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Press Visits

For Immediate Release:
March 22, 2008

Media Available
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367

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How do I set up a visit and do a story on the Exploratorium?

Contact the Communications office. We will put you in touch with Exploratorium staff, help with story development and logistics. We request that the public information staff always be your first point of contact.
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Are media admitted free of charge?

Free admission is offered to working media on assignment. Contact the Communications office in advance of your visit..
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Can I be admitted to the Tactile Dome?

Working media who wish to visit the Tactile Dome as part of their story should contact the Communications office. We will do our best to accommodate your request, based on availability.
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Are photos/video permitted inside the Exploratorium?

Contact the Communications office in advance to arrange photo and video shoots to be used with articles or programs that feature the Exploratorium. No photographing inside the Exploratorium is permitted without advance authorization from the Communicatons office.
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Does the Exploratorium provide photos and videos?

High resolution .jpg images and broadcast quality video is available.
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Can I get images of natural phenomena found at the Exploratorium?

Contact the Permissions Department if you wish to purchase images for uses in stories other than those about the Exploratorium.
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How can I arrange for web page grab permissions or reproducation of other materials found on your web site?

Contact the Permissions Department if you wish to reproduce the copyrighted material found on our website.
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Can scenes for movies, TV commercials or background shots for interviews be shot at the Exploratorium?

These are considered on an individual basis. Contact media@exploratorium.edu to request location guidelines, including rate schedule.
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Can I film outside the Exploratorium on the grounds at Pier 15?

Permission to shoot outside requires a permit from the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. Contact Tim Lillyquist at (415) 8315500. Once permission is obtained, please also inform the Exploratorium facilities manager at ops_help@exploratorium.edu.
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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.

Pier 15
San Francisco
California 94111
(415) 528-4444 telephone

Contact Us:
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367