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Full Spectrum Science: Making Color - May 26, 2012

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Full Spectrum Science: Making Color - May 26, 2012

Full Spectrum Science: Making Color
Saturday, May 26, 2012
1 - 2 pm
McBean Theater
Image © Exploratorium, www.exploratorium.eduJoin Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for a vibrant exploration into the physicality of color at Full Spectrum Science: Making Color, on Saturday, May 26, 2012, from 1 to 2 pm.  From neon signs, to oil slicks, to rainbows and more - Ron will cover the many ways color is made and perceived. Plus, you'll take away materials that will help you to build your own spectroscope. You'll see color in a whole new light!

Taking place in the McBean Theater on the third Saturday of the month, visitors to the Full Spectrum Science program will experience an hour-long multi-media presentation on a different subject each month. In this dynamic new series, Ron will cover different aspects of physics, including sound, color, heat and temperature and electrostatics. These programs include hands-on activities, film screenings and demonstrations.  Full Spectrum Science is for ages 6 years and older, and is included with admission to the Exploratorium. Space is limited, so arrive early to be assured a seat and a take-home activity kit.

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.

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