Explorables: Handmade Science

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

Exploratorium, Pier 15, Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio

Included with museum admission.

All Ages

Join us for three classic activities exploring motion.

Climbing Bear
This classic toy never gets old. Use friction to make your bear climb up a string.

Spinning Disk
Pull the string toward you to make the disk whirl around. How fast can you make it go?

Jitter Critter
Explore the classic oscillating woodpecker toy with just a dowel and a wire. Watch your critter descend down the pole! Explore the physics of friction, impact, and dynamics in the simple to create activity.


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.