Market Days: Patent Pending
Inventions on the Verge of Social Change
Saturday, July 19, 2014 • 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Location: Exploratorium, Pier 15, Plaza
Admission: Free (Market Days is a free outdoor program. Ticket required for museum admission.)
What are inventors devising today that will change the world tomorrow?
Encounter technologies poised to transform our lives for the better. Learn how to garden without soil or grill with a collapsible stove, and find out how fuel-efficient cookstoves are improving health and safety for people in developing nations. See how stem cell research is leading to new therapies for chronic diseases, and meet social entrepreneurs creating everything from bamboo bikes to mushroom-based furniture. Peek into a portable, plant-filtered public urinal, step beneath giant, origami-inspired blooms that respond to your presence, and experiment with 3-D printing to bring your own outsized ideas to life.
Market Days are free, open-air mini-festivals that bring together museum and community scientists, artists, and educators on third Saturdays from June to October. They feature curated art and science demos, hands-on activities, exhibits, and craft displays.
All Power Labs
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
3Doodler and Motors
EZ Farms and Fish
Organic Aquaponic Gardening
The Darfur Stove Project
We Care Solar
With the Exploratorium Teacher Institute
With Exploratorium Biologists