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Wind Fair - August 12, 2012

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June 15, 2012

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Wind Fair - August 12, 2012

Wind Fair - a Cultivator's Market
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Taking Place Outdoors – Near the Exploratorium Entrance
Around the Palace of Fine Arts Rotunda

11 am – 4 pm

Blowing through for one day only, the Exploratorium presents Wind Fair, a breezy open-air market featuring wind-themed arts and crafts, demonstrations and the science of wind. Come on out to the Palace of Fine Arts on Sunday, August 12, 2012, from 11 am to 4 pm. Wander through the booths and demonstration areas located just outside the Exploratorium entrance, around the Palace of Fine Arts Rotunda.  The day’s activities will include a mix of science and art demonstrations and hands-on activities, food vendors and wind-driven wares for sale.  Meet with wind connoisseurs to explore practical and beautiful applications of the power of wind. Visitors will be able to engage with meteorologists, kite makers, sailing experts and engineers - including Alameda-based Makani Power, who will display one of their airborne wind turbine models, as well as members of the San Francisco Model Yacht Club.

Science Presenters and Demos:

  • National Weather Service

  • Sonoma Tech Weather Instruments

  • Makani Power

  • Exploratorium Explainers, with the following:  Convection Hands-on Activity, and the Outdoor Explainer Cart: cloud demo & parachute activity

  • A kite workshop and display

  • San Francisco ZOO presents: Birds & Wind

  • Wind Patterns with Earl Stirling

  • Convection demo with Tory Brady

  • Seed Dispersal with Karen Kalumuck

  • Wind Maps with Charlie Carlson

  • San Francisco Model Yacht Club

  • Explorables Hands-on Activities:

    • Rotocopters, gliders, puddle jumpers

    • Glove-A-Phones

    • Anemometers

  • Cal Sail

  • Accordion Apocolypse - Performance & Display

  • And, the Exploratorium Store

Ned Kahn - Bubble Installation
Bob Burnside (mobiles)
Daren Henderson (kites)
Geraldine Ensminger (glass sculpture)
Jim Widess (gourd instruments)
Lea Redmond (wind socks)
Patricia Vader (kinetic sculpture)
Samantha Senn (arduino paper sails)
Susan Leff (jewelry)

Food Vendors:
Alicia's Tamales
Fist of Flour Pizza

Wind Tube
Sailboat Races
Turbulent Orb
Bernoulli Blower
Water Canon
Wind Harp

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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