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Twenty-seven miles beyond the Golden Gate, the craggy Farallon Islands have been home to fur-seal hunters from Russia, a gold-rush-era egg business, and even a nuclear waste dump. Today theyíre home to 250,000 sea birds, not to mention seals, sea lions, whales, and sharks. What makes these stark-looking islands so attractive to wildlife?

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: January 26, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:03:21
This After Dark event, which explored the science behind slowing down, included artist Joe Mangrum, who created a sand mandala on the floor of the museum. In this timelapse video, shot over 8 hours, you can see the full arc of the work.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: January 20, 2011
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:53:38
Open Make is a monthly program at the Exploratorium, in collaboration with Make Magazine and Pixar Animation Studios, to highlight the tools, techniques, and ingenuity of local makers. Makers from the Bay Area will be highlighted to share their work with the public, and Dale Dougherty, founder and editor of Make Magazine will interview Featured Makers in the McBean theater. This month's program will feature makers including Lani Smoot, Shawn Lani, Virginia Fleck, and Shih Chieh Huang.

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: January 15, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:40
This After Dark event got the holiday season off to a sweet start, presenting art, science, and history related to sugar.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: December 10, 2010
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, general science,
Running Time:
00:05:49
The High School Explainer Program is one of the most exciting programs at the Exploratorium. It focuses on high school--aged students in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world.

Project: Explainer Perspectives | Browse All

Date: December 10, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:06:18
If you sink it, they will come. Thatís what Exploratorium biologist Karen Kalumuck learned when she decided to experiment by submerging PVC plates under the piers at Marina Harbor. In this program, you'll meet the bizarre aquatic life forms that inhabit our Bay.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: December 8, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
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San Francisco's meteorological landscape is as unique as its social landscape. Tune in as we investigate why our city has many microclimates.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: December 8, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:01:04
See how patterns of light change throughout the day at Chaco, and hear G.B. Cornucopia and Shelly Valdez share their impressions of the phenomena of light cycles in Chaco Canyon.

Project: Ancient Observatories: Chaco Canyon | Browse All

Date: December 2, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
04:00
Gerd Mairandres, Head of the Wig and Make-Up Department at the San Francisco Opera for over 30 years, takes us backstage before a performance of Madama Butterfly to share his passion for wigs and makeup and his enduring love of opera.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: November 20, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s):
Running Time:
04:30
In this show, we explore the Outdoor Exploratorium project, a collection of exhibits that enhance a unique and iconic landscape on the edge of San Francisco Bay. We hear from Exploratorium exhibit developers Shawn Lani and Steve Gennrich, who reflect on the challenges and rewards of going outside the walls of the museum--and way outside of their familiar ways of working--to successfully bring exhibits into the open air.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: November 6, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): outdoor