The Exploratorium’s location on a major civic promenade has inspired Over the Water, an annual program of large-scale temporary artworks for the public space.
The Exploratorium’s Artist-in-Residence Program works with individuals and artist groups who are drawn to collaboration, interested in interdisciplinary dialogue, and open to developing new working methods. While the museum allows room for variance, residencies typically unfold over two years and include both an exploratory and project-development phase.
The Cinema Arts Program is regularly active Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons but also extends to partnering with our galleries and community partners year-round. Our collection of films and events offer a rich resource for public audiences, and also provide an important research collection for both our teaching programs and exhibit development teams.
Located in our West Gallery, this 800-square-foot gallery space features controlled light and sound for media installations and special exhibitions.