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Exploratorium at the Maker Faire - May 19 & 20, 2012

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March 28, 2012

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Exploratorium at the Maker Faire - May 19 & 20, 2012

Exploratorium at the Maker Faire

Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, 2012

San Mateo County Event Center

Image of Open MAKE: Cardboard, © ExploratoriumFrom rockets to robots, from up-cycled clothes to sustainable foods, the annual Bay Area Maker Faire features the many ways that people celebrate their imaginations. The Exploratorium has been an integral part of this annual event since its creation in 2006 by MAKE magazine's publisher/editor Dale Dougherty. Taking place on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA, this family-friendly weekend festival embraces the creativity and resourcefulness of the Maker and Do-It-Yourself movements. There are now Maker Faires held all over the United States, and even in Canada.

Since 2010, the Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio™ has collaborated with Dougherty and Pixar Animation Studios to present its monthly Open MAKE series. Each one is based on a specific theme. This year, toys, time, tools, and trash were the inspirations. The tinkering excitement culminates in May with the Make Faire. Don’t miss the Exploratorium's traveling Tinkering Studio™ at the Maker Faire, featuring more of the hands-on activities that have made Open MAKE so popular.

Exploratorium’s Tinkering Studio/Open MAKE – http://tinkering.exploratorium.edu

Maker Faire – http://makerfaire.com/

MAKE Magazine - http://makezine.com/magazine/

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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