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Physics of Toys

For Immediate Release:
November 01, 2007

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Physics of Toys

November 17 and December 15, 2007

On the third Saturday of every month, the Exploratorium presents Physics of Toys, an interactive laboratory that explores toys in a one-on-one workshop in which children and adults alike investigate the science of everyday things. All materials are provided, and museum guests can take home what they make. Physics of Toys is always free with museum admission. The Physics of Toys schedule for November and December 2007 is as follows:

Saturday, November 17, 2007
Physics of Toys: It's All in Your Mind

The new Mind exhibit opens this month, and Physics of Toys gets in that frame of Mind with optical and cognitive illusions that are the basis of clever magic tricks. Join us in making some optical illusion art and magic tricks that you can take home.

Saturday, December 15, 2007
Physics of Toys: On Top and Bottom of the World

Scientists and educators worldwide are joining together to study the polar regions in the 2007-2008 International Polar Year. Physics of Toys honors this global research effort with gadgets and toys inspired by the science of air, ice, land, and ocean in the Arctic and Antarctic. Take what you make home.

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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