Explorables: Handmade Science

Far Out Corners

Saturday, December 6, 2014 • 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Exploratorium, Pier 15, Central Gallery

Included with museum admission.

All Ages

Far Out Corners is an Exploratorium exhibit created by artist Bob Miller (1935–2007) and inspired by the Necker cube, an illusion created by a two-dimensional drawing of cubes that can be interpreted as either concave or convex. While the actual corners in this exhibit are concave, the manner in which the piece is lit encourages the eye to perceive the cubes as solid. Construct your own Far Out Corners with Explorables using everyday materials and simple lighting.


Use everyday materials to create models and other tools for exploring the world around us. Run by a highly skilled, dedicated team of volunteers, these drop-in workshops mix classic activities with open-ended investigations, encouraging participants to follow their hunches to aha moments of scientific insight.

All materials provided; take what you make.

Explorables has been offering science to go since 1990.