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Construction at the Exploratorium's new home on the Embarcadero began in October 2010. Over a three day span in November 2010, the existing non-historic connector building on the east end of Piers 15 and 17 was demolished, revealing for the first time in 55 years a view out to the Bay.

Project: Exploratorium at the Piers | Browse All

Date: February 4, 2011
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
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00:04:07
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
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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
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00:05:26
The ground under our San Franciscan feet is constantly on the move. Join Exploratorium educator Ken Finn as we visit some spots around town where exposed rocks reveal the tale of an active earth.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: January 12, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology
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00:05:00
Join musician Karen Stackpole as she illuminates the science, history, and construction of gongs, tam-tams, and metallophones. In her studio, we learn how gongs are made by using heat, cold water, and a tempering process. Karen also discusses contemporary uses of gongs and some of her current work.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: December 22, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Art
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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,
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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
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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
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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