Explorables: Handmade Science

Saturday, July 16, 2016 • 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Exploratorium, Pier 15, Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery

Included with museum admission.

All Ages

Get a sense of balance from these inventive activities.

Tops come in all shapes and sizes. Use a variety of building materials to experiment with different spins in this classic Exploratorium activity.

Find the center of gravity on a wooden dowel suspended from a string, then add more dowels and decorations to the balance. This activity was inspired by Exploratorium founder Frank Oppenheimer’s Finding Balance exhibit.

Balancing Birds
Design your own bird with paper and scissors, then balance its beak on your finger.

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.