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Exploratorium by Jon Boorstin
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Commissioned by founder Frank Oppenheimer, this film was intended as a promotion of both the Exploratorium and our innovative, hands-on approach to learning.
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After Dark: Simple Machines
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Explore the science behind simple machines by playing with kinetic gadgets, pendulums, and other mechanical marvels tonight. Then hear from our artist in residence Catie Cuan.
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Storytime Science for Kids: March Mathness
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Join us at noon and 2:00 p.m. for Storytime Science! Have fun with math through a storybook read-aloud and hands-on activity.
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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: March Mathness
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Join us at noon and 2:00 p.m. for Storytime Science! Have fun with math through a storybook read-aloud and hands-on activity.
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After Dark: Living Systems
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Explore how awesome and surprising human cells can be tonight! Observe 20 sculptural portraits made from the same person’s DNA information and sync your heartbeat to the living heart cells in our lab.
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Xeno in Vivo
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This world premiere investigates xenotransplantation—in which an organ is transplanted into a human from another animal—and brings the words of scientists and archaeologists to life in song.
A procession at the pier led by a dark-haired woman holding up a red, white, and blue flag with Pi on it
Pi (π) Day
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Join us on March 14th (3/14) to commemorate the irrational, transcendent, and never-ending ratio that helps describe circles of all sizes.
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After Dark: Math Curious
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Keep the fun going this Pi Day after dark! Learn the mathematically optimal way to slice a pie. Witness an amazing math phenomenon at Pi Toss, and calculate square roots with some help from gravity.
Director's Circle Dinner 2024
Director's Circle Dinner 2024
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The 2024 Director’s Circle Dinner will feature a thought-provoking conversation about the Oppenheimer legacy and complex moral issues facing STEM today.
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Eclipse Viewing Party 2024
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Join us for an eclipse watch party! View live telescope images from Texas and Mexico. Get free eclipse glasses while supplies last.
May Is for Members
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We wouldn't be here without our members, and May is when we make sure you know it!
Phenomena(l) Ball 2024
Phenomena(l) Ball
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Join us for our most over-the-top fundraiser—an immersive celebration of spectacular phenomena!
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Science of Cocktails
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Don’t miss the best after-party in the city, Science of Cocktails.
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ExtraOrdinary!
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See ordinary become extraordinary! Six artists transform everyday things into stunning installations.
Retro science designs for the Wonder Funday event
Wonder Funday
Wonder Funday is an epic playdate and vital fundraiser for science education all rolled into one. Enjoy time with loved ones while supporting free field trips to the Exploratorium for Title I schools.
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