For Immediate Release:
June 10, 2011
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
Exploratorium Summer Camp - August 2011
Want to be an archaeologist in the field, meet scientists, conduct experiments and create art projects? Join the Exploratorium’s Summer Camp in August and get a backstage pass to the Exploratorium. Geared to different ages, each camp has its own special, age-appropriate activities. Youth ages 7-14 can experience one-of-a-kind programming, group projects, games, outdoor time and access to the museum before it opens. Now open to nonmembers. Extended care is available starting at 8:30 am and ending at 5:30 pm. For more information, visit http://www.exploratorium.edu/camps. The schedule is as follows:
Ages 7-10: Exploratorium Insiders
Campers take part in the central activities of the Exploratorium by visiting the Tactile Dome, meeting Exploratorium scientists and touring our exhibit-building workshop. There will also be time for camp favorites, like Zip Lines, project building with friends and group games. Price: $630 for members; $700 for nonmembers.
Session 4: Monday, August 8-Friday, August 19, 9 am-4 pm
A one-week, pro-rated option is available for those whose school schedule conflicts with camp dates.
Ages 11-14: Out and About
Campers start the day off by exploring exhibits on the museum floor before the Exploratorium opens. Then it’s off to the Presidio to explore the natural history, ecology and archaeology of the area. Campers keep field journals to record their experiences and observations. There will also be experiments and investigations into human anatomy and physiology. Price: $315 for members; $365 for nonmembers.
Session 8: Monday, August 8-Friday, August 12, 9 am-4 pm
Session 9: Monday, August 15-Friday, August 19, 9 am-4 pm
Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.
$25 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.
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.
Linda Dackman, Public Information Director (415) 528-4363
Leslie Patterson (415) 528-4377
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367