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Science in the City - June 2011

For Immediate Release:
April 28, 2011

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Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367

Science in the City - June 2011

Wednesdays, July 13 & 27, 2011
Online Media Series


The Exploratorium “takes it outside” with the online series, Science in the City, at http://www.exploratorium.edu/scienceinthecity/. Visit various locations in and around San Francisco for explorations in engineering, ecology, optics, waves, geology, architecture, weather and more. Join us online every second and fourth Wednesday of the month to get information on new Science in the City excursions. Recent shows covered skateboarding (“Asphalt Acrobats”) and sea debris.

Urban environments like San Francisco are full of mysterious natural and human-made phenomena. Why are there so many one-footed pigeons? Where does the sewage go? Why is San Francisco’s "summer" in May and September? How are traffic lights coordinated? Discover the answers to all these questions and more!

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
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Contact Us:
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367