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Surgical Tools & Techniques

For Immediate Release:
November 01, 2005

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Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
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Surgical Tools & Techniques

Saturday, November 12
10am–4pm

Forget those medical shows on TV. Get the true scoop on surgical tools and techniques from members of the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN). Their fascinating demonstrations will be performed without the use of real patients at the Exploratorium on Saturday, November 12, from 10am–4pm. Try your hand at a “seedectomy,” where you’ll have a chance to use keyhole instruments to remove a seed from a pumpkin. These demonstrations will take place at the Exploratorium and are free with museum admission.

AORN’s mision is to support registered nurses and achieve optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures.

Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

Admission
$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.

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Contact Us:
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367