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Surgical Tools & Techniques - November 12, 2011

For Immediate Release:
September 13, 2011

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Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367

Surgical Tools & Techniques - November 12, 2011

Surgical Tools & Techniques – Demonstrations and Hands-on Activities
with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
Exploratorium’s Skylight Area
10am – 4pm Saturday, November 12, 2011

Forget those operating room dramas on TV and come to the Exploratorium to get the true scoop on surgery from members of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)!

On Saturday, November 12,   from 10 am to 4 pm, the Exploratorium’s Skylight area will become an impromptu operating room!  Featuring demonstrations and hands-on activities, this event will educate Exploratorium visitors on the lifesaving tools and techniques used by surgeons and hospital technicians.  Learn how a wound is stitched, the way tissue is carefully cut – and not always with a scalpel. Come perform a “seedectomy," using real instruments to remove slippery gummi bears and worms from a pumpkin!  We'll have information in English, Spanish and Cantonese. This event is for all ages, and is included with admission to the Exploratorium.

For more information on AORN, visit www.aorn.org

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.

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California 94111
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Contact Us:
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367