1, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Exploratorium
  • Address:
    Pier 15
    San Francisco, CA 94111-1456
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: See website

Have you ever wondered what makes you you? Explore the many converging facets of identity on this journey to the center of the self.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Are your cells “you”—and are they still you if they live on long after your death? Can a change of costume change your way of thinking? Question your assumptions, weigh your psychic baggage, and dare yourself to try on a new persona as you explore both self and society.

This bold yet playful exhibition features dozens of new interactives, artifacts, and artworks, including the costumes worn by Shuri and T'Challa in Marvel’s Black Panther and work by Kehinde Wiley, painter of the official White House portrait of Barack Obama.

With Self, Made plus our 650+ hands-on exhibits, there’s more than ever to explore this summer.


“Self, Made is much more than another interesting science exhibition. It is an ethical project to provide visitors with a range of tools to better understand and grapple with the most complicated aspects of identity, from how we negotiate our relationships to gender to the ways we perceive and respond to race, disability, or sexuality.” – Dr. Ramzi Fawaz