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Seductive Spices and Intriguing Herbs at Exploratorium Market Days

For Immediate Release:
September 01, 2013

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Seductive Spices and Intriguing Herbs at Exploratorium Market Days

Series of free, open-air, mini-festivals at Pier 15 continues September 21, 2013

Celebrate the harvest season with a piquant exploration of salt, spices and herbs at Exploratorium Market Days: Savor Faire on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 11am-3pm. At this free, outdoor event on the public plaza at Pier 15, visitors will take a journey of the senses—wandering through an exotic array of colors, aromas, textures and activities that explore the complex realm of these plant- and mineral-based substances, many of which have helped to shape human history. Discover the historical uses of herbs, and trace the geographic origins of common culinary spices. Find out how compounds in spices and herbs have been used as chemical weapons, and as healing agents. Watch artists create intricate artworks out of spices, herbs and leaves. Learn about a local saltworks, create a salt painting, or discover the science behind pickling. It's a day of sensory exploration that will uncover the science and seductive power behind common culinary seasonings.

Just a short walk from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, Exploratorium Market Days is a juicy series of free Exploratorium programs for all ages on San Francisco’s Embarcadero. Scientists, artists, and educators join together to present an abundant bazaar of delicious new ideas and activities for all ages in the Exploratorium’s public plaza at Pier 15 on the third Saturday of each month through October, 2013. From startling encounters with cutting-edge technology to sensory explorations of spices and herbs, Exploratorium Market Days is a free, fun way to explore the bounty of technology, creativity and innovation that the Bay Area has to offer.

Exploratorium Market Days is on the third Saturday of each month through October 2013. Events are from 11:00am-3:00pm in the free public plaza in front of Pier 15. Admission to the museum is $25 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Advance tickets are available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets

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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