Series of free, open-air, mini-festivals at Pier 15 continues August 17, 2013
Consider the creative potential of trash and find inspiration with a cadre of incredible gadgets, sculptures and inventions that reduce, reuse and upcycle at Exploratorium Market Days: Trashformation. It’s a firsthand look at the innovative ways engineers, artists and creative thinkers in the Bay Area are re-using materials and creating new technologies to build a more sustainable future.
Get energized by the Power Pallet, a carbon negative power generation system from Berkeley’s All Power Labs, which was originally designed as an art project for Burning Man 2007. Now, nearly 500 Power Pallets are being used across the globe, including by rural power projects in Haiti and by the U.S. Department of Defense. Experience an otherworldly visit from the Y.E.S. (Youth Educational Spacecraft) Project, a mobile spaceship classroom made with repurposed objects built by kids from the Tenderloin and Hunters Point Boys and Girls Clubs. The classroom supports classes in robotics, solar energy, environmentalism, space travel, astronomy, and more. Then, try your own hand at crocheting a rug from rags with artist Ramekon O’Arwisters, and make puppets and toy tops from objects others might throw away.
Just a short walk from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, Exploratorium Market Days is a juicy new series of free Exploratorium programs for all ages on San Francisco’s Embarcadero. Scientists, artists, and educators join together to present an abundant bazaar of delicious new ideas and activities for all ages in the Exploratorium’s public plaza at Pier 15 on the third Saturday of each month through October, 2013. From startling encounters with cutting-edge technology to sensory explorations of spices and herbs, Exploratorium Market Days is a free, fun way to explore the bounty of technology, creativity and innovation that the Bay Area has to offer. In September, Market Days: Savor Faire will feature colorful and piquant investigations into salt, herbs and spices. Upcoming programs to be announced.
Exploratorium Market Days is on the third Saturday of each month from July-October 2013, starting on July 20, 2013. Events are from 11:00am-3:00pm in the free public plaza in front of Pier 15. Admission to the museum is $25 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Advance tickets are available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.