Saturday, August 13, 2016 • 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
Explore the poetry of mechanical motion with a series of cinematic portraits capturing the inner workings of various automated machines, from industrial glass bottle-makers to whimsical kinetic sculptures.
Come take a close look at the critters and seaweed that colonize the bottom of the buoy. We’ll have microscopes, hand lenses and activities that get you up close and personal with the animals and plants that call San Francisco Bay their home.
We’re taking the movies outdoors. This shorts program, inspired by Theo Jansen’s work, features a imaginative creatures and inventions that embody a larger-than-life attitude. Join us for cartoonish destruction, mechanical mayhem, and absurd inventions that are too big for the building.
Join the Chief Scientist for the Independence mission, Dr. James Delgado, Director of NOAA's Maritime Heritage Program in the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, for a preview of the expedition and discussion of the history and archaeology of America's first atomic weapons test.
On August 18, the Exploratorium Lab will take on the Hive from California Academy of Sciences in a fun-filled evening of friendly competition. After going head-to-head in science-focused pub trivia, all attendees are welcome to explore the Exploratorium’s After Dark programming, including an outdoor screening of strandbeest-related films.
Join us in person or online for a live chat with scientists and educators on board the Exploration Vessel Nautilus as it uses an ROV (remotely-operated vehicle) to explore the ocean floor just offshore from the Bay Area.