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Outdoor Tour of the Wave Organ

For Immediate Release:
July 01, 2007

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Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367

Outdoor Tour of the Wave Organ

With Exploratorium Artist-Creator Peter Richards
Saturday, July 14, 2007, at 2pm

Take in the sounds of the sea and views of San Francisco with Exploratorium senior artist Peter Richards on a tour of the Wave Organ, an outdoor sculpture and sound

The Wave Organ

installation located at the tip of the jetty that forms the Yacht Harbor of the San Francisco and Golden Gate Yacht Clubs -- just across from the Exploratorium in the Marina district. On Saturday, July 14 at 2pm, tour this wonderful outdoor sound park with its creator. Constructed from carved granite and marble salvaged from a demolished cemetery, this hidden oasis includes 25 organ pipes made of PVC and concrete leading into the bay. The impact of waves against the pipe ends and the slosh of water within the pipes create a subtle music in tune with its environment. The tour is of limited capacity; first-come, first-served. Meet at the information kiosk near the main entrance to the Exploratorium. Warm clothes and comfortable shoes are recommended for the short walk from the Exploratorium to the Wave Organ. This event is presented in conjunction with Listen, a major new exhibit area now open to the public inside the Exploratorium.


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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San Francisco
California 94111
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