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Car Dissection

For Immediate Release:
August 01, 2007

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Car Dissection

In Conjunction with Oops! A Make-Break Fest
Sunday, August 5, 2007, 11am-2pm

You may have looked under the hood of your car, but have you ever seen what's really inside? On Sunday, August 5th, from 11am-2pm, the Exploratorium presents a

dissection, and a chance to peer and poke around in the oily guts of an automobile. Even if you can't tell a gasket from a grill pan, roll up your sleeves and help take apart an old car. We'll provide the tools and mechanical expertise; just bring your curiosity and wear clothes you aren't afraid to get dirty. The car dissection is led by John Rinaldi, a San Francisco fixture.

The car dissection is presented in conjunction with Oops! A Make-Break Fest, the Exploratorium's summer-long series of interactive events that let museum visitors make things, break things, and put things back together. This event is included in the price of admission to the Exploratorium.About John Rinaldi
John Rinaldi lives in San Francisco. The king of janky design (New York Times, July 2006), he works miracles with junk. A retired mechanic and a dabbler in local politics (he's running for mayor of San Francisco this year), Mr. Rinaldi has perfected a gasification design that burns coffee grinds into hydrogen, which then runs his pick-up truck. He also maintains a collection of (junk) cars.

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.

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