Saturday Cinema: Exploratorium!

Saturday, August 30, 2014 • 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.

Exploratorium Pier 15, Kanbar Forum

Included with museum admission.

All Ages

Join us for a glimpse of the Exploratorium’s early years with the 1974 film Exploratorium. Commissioned by founder Frank Oppenheimer, the film was intended as a promotion of both the Exploratorium and its innovative, hands-on approach to learning. Inspired by the museum’s philosophies, filmmaker Jon Boorstin took a non-traditional route, creating a tone poem of space in motion foregrounded by exhibits and visitor interactions highlighting innovation and wonder.  

When the Exploratorium was preparing to settle into its new home at Pier 15, a massive exhibit rehabilitation project was undertaken, and many exhibits seen in the film have returned to the floor. Exploratorium was recently preserved by the Academy Film Archive through a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

Exploratorium (1974, 15 min.) by Jon Boorstin