This exhibition is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
Larkin Street Entrance of the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102
From August 2019 through June 2020, the Exploratorium invites you to pull up a chair and dive into Middle Ground, an exploration into human social interactions in the middle of San Francisco’s vibrant Civic Center.
Whether you’re a denizen of the densest urban metropolis or the smallest small town, no person is an island. What goes into the stories we tell ourselves about other people—whether they’re on the streets we share, in our memories and our newsfeeds, or on the other side of the world?
Social scientists have studied how we think, feel, and behave in relation to other people for decades. Their investigations have shed light on bias and stereotyping, humor and generosity, how we work together, and how we pull apart into tribes.
To learn more, join us at this exciting, free outdoor exhibition on the Larkin Street steps of the San Francisco Main Library—or, if you’re visiting this site from afar, pull up a chair and explore fresh interactive digital content about how we think, feel, and behave toward other people.
Middle Ground is made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.