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Exploratorium Beginnings (Clip)
Date: November 14, 2004
Running Time: 00:03:25

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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.
This collection of individual programs tells a wide range of stories, reflecting the diverse interests of the Exploratorium community.

Upcoming

01:30:00
Miscellaneous - FACTS: French Ameri-Can Climate Talks (Webcast)
9/8/2015   Time: 7:00 PM PDT
Join us for an intriguing evening of discussion about climate change and technology. The French ...
 
00:10:00
Science in the City - San Francisco Water Works (Clip)
9/9/2015   
The drinking water provided for San Francisco and many nearby communities is among the purest i ...

Featured

00:20:00
After Dark - Photography: Cameras and the Geometry of Vision (Clip)
5/12/2015   
As cameras became more sophisticated, so too did our understanding of projective geometry. In this ...
 
00:25:00
Resonance - Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Bernie Krause: Performance (Clip)
3/26/2015   
This newly added Resonance event highlights an emerging collaboration between one of balletís m ...
 
00:06:00
Science in the City - Guide Dogs (Clip)
3/11/2015   
Navigating bustling city streets can be a challenge for anyone at times. Can you imagine crossi ...
 
00:30:00
Rosetta Mission - Philae has Landed! (Webcast)
11/14/2014   
Join us for a live webcast with senior scientist Paul Doherty to discuss breaking news about ...
 
00:02:37
Arts at the Exploratorium - Bob Miller - Light Walk (1982) (Clip)
10/21/2014   
Light Walk captures former Exploratorium artist and "natural philosopher" Bob Miller (1935 ...

Recent

00:02:41
After Dark - Extended Cinemas 2015 (Clip)
8/27/2015   
Immerse yourself in visual storytelling that extends the possibilities of cinema. See aspects o ...
 
00:06:30
Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality - 1998 Live from Aruba (Clip)
8/26/2015   
On February 26, 1998, a total solar eclipse darkened skies in a swath stretching from the Pacific O ...
 
00:05:00
Science in the City - Whales Washed Ashore on Northern California Beaches (Clip)
8/11/2015   
A dozen whales, different species and ages, have washed up recently on nearly 300 miles of ...
 
00:08:23
Miscellaneous - Kocaeli Science Center (Clip)
8/5/2015   
Exploratorium Global Studios worked with T‹BITAK, the Scientific and Technological Research Cou ...
 
00:24:00
Iron Science Teacher - Summer 2015: Air (Webcast)
7/20/2015   
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete ...