For Immediate Release:
February 17, 2012
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
Open MAKE: Trash - April 21, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
10 am - 2 pm
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Have you ever seen a chandelier made from recycled coat hangers? How about a huge fish created from the plastic debris washed up on the beach? At the Exploratorium's Open MAKE: Trash, on April 21, 2012, from 10 am to 2 pm, come reuse, reclaim, reconstruct, recycle and re-think your opinion of what is ready for the dumpster! Meet makers and artists whose work is all about the craft of reclaiming and re-imagining materials now considered as valuable resources. Meet automata maker Paul Spooner, who creates his sculptures from found materials, and sci-fi inspired sculptor Nemo Gould. See what artist Jeremy Mayer does with dis-assembled typewriters. You can get hands-on with Marin Recycling, and do your own reconstructing, while learning some new uses for old objects. Open MAKE: Trash is also a great way to celebrate Earth Day 2012
When the Open MAKE activities wind down, head to the McBean Theater for a time-themed film program from 3 – 4 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 that 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/
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