Saturday, October 1, 2016 • Noon–3:00 p.m., talks begin at 2:00 p.m.
Demonstrations and conversations with scientists and others who are exploring Bay ecosystems. Learn about the seldom seen marine species that have found a niche in the Bay, and what’s being done to preserve them.
Exploratorium Artist-in-Residence Nina Katchadourian will describe her two-year process of investigating themes of memory, patience, and boredom; culminating in the new work Floater Theater debuting at the museum this week.
Join urban designers Gabriel Kaprielian and Nate Kauffman for a discussion of how we can use speculative design to facilitate more productive discussions about the future, and how we can envision a more resilient and sustainable Bay Area.
What’s your favorite superpower? Shapeshifting? Teleportation? Explore the extraordinary abilities of insects, plants, fungi, and microscopic creatures, and learn how humans exceed their capabilities through training or technology. Also experience our Tactile Dome, exhibits, and demonstrations.
Thursday, October 13 • Noon–3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Visit the Field Lab and explore the dynamics of the San Francisco Bay. From the critters that live in the tidelands to the impacts of rising seas to the regional policies and projects that will help us adapt to the effects of climate change, the Field Lab will engage the public in understanding our tidelands.
Join Academy and Tony award-winning playwright Tom Stoppard and A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff in conversation with Exploratorium Executive Associate Director Robert Semper. Also tonight, at Pairings: The Great Pumpkin, explore traditional indigenous foodways surrounding pumpkins with ethnobotanist Enrique Salmón.