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Children's Science Classes for Members: Playing with Sound

For Immediate Release:
May 01, 2008

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Children's Science Classes for Members: Playing with Sound

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Send your favorite kid to some cool science classes! Classes described below are for members of the Exploratorium at $30 each. Sign up online at www.exploratorium.edu/membership/classes.html. Questions? Please call (415) 561-0302 or email member@exploratorium.edu. The schedule is as follows:

Ages 3-4 with an Adult Companion
Parade of Sounds

In this class we will make exciting instruments from around the world out of everyday objects. At the end of class we will celebrate with a parade!

Ages 5-6
Listen Up
Close your eyes, what do you hear? Plug your ears, what do you see? Explore how sound helps us in our everyday lives. In this class we will play games and make discoveries about how we experience sound.

Ages 7-9
Catch the Sound Wave

What makes an echo? Do we hear underwater? In outer space? Together we will ask questions and make surprising discoveries on how sound travels and how we hear through a variety of experiments.

Ages 10-12
Got Rhythm?
Listen closely and explore the rhythms and tones in everyday sounds and make our own rhythm soundscape out of surprising objects.

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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Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367