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Beneath the 100-year-old piers that will soon house the new Exploratorium, highly specialized divers are working around the clock to repair and restore a part of the museum that most people will never see: the 1,200 concrete piles���sunk into the bay mud���that support the piers.

Every winter, the Exploratorium���s Science of Cocktails event presents the artistry of master mixologists shaken with the science behind the craft. Guest mixologists will join us from popular San Francisco bars to mix delicious cocktails, while guests participate in interactive science experiments about alcohol, inebriation, hangovers, cocktail creation, and more. Music by Wayne Grim

San Francisco has more restaurants per capita than any other U.S. city, producing tasty meals���and thousands of gallons of used cooking oil. See how the SFGreasecycle program is turning this grease glut into fuel for the city's bus fleet.

Open Make is a monthly program at the Exploratorium, in collaboration with Make Magazine and Pixar Animation Studios, to highlight the tools, techniques, and ingenuity of local makers. As part of this program, makers from the Bay Area will be highlighted to share their work with the public, and Dale Dougherty, founder and editor of Make Magazine will interview Featured Makers in the McBean theater. Join us for live webcasts of the interviews to see what these makers are up to!

Originally produced for NOVA in 1982, Jon Else's film, "Palace of Delights" takes a look behind the scenes at the Exploratorium in action.

Dr. Frank Oppenheimer discussing the origins of the Exploratorium Explainer Programs.

Watch highlights from our live webcasts with the E/V Nautilus as she explored the Mediterranean and Black Seas searching for shipwreck, deep sea vents and the communities of organisms that live in these extreme environments.

At the Exploratorium, we are always experimenting. In this video, watch a close-up vantage of a bicycle trip along Crissy Field in San Francisco's Presidio.

It's time for a new mission to Mars! Join Exploratorium science educators as we celebrate the launch of the newest rover, Curiosity, as it begins it's 8 1/2 month journey to the planet Mars. We will look at the launch itself, talk a little bit about MSL(Mars Science Laboratory) and Curiosity, summarize the history of Mars exploration, and look forward to what is next!

Join the Exploratorium crew on a visit to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where we will learn more about the ecological impact of plastic debris in the North Pacific Gyre. To learn more about marine debris visit: http://www.exploratorium.edu/tv/index.php?project=110&program=1301&type=clip