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Check out our cinema arts, evening, member, and other upcoming and ongoing events and exhibitions.

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Artist crouching under multicolored curtain of thousands of threads of yarn. Against a background of blue yarn.
ExtraOrdinary!
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See ordinary become extraordinary! Nine artists transform LEGO ® pieces, shoes, cardboard, miles of string, and other everyday things into stunning, imaginative installations.
Four young children sitting on the floor, watching a movie.
ExtraOrdinary Cinema
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Upend your perceptions with this playlist of 10 animated shorts. Watch ordinary things—from candy wrappers to old film strips—come to life in surprising ways.
Still image from The Way Things Go, a landmark 1987 art film.
Sublime Cinema: The Way Things Go
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This landmark art film, influenced by Rube Goldberg's work, orchestrates the interplay of everyday objects and natural phenomena to create a mundane yet simultaneously riveting chain reaction.
Aerial view of a winding road cutting through a patchwork of golden and green fields.
After Dark: Growing Green
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Envision a more sustainable future through new ideas in farming and food. Join a conversation with experts about eco-friendly food systems at our new series Open Question.
A collection of vibrant geometric thought-bubble shapes overlapping one another in beige and earthy tones, with the top one containing a close up of leaves, stems and other organic material.
Open Question: Bioeconomy
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What do sustainable food systems look like?
A dark-haired young girl holds hands with a taller girl with light hair. They're both standing in front of a translucent orb.
Storytime Science for Kids: ExtraOrdinary
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Join us for Storytime Science and enjoy a science-themed storybook read-aloud followed by a related activity geared toward young children (and their grown-ups).
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Daytime Members-Only Hours
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All year long we set aside Sunday mornings for Daytime members—10:00 a.m. to noon is just for you.
A dark-haired young girl holds hands with a taller girl with light hair. They're both standing in front of a translucent orb.
Storytime Science for Kids: ExtraOrdinary
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Join us for Storytime Science and enjoy a science-themed storybook read-aloud followed by a related activity geared toward young children (and their grown-ups).
A couple views two art pieces made of used shoes.
After Dark: See for Yourself
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Be a cloud puppeteer, meet gods and imaginary mythological creatures built from LEGO® pieces, weave with others on a giant loom, and more at ExtraOrdinary!, our fanciful summer exhibition.
NOAA data-collection buoy being hoisted out of San Francisco Bay at the Exploratorium.
Bay Day
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Join scientists and educators as they pull a one-ton data-collection buoy out of the water, and see the aquatic life that has accumulated over the past year.
Silhouettes of people standing at Pier 15, observing the Fog Bridge
After Dark: Rising Sea
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Explore sea level rise through the lens of both art and science!
Insects on a green background.
After Dark: Insectacular
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Come learn about entomology, the benefits of eating insects, and the wonder of the diverse bugs all around us.
Dried insects on leaves and in a serving bowl against a light background.
Pairings: Bugs
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Protein has never tasted so fly! Explore the world of edible insects with scientists and chefs from the Exploratorium.
An Exploratorium engineer shows a visitor around an exhibit.
After Dark: Try for Yourself
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Tinker, touch, notice, play—and prototype! Learn how some of your favorite exhibits came to be, play with brand-new ones before anyone else, and connect with our awesome exhibit engineers.
A collection of geometric thought-bubble shapes overlapping one another in red and yellow tones, with the top one containing a close up of burning flames.
Open Question: Extreme Environments
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How do we manage increasingly severe conditions?
Graphic rendition of a vibrant underwater scene with various colorful fish, coral, and jellyfish.
Wonder Funday
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An epic playdate and vital fundraiser for science education all rolled into one.
A collection of geometric thought-bubble shapes overlapping one another in aqua and green tones, with the top one containing a close up of a digital schematic for an insect.
Open Question: Artificial Intuition
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Can machines act naturally?
A collection of geometric thought-bubble shapes overlapping one another in red and yellow tones, with the top one containing a close up of medical drawing of a human body.
Open Question: Health Tech
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When does tech make us healthier?

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Upcoming and ongoing special collections and exhibitions at the Exploratorium.

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