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Explore visual and kinetic phenomena, and view behind the scenes and memorable event photographs from the Exploratorium’s first 40 years.
Levitating on an invisible stream of air, a beach ball seems to defy gravity. If you try to pull the ball out, you can feel a force pulling it back in—the same force that keeps an airplane in flight.
Where: Ray and Dagmar Dolby Atrium
At this simple but ever-popular exhibit, black sand from nearby beaches make spiky patterns that reveal the invisible magnetic field between the poles of two giant magnets.
There’s more to seeing than meets the eye.
These rings on a string pass through each other—don’t they?
Create ghostly images with the touch of a hand.
Scrapple is an audiovisual installation in which everyday objects placed on a table are interpreted as sound-producing marks in an "active score."
Use your hands and tools to create unexpected patterns in the sand.
(Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111
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