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00:00:35
This short preview clip of the larger B-Roll video has footage of the Exploratorium, inside and out, including scenes of children interacting with museum exhibits.

00:00:40
This wobbly luminescent sculpture by Liz Hickok is both art work and a simulation of how a San Francisco neighborhood might jiggle when the Big One strikes.

00:57:36
Originally produced for NOVA in 1982, Jon Else's film takes a look behind the scenes at the Exploratorium. The film follows the development of three exhibits from prototype to museum floor. Palace of Delights won a Cine Golden Eagle Award and was shown at the International Film and Television Festival of New York.

00:13:01
A collection of random quotes by Exploratorium founder, Dr.Frank Oppenheimer.

00:03:25
In this short film Frank Oppenheimer gives us some of his visions for what he is creating in the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts. This film dates back to 1969, the year that the Exploratorium was founded.

00:15:19
Jon Boorstin's 1974 film, Exploratorium, was nominated for the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject. This film explores the museum through imagery and sound, without a narrative voice-over.

Shortly after Frank Oppenheimer's death, Exploratorium staff share their experiences working with Frank, and tell us why staff retention at the Exploratorium was never an issue.

1:14:57
James Turrell studied optics and perceptual psychology in college, but gravitated towards art as his curiosity led him to investigate light itself. In this Webcast of a lecture, James Turrell discusses his experiences manipulating pure light and how it became his artistic medium. He reveals how this early work led him to discover Roden Crater in Arizona and to create his subsequent lifelong project of transforming the crater into an astronomical observatory.

1:24:22
What is visual literacy--and who is literate? Join guest lecturer James Elkins in an evening of commentary on the many ways we "read" the visual world and assign meaning to what we see.

00:53:13
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: Pencils