Explorables: Inflatable Origami

Saturday, June 9, 2018 • 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Bechtel Gallery 3

Included with museum admission.

Note: Capacity is very limited; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Inflatable Origami

Origami is an ancient Japanese art form of paper folding that has become the foundation for technically advanced engineering systems such as automobile airbags and solar panels onboard spacecrafts. By folding a square piece of paper, you can transform it into 3-D geometric objects or animal forms. Come and explore how simple folds can turn paper into so many different things.


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.