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The High School Explainer Program is one of the most exciting programs at the Exploratorium. It focuses on high school--aged students in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world.
If you sink it, they will come. That’s what Exploratorium biologist Karen Kalumuck learned when she decided to experiment by submerging PVC plates under the piers at Marina Harbor. In this program, you'll meet the bizarre aquatic life forms that inhabit our Bay. San Francisco's meteorological landscape is as unique as its social landscape. Tune in as we investigate why our city has many microclimates.
The Exploratorium celebrated its future home at Piers 15 and 17 in San Francisco with an official groundbreaking ceremony and festivities on October 19, 2010. This video includes interviews with Exploratorium Executive Director Dr. Dennis Bartels and Exploratorium Chairman of the Board George Cogan about Piers 15 and 17, as well as a fly-through animation of the future home of the Exploratorium. This After Dark event presented a collection of objects, organizations, and activities use various alternative energy sources, and also looked at sustainably raised food. We went and talked with the folks who ran the Microzoo camp at Burning Man 2010, and learned about critters in extreme environments. This After Dark event explored the diverse nomadic communities that thrive in the Bay Area including a mobile diner, food carts, an annual arts event in the desert, urban foragers, and Bay creatures that arrived by ballast water.
The Wave Organ is a wave-activated sound sculpture located at the end
of a jetty in the San Francisco Bay. It was created by artist Peter Richards
and master stonemason George Gonzalez in 1986.
The installation is an unlikely sight: a collection of curbstones and
cemetery stones that appear in the Bay like an ancient ruin or a strange
dream. In this unusual place of discovery and contemplation, the musical
phenomenon is only part of the point.
In this audio slideshow, Peter Richards, now a senior artist at the
Exploratorium, shares his inspiration for creating this piece and explores its
function as a theater in which many different kinds of human experiences
Join the Exploratorium as we connect live for the first time with NOAA's newest ship, the Okeanos Explorer. The Okeanos is on its maiden voyage, traveling from Hawaii to Indonesia. We will talk with scientists on the ship and discover what kind of research they are conducting.