Join us this June, July, and August when the Exploratorium is open every day—and Thursday (ages 18+) and Friday (all ages) until 10:00 p.m. Our SeaGlass Restaurant and Exploratorium Stores are also open during the expanded summer hours.
Celebrate acclaimed Dutch artist Jansen’s most recently realized Strandbeest creations, a “fossil” hall revealing the evolution of his iterative process and artistic ingenuity, videos featuring the artist discussing his 25-year endeavor, artist’s sketches, and large-scale images by photographer Lena Herzog.
Saturday, July 2, 2016 • 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy these short films inspired by Theo Jansen’s passions and evocative, wind-powered beests. Elemental worlds of evolution, optics, and kinetics are explored through imaginative animations and immersive documentaries.
Experience Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen. On tour for the first time in North America, Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s strandbeests—or “beach animals”—are kinetic sculptures that blur the lines between art, machine, and life.