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Exploratorium to host sixth annual Wonder Funday on October 2nd

Exploratorium to host sixth annual Wonder Funday on October 2nd

Family fundraiser supports the Exploratorium’s wide range of educational programs

SAN FRANCISCO (August 31, 2022) — The Exploratorium will host its sixth annual family fundraiser, Wonder Funday, on Sunday October 2, 2022 from 2 to 5 p.m., with a VIP reception  from 1 to 2 p.m. This year’s event features special hands-on science activities for all ages, live animal encounters from Classroom Safari, and delicious treats for the entire family.

“The Exploratorium is continuously leading the charge in creating dynamic learning experiences for all children in the Bay Area,” said co-chair Nika Robani Shirani. “I’m honored to be a part of this epic family event – year six! – and cannot wait to see the kids tinker, play and learn in the name of community.”

Wonder Funday is a playdate and vital fundraiser rolled into one. Families enjoy an afternoon of special programming and behind-the-scenes access. Proceeds from the event help the Exploratorium develop continuing education programs for teachers across California, design diverse public spaces for learning in Bay Area communities, and offer free field trips for Title 1 schools.

“Not only is Wonder Funday a one-of-a-kind learning experience and an impactful fundraiser for science, but it is also one of my daughter's favorite events of the year,” said co-chair Emily Sheridan.


Wonder Funday is supported by Arya Derm and Asset Management Company, with special thanks to Exploratorium media partners, San Francisco Chronicle, SFGATE, and San Francisco Magazine.

On-site events are contingent on local and state regulations. The Exploratorium will continue to rely on science to guide final decisions regarding this and all in-person visits and events.

About the Exploratorium

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The Exploratorium is a portal to the astonishing scientific phenomena that animate our world and shape our actions. We create extraordinary learning experiences that ignite curiosity, upend perceptions, and inspire brave leaps forward. Since 1969, the Exploratorium’s museum in San Francisco has been home to a renowned collection of exhibits that draw together science, art, and human perception, and that have changed the way science is taught. Our award-winning programs provide a forum for the public to engage with artists, scientists, policymakers, educators, and tinkerers to explore the world around them. We celebrate diversity of thought, inspired investigation, and collaboration across all boundaries.

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