For Immediate Release:
May 18, 2011
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
Hensley Meulens Visits the Exploratorium’s Science of Baseball on May 24, 2011
A Special Giants Appearance
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Plus: A Self-Guided Tour at the Exploratorium
Now - Monday, September 5, 2011
San Francisco Giants Hitting Coach Hensley "Bam-Bam" Meulens will join the Exploratorium’s resident science of baseball experts David Barker and Dr. Linda Shore on May 24 at 11:30 a.m. for demos, discussion and a Q&A. Ever wonder why a curveball curves, or what’s inside of a baseball? Find out at this Exploratorium's Science of Baseball special event and then take the self-guided tour, available at the Exploratorium now-September 5. These events are included in the price of admission.
Meulens is no ordinary player or coach. Fluent in five languages, he is the first major league player from his home, the island of Curacao. And, he is planning to go into space in 2014, courtesy of Space Expedition Curacao!
At the Science of Baseball investigate the insides of that iconic leather-covered ball, test your reaction time with a bat, gauge your aim through a pair of prism goggles, and more. For the Science of Baseball tour, pick up a handout when you visit and check out some favorite baseball-related exhibits. You'll discover why players learn to run on the balls of their feet, what it feels like to soak in the adoration of a crowd, and why the singer needs to wear earplugs to get through the national anthem. (Sound does tricky things in ballparks.) For more on the Science of Baseball exhibit, go here.
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