Illuminating scientific exploration through artistic expression and shared experiences

MAX lands in San Francisco with an exciting array of live arts exploring the new space age, May 16-18.  At our venues citywide enjoy groundbreaking performances and installations created by world class artists and artist-engineers.  Get your festival pass now to ensure you have a place at our phenomenal immersive experiences.

Then, join us in Carnegie Hall to celebrate the moon landings on July 16 and 20 with We Chose to Go to the Moon featuring multimedia and music that takes you to the moon with Apollo 11.

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MAX 2019: A Space Festival
 MAX Festival
Join MAX at the Intersection of Art and Science We are proud to announce that in our first year we will be presenting world-class artists, scientists, and artist-engineers in some ...
May 16 - May 18 , 2019
San Francisco, California
We Choose to Go to the Moon
 MAX Live Arts
Join us at Carnegie Hall for a multimedia celebration of the moon landings 50th Anniversary. On Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary – a multimedia musical experience that redefines how stories are told ...
July 16 & July 20 , 2019
New York, New York
Neuroverse 2021
 MAX Festival
Join us in 2021 for an international group of artists, scientists, influencers and machines  MAX Neuroverse 2021 explores AI, neuroscience, and neural pathways in their multiple forms. A festival of work that ...
Date - TBA
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 Space Festival
Heisenberg
Heisenberg is a large-group augmented reality game exploring uncertainty...
May 16 & May 18 , 2019
Exploratorium - San Francisco
 Space Festival
Kronos Eclipse
San Francisco’s Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet has a gravitational force,...
May 17 , 2019
Exploratorium - San Francisco
 Space Festival
The Outer Space
A couple buys an old spaceship to leave behind an overcrowded Earth in a...
May 17 & May 18 , 2019
Z Space - San Francisco
 Space Festival
Living/Distance
Xin Liu's sculpted avatar comes to life in space and dances through the ...
May 16 & May 18 , 2019
Exploratorium - San Francisco
 Space Festival
The Overview Effect by Lynn Rosen
Dueling launches by competing space companies, each on a quest for Mars,...
May 16 , 2019
San Francisco Playhouse - San Francisco
 Space Festival
Spacewoman of the Underground
Christine Zuercher attempts to dig a hole to the other side of the plane...
May 16 & May 18 , 2019
Exploratorium - San Francisco
 Space Festival
Star Stories
Lakota youth from South Dakota’s Rosebud Sioux Reservation collaborate w...
May 17 & May 18 , 2019
California Academy of Sciences - San Francisco
 Space Festival
Speech Cancelling Headphones
An artifact from the near-future where technology literally manipulates ...
May 17 & May 18 , 2019
Z Space -
 Space Festival
Extraterrestrial – A Drag Invasion
Alert, alert! San Francisco is being invaded May 17 at 10PM by otherworl...
May 17 , 2019
Z Space - San Francisco
 Space Festival
Pas De Deux: Robots as Our Partners
A Pas De Deux like you have never seen before where a dancer-choreograph...
May 16 & May 18 , 2019
Exploratorium - San Francisco
 Space Festival
Outta this World Poetry Slam
MAX has partnered with the renowned Youth Speaks to bring together hundr...
May 17 , 2019
California Academy of Sciences - San Francisco
 Space Festival
Universal Threads
Take fashion into the 4th dimension! Watch these celestial looks come t...
May 17 & May 18 , 2019
Z Space - San Francisco
 Space Festival
Intergalactic Travel Bureau
Plan your vacation to Mars! or why not a SuperNova? The Intergalactic T...
May 16 & May 18 , 2019
Exploratorium - San Francisco
 Event Series
Star Stories, The Podcast
Young sound engineer-artists from the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Franci...
May 17 , 2019
California Academy of Sciences - San Francisco
 Space Festival
Space Travel Sci-Fi Style
Space Travel, Sci-Fi Style A playful talk where we’ll watch clips fro...
May 16 & May 18 , 2019
Exploratorium - San Francisco
 Space Festival
Mapping Microbes: The Search for E.T
How are microbes, organisms that live on and in us, the key to finding e...
May 17 , 2019
California Academy of Sciences - San Francisco
 Event Series
Mission Art
Pre-festival event (February 22 & 23, Houston, TX) How many people ...
February 22 , 2019
Z Space - Houston
 Space Festival
MAXchats – a convening of performers, artists and scientists
MAX collaborators chat about the art of collaborating between discipline...
May 18 , 2019
Z Space - San Francisco
 Event Series
We Chose to Go to the Moon: Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary
The Challenge to Reach the Moon. We Chose to Go to the Moon: Apollo 11'...
July 16 & July 20 , 2019
Carnegie Hall - New York
 Space Festival
The Final Frontier
Festival Closing Night: The Final Frontier and The After Party of the Un...
May 18 , 2019
Z Space - San Francisco

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