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April Events at the Exploratorium

For Immediate Release:
March 01, 2014

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April Events at the Exploratorium

The following information is for events at the Exploratorium in April 2014. For updates visit our calendar page at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar. Images are available upon request.

Fashion, function and technology mix in interesting new ways at April's After Dark. 

April 3 – After Dark: Wearable Technologies
April 5 – Beyond Film School: Student Shorts Screening & Reception
April 10 – Resonance: Jem Finer - Original Soundtracks #5 and Starfield
April 13 – 2nd Biannual NGSS STEM Conference
April 14 – Exploratorium Open Spring Break
April 15 – Rosetta Mission Webcast (Spanish language webcast)
April 17 – Off the Screen: Joshua Light Show and Moon Duo
April 19 – Explorables: Handmade Science
April 19 – Behind the Screens: Deconstructing the Joshua Light Show
April 24 – Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman: Radioactivity
April 26 – Saturday Cinema: Stop & Go: Made from Scratch
April 27 – Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman: Radioactivity

After Dark: Wearable Technologies
Thursday, April 3, 2014 • 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Experience some of the fascinating and beautiful technologies that help us transcend our physical limitations. Featuring exoskeletons, wearable computers, 3D-printed prosthetics, electronically enhanced couture, and more.

Beyond Film School: Student Shorts Screening & Reception
Saturday, April 5, 2014 • 4:00 p.m.
Both a showcase and a celebration of student filmmaking in the Bay Area, this event in collaboration with the San Francisco Film Society will introduce emerging talents to the local film community and include a juried competition as well as an audience award.

Resonance: Jem Finer - Original Soundtracks #5 and Starfield
Thursday, April 10, 2014 • 7:00 p.m.
Join artist, musician, and composer Jem Finer as he performs "Original Soundtracks #5," which inverts the usual supporting role of the soundtrack, and "Starfield," which is based on the unique spectrum of light frequencies found in every star.

2nd Biannual NGSS STEM Conference
Sunday, April 13, 2014 • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Join the Exploratorium's Teacher Institute for this daylong conference for middle- and high-school science teachers.

Exploratorium Open Spring Break
Monday, April 14, 2014 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m
The Exploratorium will be open on Monday, April 14, 2014.

Rosetta Mission Webcast
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 • 2:00–2:30 p.m.
La sonda espacial Rosetta de la Agencia Espacial Europea despertó de un profundo sueño este enero pasado en preparación para aterrizar en un cometa de nuestro sistema solar – la culminación de un viaje de 10 años por el espacio.

Off the Screen: Joshua Light Show and Moon Duo
Thursday, April 17, 2014 • 7:00 p.m.
The legendary Joshua Light Show combines analog methods such as liquid light gels, overhead projection, and mirrors with new video technology to create an immersive and improvisational environment of light accompanied by the musical group Moon Duo.

Explorables: Handmade Science
Saturday, April 19, 2014 • 11 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Use everyday materials to do Chromatography and make Spectroscopes. All materials provided; take what you make.

Behind the Screens: Deconstructing the Joshua Light Show
Saturday, April 19, 2014 • 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Go behind the scenes to learn the fascinating history and techniques of the legendary Joshua Light Show in this unique, all-day workshop. Includes an introduction by founder Joshua White, demonstrations by their creative team, and opportunities for hands-on experimentation.

Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman: Radioactivity
Thursday, April 24, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. (Adults age 18+ only.)
What's going on inside the nucleus of an atom? Why does it spit out radiation? Did you know that you are exposed to radioactivity every day? Learn the facts about this somewhat controversial topic. 

Saturday Cinema: Stop & Go: Made from Scratch
Saturday, April 26, 2014 • 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Don’t miss the fourth annual Stop & Go show, a traveling series of stop-motion animations curated by Sarah Klein and David Kwan. This year, “Made from Scratch” serves up a variety of delicious impressions on crafting, horticulture, and food.

Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman: Radioactivity
Sunday, April 27, 2014 • 2:00 p.m.
What's going on inside the nucleus of an atom? Why does it spit out radiation? Did you know that you are exposed to radioactivity every day? Learn the facts about this somewhat controversial topic.

 


Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

Admission
$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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