For Immediate Release:
June 10, 2011
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
Color Fair - August 2011
A culmination of the Exploratorium’s Summer-long Colorfest
Sunday, August 28, 2011
12 noon - 4 pm
As Colorfest draws to a close, the Exploratorium presents an end to this summer-long festival with a chromatically-themed afternoon fair. From noon until 4 p.m. on August 28th, a dazzling Color Fair will feature a rainbow of hands-on science activities, demonstrations and local artisans selling colorful wares. The open-air market ambience of Color Fair takes place outside the museum, near the rotunda of the Palace of Fine Arts, as well as inside the Exploratorium. Live demonstrations will range from the craft of how-to dye fabric by color connoisseurs, chemistry experiments that play with the visible spectrum and much more.
Color Fair will include presentations on fused glass by Sarah Hirneisen, an exploration of color in nature by biologists Ned McAllister and Karen Kalumuck, a marionette show about rainbows by local artist Jane Coates, and much more! The event will also include food sold by local favorites like Kara's Cupcakes and Alicia's Tamales.
Color Fair and Colorfest are included with the price of admission to the Exploratorium.
For more information on the Colorfest schedule of events, buy tickets, shop for a rainbow of color-making items - or just learn more about the spectrum and physics of color perception, visit the Colorfest web site at: http://www.exploratorium.edu/colorfest
Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.
$29 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions.
About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367