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Family Chain Reaction Workshop

For Immediate Release:
February 01, 2005

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Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367

Family Chain Reaction Workshop

Saturday, February 5

Make a pink elephant pop a balloon and shoot candy into the crowd. Use a mousetrap to pull a cup of water into a bowl that makes plastic frogs drop onto lily pads. In the first ever, Exploratorium Family Chain Reaction Workshop on Saturday, February 5, from 10am-2pm (includes lunchbreak), each adult with a child over ten, will build a contraption using the museum workshop. With behind the scenes access, help from an Exploratorium exhibit builder, and a genuine rocket scientist, participants will link their machines together to create a gigantic chain reaction in the tradition of Rube Goldberg devices, for all the museum visitors. This event is open to pairs of one adult and one child over ten. Free with museum admission, Pre-registration required, please call (415) 561-0308. Space is limited.

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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Contact Us:
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367