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2007 California State Yo-Yo Championships

For Immediate Release:
September 01, 2007

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2007 California State Yo-Yo Championships

Saturday, September 8, 2007

All wound up with nothing to do? Swing by the Exploratorium on September 8th, beginning at 10am, for the 2007 California State Yo-Yo Championships. Meet National and World Yo-Yo Champions. See and learn amazing tricks, like "Atom Smasher," "Boingy Boingy," and "Walk the Dog." This event is included in the price of admission to the Exploratorium. Registration is open to the public and begins at 10:00 am. Winners will qualify for next year's regional tournament. For more information, go to www.calstateyoyo.com .

In keeping with California’s rich Yo-Yo heritage, this competition promises to be one of the best venues to witness all that is yo-yo. Be sure to stick around for scientific and educational demonstrations, as well as the main attraction: the freestyle divisions, where players take to the stage and perform a synchronized 3-minute routine set to music. This event is sanctioned by the American Yo-Yo Association. Winners will qualify for next year's regional tournament. To learn more, visit the American Yo-Yo Association's website at www.ayya.net

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Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

$29 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.

Getting Here
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.

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