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Exploratorium Pier 15 Arts Fact Sheet

For Immediate Release:
April 17, 2013

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Exploratorium Pier 15 Arts Fact Sheet

  • More than 250 works created by Artists-in-Residence in first 44 years
  • Exploratorium reopened at Pier 15 with more than 40 new artworks to be experienced across the entire museum. See the list of works here.
  • Beginning in 2013, Exploratorium to engage 2 new Artists-in-Residence each year (1 emerging; 1 mid career)
  • Exploratorium collaborates with dozens of artists as collaborators in our ongoing exhibit development process
  • 600 16mm films by artists reside in Cinema Arts Collection
  • Black Box gallery features 3 media artworks per year
  • Over the Water, a new art installation initiative, presents 1 major new outdoor public artwork each year
  • The new Center for Art & Inquiry to present 1 symposium relevant to the history of art, science, and education annually
  • Debuting Summer 2013, the Kanbar Forum for screenings, talks, and performances equipped with a Constellation acoustic system by Meyer Sound of Berkeley, CA
  • The restored Wave Organ, the iconic wave-activated sound sculpture, remains at the end of the breakwater forming the Marina Yacht Harbor as a permanent public art installation and gift to the community

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
(415) 528-4444 telephone

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