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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.

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Date: November 7, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science
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Plankton Populations is an exhibit at the Exploratorium that gives museum visitors both a global and microscopic view of the oceans' plankton, with social, open-ended interaction. The exhibit is an adaptation of a model created by scientists at MIT’s Darwin Project, which allows researchers to test how plankton respond to different environmental conditions, such as climate change.

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Date: October 10, 2013
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
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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!

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Date: September 25, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
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Are the stripes spinning . . . or are you? Exploratorium exhibit "Silage Beach," by Artist-in-Residence Mowry Baden. When a moving scene dominates your field of view, you almost always perceive yourself as moving and the scene as stationary. You assume that you must be moving because in normal, everyday life, you move through the landscape–it doesn't move past you. Come play at the Exploratorium! Now open at Pier 15 in San Francisco.

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Date: September 4, 2013
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science
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Find your rhythm. Come play at the Exploratorium! Now open at Pier 15 in San Francisco.

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Date: July 31, 2013
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, General Science
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Two different views–one for each eye–create a 3-D image. Like your own two eyes, the two video cameras atop the screen are separated by a short distance. Both views are projected simultaneously onto the screen. Come play at the Exploratorium! Now open at Pier 15 in San Francisco.

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Date: July 11, 2013
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science
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Join JoAnne Hewett, a theoretical physicist from the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and Maria Spiropulu, a Caltech experimental physicist working at CERN, who came to the Exploratorium to speak with us about the implications of the Higgs discovery.

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Date: July 2, 2013
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science
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This buoy will be anchored near the Exploratorium for six months, monitoring the acid levels of the bay and transmitting data to NOAA via satellite. This research will give NOAA scientists a better understanding of how the rising acid levels in the ocean are affecting very diverse things such as fish behavior, larvae development, and even plankton.

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Date: May 22, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): life science/biology
Running Time:
00:03:20
As part of the festivities in honor of the Exploratorium's opening at Pier 15, Obscura Digital, internationally recognized creative technology innovators, transformed the historic façade of Pier 15 into a spectacular, interactive odyssey through micro and macro phenomena on multiple time scales.

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Date: May 22, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
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Homegrown, handmade and hands-on, there’s no place in the world like the Exploratorium. Now that we’re open at Pier 15, there’s more to explore than ever before.

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Date: May 13, 2013
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science