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Under the Antarctic Sea with Artist Henry Kaiser

For Immediate Release:
December 01, 2007

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Under the Antarctic Sea with Artist Henry Kaiser

Sunday, December 9
McBean Theater, 1pm

Even though we live in Northern California, when we think of the approaching holidays, we think of winter, snow

Henry Kaiser in Antarctica

and ice. In keeping with that theme and with the International Polar Year, the Exploratorium presents Henry Kaiser, a Grammy-Award winning guitarist and research diver, who will accompany 45 minutes of spectacular Antarctic footage (shot mostly underwater) with narration and improvised guitar. A former resident of the Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, Kaiser has since returned to the ice four times as a research diver. This cool musical pre-holiday icy event is included in the price of admission to the Exploratorium.

One of the most creative and innovative guitarists, improvisers, and producers in the fields of rock, jazz, and experimental music, Oakland-based Henry Kaiser is also one of the most extensively recorded, having appeared on more than 225 different albums. A Grammy Award winner, Mr. Kaiser frequently performs throughout the USA, Europe, and Japan. He first traveled to McMurdo Station in 2001. He recently worked as producer and underwater cameraman for Discovery Channel International on Werner Herzog's new Antarctic feature film, Encounters at the End of the World.

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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