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Physics of Toys in May and June

For Immediate Release:
May 01, 2008

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Physics of Toys in May and June

Cool Science Investigation (May 17) and A Little Science Comes in Handy (June 21)

Help the Exploratorium's Physics of Toys team solve mysteries with forensic science at Physics of Toys CSI: Cool Science Investigation on May 17. You'll make chromatography flowers and other forensics-related contraptions. On Saturday, June 21 it's Physics of Toys: A Little Science Comes in Handy. Make hand-powered gadgets and toys, then throw, crank, spin, and launch your creations to make them go! Physics of Toys takes place from 11-am 3pm. Take home what you make. Physics of Toys is always included in the price of museum admission.

On the third Saturday of every month, the Exploratorium presents this 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.

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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