For Immediate Release:
January 05, 2012
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
POSTPONED: Outdoor Screening at the Wave Organ - March 13, 2012
Tentatively rescheduled for Fall 2012.
Free Outdoor Screening: Blackie, Wonder Horse Swims Golden Gate
At the Exploratorium’s Wave Organ (weather permitting)
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - at high tide and dusk – approx. 7 p.m.
As the Exploratorium gears up to relocate to its new home in 2013, the public is invited to a free outdoor screening of "Blackie, Wonder Horse Swims Golden Gate" (1938) and revisit the Exploratorium’s Wave Organ, an iconic and popular art installation along the water’s edge.
"Blackie, Wonder Horse Swims Golden Gate" is a documentary about the much beloved local horse that made history by swimming across the San Francisco Bay from the Marin County to Crissy Field. This 7-minute short and other films that celebrate the Wave Organ, Golden Gate Bridge, and the surrounding landscape of the Marina will also be shown, said Liz Keim, director of the museum’s Cinema Arts program.
The Wave Organ, a wave activated acoustic sculpture, was created in 1986 by Exploratorium artist Peter Richards with stonemason George Gonzalez. Air flows through its more than 20 pipes capturing the sounds of the ocean’s tides. It is located at the end Yacht Road off of Marina Boulevard near Crissy Field next to the San Francisco Yacht Harbor. Richards also will be available for questions.
Good walking shoes, warm clothes, blankets, and a flashlight are strongly suggested. Bring a picnic and settle in for one of those truly unique San Francisco events. Seating is limited, late-comers may be turned away.
If you plan on attending, please call the Exploratorium's main office phone line on the day of the event, to verify that it is still on. The event may be cancelled due to inclement weather, or by the Golden Gate National Park Service's discretion: (415) 563-7337.
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.
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367