Museum Hours
Thu: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Contemporary Art

teamLab: Sketch Ocean

Jul 23, 2021 – Feb 28, 2022
Shriram Learning Center

At teamLab: Sketch Ocean, your drawing comes to life.

As part of your experience of the major exhibition teamLab: Continuity, be sure to visit the Shriram Experiential Learning Center to participate in teamLab: Sketch Ocean, a collaborative artwork that builds over time.

Color in your own sea creature, then watch as it joins with others swimming around the room’s walls; teamLab’s technology animates your drawing and adds it to teamLab: Sketch Ocean. You can also interact with the fish as they swim around you and “feed” them from a virtual bag of fish food.

Your fish may even swim out of the learning center and into teamLab: Continuity on the other side of the museum, or it might make its way through the oceans to become part of other teamLab artworks in Shanghai or Tokyo. And you might see a tuna drawn by someone on the other side of the world appear right in front of you, gliding through teamLab: Sketch Ocean

Art collective teamLab, founded in Tokyo in 2001, is a group of animators, architects, artists, engineers, mathematicians and programmers who seek to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, design and the natural world.


Image: teamLab: Sketch Ocean, 2020–present, by teamLab (Japanese, est. 2001). Interactive digital installation. Sound by Hideaki Takahashi (Japanese, b. 1967). © teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery. 

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Included with general admission and teamLab: Continuity tickets. Reserve your timed tickets today.

Organizers & Sponsors

Sketch Ocean is supported by Tania and Michael Stepanian and W. Bradley Electric, Inc. Programming in the Shriram Experiential Learning Center is supported by the Dhanam Foundation.