For Immediate Release:
March 01, 2004
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
Valentine’s Day Films
McBean Theater, 2pm
Even if you’re not in love, you’re probably just a little bit in love with San Francisco. In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Exploratorium offers this filmic valentine to the City by the Bay on Saturday, February 14, at 2pm. Admission is included in the price of admission to the Exploratorium.
A Trip Down Market Street (1905, 10 min., black and white silent 16mm film)
This film, made by an anonymous filmmaker, documents the movement of people and vehicles on a turn-of-the-century Market Street. View this film, and look back in time at a young, vibrant San Francisco.
Notes on the Port of Saint Francis (1952, 21 min., black and white 16mm film)
Made with humor and affection, Notes depicts a diverse city, transformed by light and fog, sitting on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Made by Frank Stauffacher, with narration by Vincent Price.
Moods of the City (1971, 12 min., color 16mm film)
This lyrical portrait of a San Francisco illuminated by color and ephemeral fog was made by the Westwood Cinema Club.
Designated Walk (1999, 3 min., black and white 16mm film)
Michael Rosas Walsh traces the filmmaker’s path between home and work on Russian Hill.
Patterns (2002, 4 min. video)
Patterns is a quick study of life in motion along streets and storefronts throughout the city. By Tilia Rodriguez-Past.
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