Spontaneous Science Events On City Streets January – March, 2013
On January 2, 2013 the iconic Exploratorium will close its doors at the Palace of Fine Arts in preparation for a move to a new home at Pier 15 on San Francisco’s Embarcadero. Yet, intrepid explorers need not fear – those itching for an Exploratorium-style experience prior to the museum’s opening on April 17, 2013, will have multiple opportunities to play, explore and learn with ongoing activities on the streets throughout San Francisco in the coming months.
From January through March, Exploratorium Explainers will be popping up with cool demonstrations in neighborhoods and key locations throughout San Francisco, to bring the Exploratorium’s signature blend of fun, science and participation to passers-by. It all begins with a Pop Up Processional on January 3rd, the day after the museum closes. Explainers will gather at the Palace of Fine Arts between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m., and gradually make their way across the city, stopping at Fort Mason Green and the Pier 39 area to engage passers by with special activities, before ending at the Exploratorium’s new home at Pier 15 between 2:30 and 3 p.m. True to the nature of all pop up activities, the times and locations will remain fluid, and the Explainers will tweet their locations at http://twitter.com/theexplainers.
Throughout the rest of January, February and March, the Explainers will bring their site-specific activities to key locations throughout San Francisco, such as Union Square, Ghirardelli Square, and Aquatic Park. Donning bright orange vests just as they do at the museum, Exploratorium Explainers will help people trace shadows, observe clouds, or offer up a quick lesson on perception by performing magic tricks. These activities are designed to make people notice and engage with the world around them, and see the everyday world in a whole new way.
Explainers will tweet their locations each week, at http://twitter.com/theexplainers. In January locations will vary throughout San Francisco. In February and March, the Explainers will spend most of their time along the Embarcadero and in front of Pier 15, the Exploratorium’s future home.