Explore the creative process behind Theo Jansen’s extraordinary strandbeests—self-propelled creatures made primarily of PVC—during a conversation with the artist and Marina McDougall, Director of the Exploratorium’s Center for Art & Inquiry.
Immerse yourself in the world of Theo Jansen’s strandbeests, and hear photographer Lena Herzog discuss her years documenting their evolution. Explore the math behind their motion, and make some mechanical linkages of your own.
Reinvent your Thursday nights at After Dark. Experience a fascinating array of unique, adult-only programs and events that change each week. Grab dinner by the Bay, play with hundreds of hands-on exhibits, crawl through our pitch-black Tactile Dome, sip cocktails, and explore.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 • 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m
Enjoy these short films inspired by Theo Jansen’s passions and evocative, wind-powered beests. Elemental worlds of evolution, optics, and kinetics are explored through imaginative animations and immersive documentaries.