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Bay Area Science Festival Kicks Off at the Exploratorium

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October 15, 2013

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Bay Area Science Festival Kicks Off at the Exploratorium


Bay Area Science Festival Kicks Off at the Exploratorium
Thursday, October 24, 2013

6:00–10:00 p.m.
Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco
Included with museum admission
Please Note: Adults Only (18+)

The Bay Area Science Festival kicks off on the evening of October 24 at the Exploratorium with a celebration of fascinating science from around the Bay Area. Join in the revelry on the festival's opening night with special guest lectures by Andrew Oliphant (San Francisco State Department of Geography), William Cochlan, PhD (Romberg Tiberon Center), and Ben Davis (Bay Lights and Pi in The Sky). Get creative all evening long with the Tinkering Social Club's hands-on activities, or participate in The Really Big Questions, an engaging group conversation about what makes for good storytelling.

Explorables will test your design mettle in a competition to see who can safely land an egg launched from on high, and Explainers will demonstrate Plankton Drags of the bay and Cow Eye Dissections, along with a special dissection done by staff specialist Stephanie Bailey. Skip Elsheimer and senior scientist Ron Hipschman will provide unique Exploratorium-style commentary alongside a handpicked selection of vintage science reels.

The opening night of the BASF is going to be full of investigations, discoveries, and aha moments—don't miss a single one.

Learn more about the Bay Area Science Festival at www.bayareascience.org.


Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
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.

Pier 15
San Francisco
California 94111
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