Join us this June, July, and August when the Exploratorium is open every day—and until 10 p.m. on Fridays (all ages). 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.
Come ooooo and ahhhh at the science behind these big booms! Where do fireworks come from? Who invented them? What causes their beautiful colors, and how do the bursting shells create such different patterns? Join us for some real illumination, and learn the difference between a jerb and a lance.
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.