The following information is for events at the Exploratorium in January 2014. For updates visit our calendar page at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar. Images are available upon request.
Explore social boundaries in Ben Levy’s Comfort Zone exhibit during After Dark: Sharing.
Exploratorium Open New Year's Day
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Exploratorium will be open to the public Wednesday, January 1, 2014.
After Dark: Sharing
Thursday, January 2, 2014 • 6:00 –10:00 p.m.
Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events. This month, After Dark: Sharing highlights the phenomena of human interaction, from competition to cooperation. Explore intimacy, movement, and social spaces with choreographer Ben Levy and his LEVYdance ensemble in the museum’s West Gallery, embark on an Instagram photo hunt, give feedback on experimental exhibits about cooperation and negotiation, see StoryCorps animations and learn the finer points of interviewing with StoryCorps staff, make a collaborative ink drawing, and explore the Science of Sharing with Exploratorium social psychologist Hugh McDonald, and much more. Read more.
Saturday Cinema: Holiday Animation
Saturday, January 4, 2014 • noon, 2:00 & 4:00 p.m.
Ring in the New Year with exuberant, unaffected stories of heroism, emotional reactions, and internal conflicts.
Saturday Cinema: Geometry in Motion
Saturday, January 11, 2014 • 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
A moving lens is put on kaleidoscopic transformations, dancing patterns, dramatic narratives, and hypnotic shifts in space in this program featuring a range of animations and hand-crafted masterpieces exploring the limitless potential of geometry.
Off the Screen: Chip Lord City Films
Filmmaker in person
Thursday, January 16th, 2014 • 7 p.m.
Since 1992, video artist and photographer Chip Lord has revisited a series examining city spaces. Often straddling the line between documentary and experimental filmmaking, Lord’s films take a unique approach to exploring what defines a city and the factors influencing the constant transmutations of a place. This program features the premiere of his latest work, Venice Underwater (2013) as well as Une Ville de l'Avenir (2011) set in Paris’ hyper-modern architectural-scapes, and In Transit (2011) an observed video portrait of the spaces of air travel.
Saturday Cinema: Space
Saturday, January 18, 2014 • 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
While technological advances have deepened our scientific understanding of the cosmos, the rich artistic tradition of envisioning what’s out there continues to captivate our imaginations. These films bring inventive narratives and spellbinding visuals to bear on the mysteries of outer space.
Exploratorium Open Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 20, 2014 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Exploratorium will be open to the public Monday, January 20, 2014.
Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman: The Science of Making Color
Thursday, January 23, 2014 • 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 26, 2014 • 2:00 p.m.
Explore ways to make color—from neon signs to oil slicks to rainbows and more. Learn all about light, how it is made and interacts, and take home materials to build your own spectroscope. Read more.
Science of Cocktails
January 24, 2014 • 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate the artistry of mixology, shaken with the science behind the craft, at the Exploratorium’s fourth annual Science of Cocktails. Read more.
Saturday Cinema: Experimental Films for Kids
Saturday, January 25, 2014 • 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
A fun way for the whole family to learn about the mind-expanding potential of alternative cinema, this program features seminal works from the history of avant-garde filmmaking as well as new work exploiting technological and narrative advances.