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Obsidian points, Spanish terra-cotta tiles, Prohibition-era liquor bottles—history lies buried underfoot in the Presidio, one of the earliest settlements in San Francisco, occupied in turn by the Ohlone Indians, Spanish, Mexicans, and the U.S. Army. Archaeologist Kari Jones shares tales of recent digs and discoveries in this national park, and explains why most artifacts are dug up only to be reburied. Request this program Join artist Alex Warren as he demonstrates the relationship of pigments and binders in the creation of paint. Request this program Framing of the Exploratorium's Observatory Building, the only completely new construction at at the piers, began in April 2011. Iron workers placed various sizes of steel beams in piles around the concrete base of the Observatory. Then, while a crane raised and held each beam aloft, the workers used metal spikes to line up the holes of the beams and inserted bolts, tightening them down to tie the structure together. Because the Observatory Building is less than two stories tall, the iron workers were allowed to shimmy across the beams without harnesses. Once this process was finished, the beams were plumbed and welded together. Request this program An homage to the color of passion and pageantry, Red featured special presentations, classic exhibits, and fiery performances by San Francisco’s Theatre Flamenco. Request this program Like the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco's cable cars are world-renowned as emblems of our city. Join us for a ride down Hyde Street as we investigate what makes these historic cars go—and more importantly, stop—on the steep hills of San Francisco.
To learn more visit the Cable Car Museum website: http://www.cablecarmuseum.org/index.html
Request this program Construction of Pier 15 from March 11th through May 27th of 2011. Images courtesy of Nibbi Construction. Music by Wayne Grim. Request this program Construction of the Observatory at Piers 15 & 17 from April 12th through April 27th of 2011. Images courtesy of Nibbi Construction. Music by Wayne Grim. Request this program Join us for a preview of Oaxacan artisans that will be visiting the Exploratorium this summer as part of Colorfest! Request this program Made by the Exploratorium's Teacher Institute, this "machinima"--a film made entirely in a virtual world, highlights the exhibits and recent events in Second Life on the Exploratorium Island and 'Sploland sims. Request this program In January and February of 2011, the first of the large 72" in diameter piles were driven 160 feet in to the sea floor at Piers 15 and 17 in San Francisco, the new home of the Exploratorium. These new piles were installed between the two piers and along the south apron of Pier 15. In early March, the steel casings were filled with concrete. Request this program