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February events at the Exploratorium

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January 09, 2014

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February events at the Exploratorium

The following information is for events at the Exploratorium in February 2014. For updates visit our calendar page at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar. Images are available upon request.
Video artist Anne McGuire (above) and collagist Wobbly (Jon Leidecker), are collectively The Freddy McGuire Show. They perform February 13, 2014 in the third installment of the Exploratorium's Resonance music series.

Saturday Cinema: Gyre: Creating Art from a Plastic Ocean a copresentation with the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival 
Saturday, February 1, 2014
1 p.m. Screening and talk with photographer Kip Evans 

2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Transform debris into art in this hands-on workshop with artist Claudio Garzón
A screening of Gyre: Creating Art from a Plastic Ocean will be followed by a discussion of the Gyre Expedition with photographer Kip Evans, as well as a hands-on art workshop with Los Angeles-based artist Claudio Garzón. Read more. 

Groundhog Day—Free Day!

Sunday, February 2, 2014 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Come visit us on February 2 (Groundhog Day) when we open our doors to the public for free. Learn more about our Free Access Program and see a list of free days in 2014.

After Dark: Sexplorations
Thursday, February 6, 2014 • 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Ages 18 and up.

Peek into the whys and hows of sex across myriad life forms and discover some of the surprising ways nature brings sperm and eggs together. Read more. 

Saturday Cinema: Teachers Institute Film Festival
Saturday, February 8, 2014  • 11 a.m
.2 p.m.
Now in its 17th iteration, the Exploratorium Teachers Institute Film Festival dives into the deluge of educational, experimental, and outright fun visual content illuminating the principles of science.  

Resonance: The Freddy McGuire Show

Thursday, February 13, 2014 • 7:00 p.m.

Join video artist Anne McGuire and collagist Wobbly (Jon Leidecker), collectively the Freddy McGuire Show, as they present a performance that's part Hollywood musical, part documentary, part horror film, and part nature study. Read more. 

Explorables: Handmade Science

Saturday, February 15, 2014 • 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Use everyday materials to do Flash Pickling and make Paper Rockets. All materials provided; take what you make. Read more. 

Saturday Cinema: Lovesick Cinema

Saturday, February 15, 2014 •1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

Continue the contemplation of infatuation during in this cinematic celebration of love in all its forms. These family friendly animations and short films take artistic glimpses at relationships that define our lives, from the familial to the romantic.

Exploratorium Open Presidents' Day

Monday, February 17, 2014 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The Exploratorium will be open to the public Monday, February 17, 2014.

Off the Screen: Caroline Martel’s Wavemakers
Thursday, February 20th, 2014  7 p.m.
Filmmaker in person and post-screening Ondes Martenot demonstration.
Developed in the nascence of electronic instruments, the Ondes Martenot, characterized by a fragile and intricate design, produces a wholly unique and deeply evocative sound that transfixes musicians and listeners alike.  Filmmaker Caroline Martel pursues the lingering legacy, mystery, and reimaging of the Ondes Martenot in her new work Wavemakers

Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman: The Science of Mixing Color

Sunday, February 23, 2014 • 2:00 p.m.
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Thursday, February 27, 2014 • 7:00 p.m. 
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Are the primary colors really red, yellow, and blue? How can you get yellow from mixing red and green together? Bring your most colorful questions to this vivid presentation. 

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.

Getting Here
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.

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