For Immediate Release:
July 01, 2005
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
July Kids Special Events at the Exploratorium
Iron Science Teacher
Webcast Studio, noon-1pm
Don’t miss this wacky, science experiment cook-off, where teachers compete live at the Exploratorium and are simultaneously webcast around the world at www.exploratorium.edu/iron_science. Science teachers are given a secret ingredient and have ten minutes to concoct a science activity that can be used in the classroom. In an atmosphere where showmanship and creativity reign at a fast pace before a live audience, as many as fifteen teachers will compete for the title, "Iron Science Teacher. This program continues selected Fridays through the summer, on July 8, 15, and 22. Online go to www.exploratorium.edu/iron_science.
Friday, July 8
Deep Impact Live Webcast, 2pm
Available on the web at www.exploratorium.edu/impact.html
Take your first look inside a comet! Launched on Jan. 12, 2005, the Deep Impact spacecraft is hurtling through space on a collision course with an enormous comet. Join Exploratorium physicist Paul Doherty as he explores this new and exciting mission!
Thursday, July 14
The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity
Through October 2, 2005
Every American child is taught to dream big -- to become President, go for the gold, win the Nobel Prize. Premiering on the West Coast, this 5000-square-foot exhibition with Bay Area wide companion programs, some of which feature living Laureates, reveals an historic overview of the Nobel prize, first awarded in 1901. This exhibition is perfect for families, children and anyone who wants to know genius intimately and gain insight into the creative process. It is replete with the personal tools of prizewinners, multimedia, still and moving images of over fifty Laureates, and interactivity. This exhibition is included in the price of admission to the Exploratorium.
Saturday, July 16
Nobel Special Event
Physics of Toys: Celebrating the Nobel Prize
11am – 3pm
Learn about modern marvels and scientific advancements with Physics of Toys this month! In conjunction with the Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity exhibition, the Physics of Toys team invites you to join them in hands-on activities that get at the core concepts behind Nobel Prize-winning discoveries – and a look at the favorite toys of Nobel Laureates. Take what you make home!
Monday, July 18
Exploratorium Summer Day Camp
Kids in Space
Through July 29, 9am - 4pm
Exploratorium Summer Day Camp is open to Exploratorium members with advance registration. Call the Membership Office at (415) 561-0302
Saturday, July 23
Nobel Special Event
Fostering Creativity at Home: Science
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Kids are always asking “why?,” so it’s no wonder that they make some of the best scientists. In this two-hour, interactive workshop, kids, parents, teachers and adults will learn how to foster an environment that nurtures the exploratory impulses, curiosity and sense of excitement and discovery in the children in their lives – with a frozen water balloon. Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry educators Fred Stein and Marilyn Austin will guide us through the process, using materials and tools that we all possess. For parents with children: Children will be allowed to participate in a "children-only" creative activity, facilitated by staff. The workshop runs concurrently to the parent workshop. For ages 5 and up. Limited capacity workshop; advance registration recommended. Please call (415) 674-2870 to register.
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