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At the Exploratorium, we invite visitors to engage with exhibits about the real world in both physical and virtual spaces. The virtual spaces live in a fabricated reality that often transcends time, space, and cultural barriers.
by Paul Doherty • April 20, 2013
Tom Levenson – filmmaker and Prof of Science Writing at MIT – hosts journalist and author Maryn McKenna for discussion on the topic of looming antibiotic disaster.
by Paul Doherty • April 4, 2013
Lively, informed and informal conversations hosted by science writers Alan Boyle, Tom Levenson and Jennifer Ouellette, who explore the often-volatile landscape of science, politics and policy.
Come and join us as the best presenters in Second Life bring cutting edge science to life using images, videos, and 3D interactive models.
by Rob Rothfarb • April 1, 2013
Professor Rob Knop presents the Higgs Boson as science presentations return to Second Life.
by Rob Rothfarb • March 5, 2013
Question and answer session with Opal Lei, who has collaborated with the Exploratorium’s avatar-scientist Patio Plasma to create a series of machinima–videos made entirely in a virtual world.
by Rob Rothfarb • February 13, 2013
Join us on Exploratorium Island in the afternoon and evening of March 14, 2013 as we celebrate our favorite irrational number!
by Rob Rothfarb • August 13, 2012
Join us for exhibits about Mars as we follow NASA’s MSL mission and the Curiosity rover on the red planet.
by Rob Rothfarb • June 8, 2012
On June 5th 2012, avatars visited Exploratorium Island to watch the Exploratorium’s Transit of Venus webcast and learn more about planetary transits.
by Paul Doherty • May 4, 2012
Join the Exploratorium’s avatar scientist Patio Plasma for a lecture about tides in oceans in rocky planets and in galaxy-collisions.
by Rob Rothfarb • March 14, 2012
Ever wanted to throw a pie but didn’t have the nerve? Now you can, using this fun augmented reality experience on your iPhone or Android smartphone.
(Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111
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