Explorables: Handmade Science

Paper Planes

Saturday, March 19, 2016 • 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Exploratorium, Pier 15, Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio

Included with museum admission.

All Ages

Join Explorables for a classic activity exploring aerodynamics.

Paper Planes
Paper planes come in all shapes and sizes and range from having simple to complex designs. Experiment to find out which designs fly the farthest or perform the best tricks.


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.