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This is not your average art book. Brought to you by the Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio, The Art of Tinkering is an unprecedented celebration of what it means to tinker: to take things apart, explore tools and materials, and build wondrous, wild art that's part science and part technology. Join 150+ makers as they share the stories behind their beautiful and bold work--and learn a few lessons in tinkering yourself.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: November 7, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:50
Take a good look around: The ho-hum spots you inhabit every day are actually secret laboratories full of fascinating and eye-popping amazement—from the instant you wake up to the time you nod off at night! Discover these awe-inspiring scientific playgrounds with Exploralab—the hands-on, action-packed activity guide from the world's most beloved and fun-filled laboratory, the Exploratorium, in San Francisco. Exploralab contains tons of way-cool tools of inquiry to help kids get in on the science fun, including: a magnifier, reflective paper, fabric swatches, an eraseable whiteboard, textured paper, a spinning disc, polarizing filters, colored acetate sheets, and glow-in-the-dark ink!

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: September 25, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:26:22
Exploratorium film by Lynn Rosen and Steve Giordano for KVOS-TV, Bellingham, Washington, 1974

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: August 16, 2013
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): History
Running Time:
00:05:21
Catch a sneak peak of our new nine-acre campus at Piers 15/17 with Building Operations Manager Chuck Mignacco. Learn about features of the building that will help us achieve our goal of becoming the largest net-zero energy use museum in the United States. Come see for yourself—doors open at Pier 15 on April 17, 2013.

Project: Exploratorium at the Piers | Browse All

Date: February 6, 2013
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:58
Exhibit Developer Jessica Strick gives us the run-down on how the Exploratorium’s shop keeps humming.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: February 6, 2013
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science
Running Time:
00:45:00
In today's webcast, Exploratorium hosts Ron Hipschman and Robyn Higdon will look at the tools and technology on the robotic arm of the Mars rover, Curiosity. What are some of the scientific instruments and capabilities of NASA's newest rover on Mars?

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 12, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
02:50
Josh Short from the Cardboard Institute of Technology walks us through their latest installation, Subterrain, on the Exploratorium floor!

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: March 16, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
03:45
The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles, California, is an encyclopedic museum holding many splendid, unique, and puzzling treasures. It's a carnival of delights and ideas, many of them outside of the commonly held canons of fact and accomplishment. It slips around the question, 'is it real?', refusing to pit fact against fiction or art against data, instead weaving it all together into something more mysterious and joyful. In this first of two segments on the museum, curator David Wilson welcomes us into his worlds of inspiration, and parts the curtain to reveal how this impossible place indeed exists.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: December 19, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
04:00
The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles, California, is an encyclopedic museum holding many splendid, unique, and puzzling treasures. It's a carnival of delights and ideas, many of them outside of the commonly held canons of fact and accomplishment. It slips around the question, 'is it real?', refusing to pit fact against fiction or art against data, instead weaving it all together into something more mysterious and joyful. In this second of two segments on the museum, curator David Wilson welcomes us into his worlds of inspiration, and parts the curtain to reveal how this impossible place indeed exists.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: December 19, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
00:04:23
Ken Murphy, creator of A History of the Sky— a time-lapse visualization that will span an entire year—talks about his project during the After Dark event, Resolution.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: January 7, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, Astronomy/Space Science