Market Days: Patent Pending

Inventions on the Verge of Social Change

Saturday, July 19, 2014 • 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Exploratorium, Pier 15, Plaza

Free (Market Days is a free outdoor program. Ticket required for museum admission.)

All Ages

What are inventors devising today that will change the world tomorrow?

Encounter technologies poised to transform our lives for the better. Learn how to garden without soil or grill with a collapsible stove, and find out how fuel-efficient cookstoves are improving health and safety for people in developing nations. See how stem cell research is leading to new therapies for chronic diseases, and meet social entrepreneurs creating everything from bamboo bikes to mushroom-based furniture. Peek into a portable, plant-filtered public urinal, step beneath giant, origami-inspired blooms that respond to your presence, and experiment with 3-D printing to bring your own outsized ideas to life.

Market Days are free, open-air mini-festivals that bring together museum and community scientists, artists, and educators on third Saturdays from June to October. They feature curated art and science demos, hands-on activities, exhibits, and craft displays.


All Power Labs


3-D Printing

Calfee Design
Bamboo Bikes

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

3Doodler and Motors

Exploratorium Store

EZ Farms and Fish
Organic Aquaponic Gardening

Foldhaus Collective
Blumen Lumen



Potential Energy
The Darfur Stove Project


SeaGlass Restaurant
The Anti-Griddle

Siege Stoves
Collapsible Stoves

We Care Solar
Solar Suitcase


Exhibit Prototypes
With the Exploratorium Teacher Institute

Adjustable Plaything

Coupled Pendulums

HeLa Cells
With Exploratorium Biologists

Shoe Tester