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00:57:36
Originally produced for NOVA in 1982, Jon Else's film takes a look behind the scenes at the Exploratorium. The film follows the development of three exhibits from prototype to museum floor. Palace of Delights won a Cine Golden Eagle Award and was shown at the International Film and Television Festival of New York.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: November 14, 2004
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): History, Physics, Art
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00:13:01
A collection of random quotes by Exploratorium founder, Dr.Frank Oppenheimer.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: November 14, 2004
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): History, Physics
Running Time:
00:03:25
In this short film Frank Oppenheimer gives us some of his visions for what he is creating in the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts. This film dates back to 1969, the year that the Exploratorium was founded.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: November 14, 2004
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): History, Physics, Art
Running Time:
00:15:19
Jon Boorstin's 1974 film, Exploratorium, was nominated for the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject. This film explores the museum through imagery and sound, without a narrative voice-over.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: November 14, 2004
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): History, Physics, Art
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Shortly after Frank Oppenheimer's death, Exploratorium staff share their experiences working with Frank, and tell us why staff retention at the Exploratorium was never an issue.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: November 14, 2004
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): History, Art, Physics
Running Time:
00:03:43
The sun holds an honored place in the lives of Southwestern Native Americans. Hear insights into the importance of the sun from Dr. Shelly Valdez, educator at Laguna Pueblo; Dr. Isabel Hawkins, solar researcher at UC Berkeley; and Andrew Garcia Sr., coordinator of Tewa dancers.

Project: Ancient Observatories: Chaco Canyon | Browse All

Date: October 7, 2004
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology/Earth Science, History
Running Time:
00:27:05
Paul Doherty and Ron Hipschman discuss some of Saturn's interesting history.

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: August 21, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, History
Running Time:
0:56:50
Find out how yeast performs its biochemical transformation of a bit of flour and water into crusty, delicious bread. Explore the history of breadmaking around the world, and learn how bread has come to occupy such a central place in the cuisines of many nations. We'll bake some bread in our studio kitchen, play with yeast and glutens in our lab, and share recipes.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking | Browse All

Date: January 18, 2003
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Chemistry, History
Running Time:
1:03:23
On May 13, 2000, we peeked under the wrappings of an Egyptian mummy from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. A live video link connected us to the imaging center at UC San Francisco. Radiologist Dr. Henry Goldberg and Fine Arts museum conservator Lesley Bone guided us through the CT scan and helped to interpret the findings.

Project: Revealing Bodies | Browse All

Date: May 13, 2000
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): History, Medicine