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August events at the Exploratorium: Last chance to see Pulse Spiral, plus After Dark Science Fiction, Dog Show and Tell, and more

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July 07, 2014

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August events at the Exploratorium: Last chance to see Pulse Spiral, plus After Dark Science Fiction, Dog Show and Tell, and more

The following information is for events at the Exploratorium in August 2014. For updates visit our calendar page at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar, new events are added frequently. Unless otherwise noted, all events are included with museum admission. Images are available upon request.

Pulse Spiral, an interactive installation of lights by artist Rafael Lozano Hemmer makes heartbeats dazzlingly visceral. Pulse Spiral is on exhibit Thursday nights through August 14, 2014.

Pulse Spiral by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Ongoing. Thursdays, 6:00–10:00 p.m. through August 14, 2014 • Adults ages 18 and up only
Explore Pulse Spiral, an interactive installation that makes heartbeats dazzlingly visceral. Sensor handles beneath a towering array of lightbulbs detect your heartbeat and the lowest bulb flashes to its rhythm. As new recordings are added, old ones move up the spiral. Over time, the internal rhythms of hundreds of users are displayed. Read more

We Make the Treasure by Paul Ramírez Jonas
Ongoing through January 2015 • In free, public space at Pier 15 • All ages
Explore the value of objects lost and recovered, above and below the water line, at We Make the Treasure, the second installment in our Over the Water series of large-scale commissioned artworks. By traversing layers of present-day experience and forgotten history, we invite you to investigate the visible and invisible forces that make something a treasure. Read more.

After Dark: Science Fiction
Thursday, August 7, 2014 • 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. • Adults ages 18 and up only
Enter the imaginative worlds of Nalo Hopkinson, see live EEG data flash through a glass brain from Neuroscape Lab, and follow the trajectories of fictions made real with Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman. Read more

Rosetta Mission Webcast: Mapping the Comet to Prepare for Landing
Thursday, August 14, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • Adults ages 18 and up only
Join us as Rosetta moves ever closer to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s nucleus to map potential sites for a November landing. Read more

Market Days: A Breed Apart
Saturday, August 16, 2014 • 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. • All ages
Join us for a free open-air mini-festival that brings together museum and community scientists, artists, and educators and features curated art and science demos, hands-on activities, exhibits, and craft displays. A Breed Apart will celebrate the best of our canine companions with a Dog Show and Tell. Read more

Classic Summer Camp
August 18-29, 2014 • Camp is on Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
At our Classic Summer Camp, explorers ages 7–10 visit the Tactile Dome and our exhibit workshop, meet artists and scientists, enjoy time at the museum before it opens each day, and more. Read more

Off the Screen: Soundwave ((6)) (sub)mersion
Thursday, August 21, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. • Adults ages 18 and up only
Soundwave immerses visitors in a cinematic, surround-sound event exploring ideas about the ecologies, stories, and properties of our most important natural resource—water. Co-presented by MEDIATE and SF Weekly. Read more

Embarcadero Trolley Tour and Exploratorium Visit
Sunday, August 24, 2014 • 1:00–5:00 p.m. • All ages
Take a guided historic trolley tour along the waterfront on PCC 1050 with a Market Street Railway historian and streetcar expert, and then visit the Exploratorium. Read more

Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman: Sound
Sunday, August 24, 2014 • 11:00 a.m, 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. • All ages
What is sound? How high a pitch can you hear? Can two sounds add up to no sound? Explore these questions and more in this resonant presentation. Read more

Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman: Sound
Thursday, August 28, 2014 • 8:00 p.m. • Adults ages 18 and up, only
What is sound? How high a pitch can you hear? Can two sounds add up to no sound? Explore these questions and more in this resonant presentation. Read more

 


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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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