For Immediate Release:
September 18, 2013
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
Exploratorium Engineering Day (Día de la Ingeniería)
Spanish language program in collaboration with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), September 29, 2013
Join the Exploratorium for a family-friendly collaboration with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 5p.m. The first free day at Pier 15, Engineering Day/Día de la Ingeniería is a day of lively, bilingual programs for families and children, exploring and celebrating the contributions engineering makes to our world. Build a toy, control a mini-robot, crash-test a piñata, learn about the Maya calendar, and talk to engineers about the rewarding work they do. This year’s event focuses on the Exploratorium’s new home. Exploratorium staff along with engineers from SHPE and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will be on hand to offer insight into the restoration of Pier 15 and its innovative green energy systems.
Engineering Day is a collaboration between the Exploratorium and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), joined by the American Society of Civil Engineers. SHPE contributes to the lives of Hispanic and Latino communities by empowering them to realize their fullest potential and to have a positive impact in the world through Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics (STEM) awareness, access, support, and development.
The Exploratorium features the following free annual Latino-focused events:
- Mother’s Day/Día de las Madres (Sunday, May 11, 2014)
- Latino Engineering Day —the last Sunday of September (September 28, 2014)
The Exploratorium also offers bilingual programming during the following public events, which are free with Museum admission:
- Halloween for the Family (October 27, 2013)
- Halloween (October 31, 2013)
- Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2014)
- Pi Day (March 14, 2014) (Free all day)
Originally a project of the Exploratorium Community Engagement Program, Engineering Day/Día de la Ingeniería is open to everyone as part of the Exploratorium’s Free Access Program.
The Exploratorium’s Free Access Program includes upcoming free days on:
- Engineering Day/Día de la Ingeniería (September 29, 2013)
- Founder’s Day (October 13, 2013)
- Groundhog Day (February 2, 2014)
- Pi Day (March 14, 2014)
- Mother’s Day/Día de las Madres (May 11, 2014)
Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.
$25 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions.
About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.
Linda Dackman, Public Information Director (415) 528-4363
Leslie Patterson (415) 528-4377
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367