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Open MAKE: January - April 2012

For Immediate Release:
December 27, 2011

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Open MAKE: January - April 2012

Open MAKE at the Exploratorium
Saturdays: January 21, February 18, March 17 and April 21, 2012
10 am-2 pm

This spring, we’re tinkering with a capital “T” as the Exploratorium’s Tinkering Studio ©, and MAKE Magazine present Open MAKE – a monthly program of hands-on activities, demonstrations, and guest artists and makers from the Bay Area and beyond. Toys, Time, Tools and Trash are the themes which will each get the Open MAKE treatment, on the third Saturday of the month, from January through April, 2012. A collaboration between the Exploratorium, MAKE Magazine, and Pixar Animation Studios, Open MAKE highlights the tools, techniques, and ingenuity of local Makers. Visitors are invited to participate in tinkering and making activities inside the Tinkering Studio, where Makers from around the Bay Area will share their work. In addition, Dale Dougherty, founder and editor of MAKE Magazine, will interview Featured Makers in the McBean Theater.  And, when Open MAKE season finishes at the Exploratorium, we bring the same level of excitement to the annual Maker Faire weekend down in San Mateo, May 19 and 20th – http://makerfaire.com/


Visit http://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/events/ for updates on activities related to each date and theme.

The Open MAKE schedule is as follows:

Saturday, January 21, 2012
First Open MAKE session: Toys

Saturday, February 18, 2012
Second Open MAKE session: Time

Saturday, March 17, 2012
Third Open MAKE session: Tools

Saturday, April 21, 2012
Fourth Open MAKE session: Trash

For details and updates on the Bay Area's Maker Faire weekend (held in May 2012 - dates tba)
Visit - http://makerfaire.com/

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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Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367