Tickets to the live demonstration are now sold out.

YBCA has accommodated as many people on the event wait list as possible. For those who are still interested in attending, walk-up tickets will be available starting at 8:00PM on Friday. Walk-up tickets will be $20, and cannot be purchased online or via telephone. YBCA reserves the right to stop selling tickets if/when venue is at full capacity.

YBCA will also stream the entire demonstration on Facebook Live. Tune in!

Sachs reminds us how wonderful and challenging the momentous can be. –John Wilkins, KQED

In this marathon six-hour live demonstration, Tom Sachs’ crew of astronauts will deploy all available space program systems in hopes of a safe landing on Jupiter’s moon Europa, including the Landing Excursion Module (LEM), special effects, surveillance monitors, and other tools and sculptural devices. In the course of collecting samples and performing experiments, the astronauts will drill into Europa’s icy crust in hopes of finding liquid water below. Who knows what might be living in the oceans of Europa? Perhaps some of its aquatic life may serve as a viable source of food for future Europa colonizers.

Following the mission to Europa, the audience will be invited to observe a formal Japanese tea ceremony before the astronauts embark on their long journey back home to Earth.

Ticket holders will view the landing and demonstration through live feeds in Mission Control, as well as other viewing stations throughout YBCA. Limited seating will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Public interest is expected to exceed capacity. Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged.

Due to the length of this demonstration, ticket holders will have reentry privileges.


Regular Admission: $20 in advance / $25 at the door

Student, Senior, Teacher: $18 in advance / $20 at the door
Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787.

YBCA Members

Individual level and above: $16

All Access and Curatorial Circle: Free

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Special thanks to the Space Program: Europa Host Committee: David and Carla Crane, Alan and Elizabeth Dye, Rekha Patel, Mark and Alison Pincus, Alan and Rebecca Ross, and Jeff Whipps and Susan Greenleaf.

Space Program: Europa is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.

United Airlines is the Official Airline of Space Program: Europa.

Additional Support for Space Program: Europa provided by:

Lead Image: Tom Sachs, Space Program: Europa, live demonstration, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, September 17, 2016. Photographs by Joshua White/ Courtesy Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.