Exploratorium home Exploratorium home Explo.tv
Browse programs by:
Search 
History of the Exploratorium
Exploratorium Beginnings (Video)
[Watch Video] Get the Flash Player to see this program.
Date: November 14, 2004
Running Time: 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.
Browse hundreds of webcasts, video clips, podcasts, and slideshows from the Exploratorium's collection of original programming, from remote scientific expeditions to fun hands-on activities.

Upcoming

Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality - The Magnetosphere (Video)
3/2/2016   
Exploratorium physicist Paul Doherty illuminates the mysteries of the Earth's magnetosphere and rela ...
 
01:00:00
Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality - 2016 Total Solar Eclipse: Live from Micronesia (Webcast)
3/8/2016   Time: 5:00 PM PST
Join the Exploratorium to watch our live broadcast of the total solar eclipse happening in Mic ...
 
03:15:00
Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality - 2016 Total Solar Eclipse: Telescope-Only (Webcast)
3/8/2016   Time: TBA
The Exploratorium will present a real-time webcast of the total solar eclipse in Micronesia. Wa ...

Featured

00:00:45
Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality - 2016 Total Solar Eclipse March 8, 2016 Promo (Video)
1/3/2016   
On March 8, 2016, 5pm PST the Exploratorium will present a live webcast of the total solar e ...
 
00:52:00
Resonance - A. J. Racy: Performance (Video)
12/21/2015   
Performer, composer, and ethnomusicologist A.J. Racy is known for his masterful evoca ...
 
00:02:23
Visible Spectres | Cinema Arts Installation by Kerry Laitala | 2015 (Video)
11/12/2015   
Science, history, and art converge in this whimsical tribute to San Francisco’s 1915 Wor ...
 
00:06:10
Science in the City - Big and Tall Bikes (Video)
7/8/2015   
Height confers advantages in many sports—to a point. But what if you’re too tall ...
 
00:20:00
Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table - Boron: Glassblowing (Video)
5/25/2015   
See live flameworking with Russell Taylor of Public Glass, and find out why borosilicate glass is ...

New

00:01:49
Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality - Safe Viewing Techniques (Video)
2/9/2016   
There are many ways that you can safely enjoy a partial or total solar eclipse using items from a ...
 
00:32:10
Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table - Neon: Ron Hipschman (Video)
2/4/2016   
Neon is normally odorless and colorless, reacting with no one, not even itself. Abundant in the ...
 
00:01:02
Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality - How to view a Solar Eclipse | Eyeball Safety (Video)
2/3/2016   
Dr. Paul Doherty will give you a demonstration on how the sun can burn a hole in your retina if you ...
 
00:03:17
Arts at the Exploratorium - Bosun's Bass by Tim Hawkison (Video)
2/3/2016   
Artist Tim Hawkinson is celebrated for his idiosyncratic, imaginative artworks that re-purp ...
 
00:02:52
Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality - Eclipse Program Highlights 1998-2016 (Video)
2/1/2016   
The Exploratorium has been bringing solar eclipses to world-wide audiences via live broadcasts since ...