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March Camps and Workshops

For Immediate Release:
January 18, 2012

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March Camps and Workshops

Three-Week Robotics Workshop for Teens and Adults: Build a Working Coffee-Can Robot

Sundays, March 4, 11, and 18
9 a.m.–Noon ($240 Members; $270 Non-members)
Minimum age: 16; Maximum participants: 12

In this three-week series, learn how to use the Arduino microcontroller to make a coffee-can robot that can sense the world around it. Is it by light, touch, or sound? See how it affects surrounding objects. You decide how and which sensors will affect your robots’ reaction. All hardware is provided; please bring your own laptop for programming. For more information, please call (415) 561-0321. Read more here.

Spring One Day Camp: The Journey of Food

Friday, March 16
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Extended care is available: 8:30 am – 9 am and 4 pm – 5:30 pm.
($70 for Members; $85 Non-members)

Youth ages 7-10 will discover the science behind food after we eat it. Take a walk on the wild side -- inside your body -- with a human metabolism obstacle course and a close encounter with yeast beasties. Leave with a better understanding of how your body takes in and processes food. Each day includes curiosity-driven free exploration in the Exploratorium before it opens to the public. Kids can now go to camp when school is out ­on select San Francisco public school holidays and furlough days. For more information, please call (415) 561-0321. Read more here.

Spring Break Camp @ Girls Science Institute: Engineering

Monday through Friday, March 26 – 30
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ($315 Members; $365 Nonmembers)

Girls ages 10 through 12 years old will dive into chemical, mechanical, structural and electrical engineering in this five-day workshop. Explore the lives of women who had significant impacts on the field and discover science through hands-on activities. Women experts from each engineering field will share their stories and support the campers during their engineering explorations. The week culminates in a group engineering challenge. Scholarships are available.  For more information, contact Cassie Byrd at cbyrd@exploratorium.edu Read more here

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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