For Immediate Release:
November 01, 2013
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
Storytime with a Sloth
McSweeney's McMullens children’s books and the Exploratorium team up for a new kind of story hour
A Sloth. Scientists. Sundays. Storytelling. What do they have in common? Not much! Which is why we're bringing them together for the first event in the McSweeney's McMullens at the Museum series at the Exploratorium. Join author and illustrator J. Otto Seibold for a reading of Lost Sloth, the best ever and funniest book about a sloth at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2013 in the Exploratorium’s Kanbar Forum. Get Slow with J. Otto Seibold’s Lost Sloth is for kids, ages 13 and under, and their parents. All adults age 18 and over must be accompanied by a child.
Follow Sloth on a heart-poundingly unhurried journey that involves a zipline, a missed bus, an oblivious ice-cream vendor, a rainbow hang glider and a miniature mountain of pillows. But Sloth’s story is just the beginning; everyone can explore sloth biology with Exploratorium staff scientists, and get their copies of Lost Sloth signed by J. Otto Seibold himself. While kids slow down with Sloth’s story, parents can enjoy a responsible cocktail – after all, isn’t that what lazy Sundays are for? Come get slow with us!
Get Slow with J. Otto Seibold’s Lost Sloth is included with museum admission. Seating is very limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the event, so you can’t hurry fast enough to reserve a seat. Adults age18 and up must be accompanied by a child (age 13 or younger) to attend. The next McSweeney’s McMullens at the Museum event is Sunday, December 8, with special guest and story to be announced shortly.
About J. Otto Seibold
J. Otto Seibold is a self-taught artist from Oakland, California, best known as the author and illustrator of many renowned children’s books, among them Olive, the Other Reindeer (with Vivian Walsh). His work has been exhibited and published widely. Lost Sloth marks his twentieth anniversary in children’s books.
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.
Linda Dackman, Public Information Director (415) 528-4363
Leslie Patterson (415) 528-4377
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367