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Rock Climbing with a Physicist

Rock Climbing with a Physicist

February 2, 2013 | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location:  Mission Cliffs (2295 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94110)

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Join the Exploratorium for a thrilling lesson in physics! Learn the intricacies of gravity, balance, and Newton's laws while testing your climbing and belaying skills. New and experienced climbers encouraged to attend. This excursion is exclusively offered to members of the Exploratorium Lab.

The Exploratorium has six main galleries, each focused on a different area of exploration. Common to all are interactive exhibits that reward your attention and give you much to think about. Indulge your curiosity and ask your own questions as you play with the exhibits, and discover new ways to understand how our world works.

The galleries share the floor with our Exhibit Workshop, where our exhibits are researched, developed, and fabricated.

West Gallery

Human Phenomena

Experiment with thoughts, feelings, and social behavior.

South Gallery


Think with your hands.

Central Gallery

Seeing and Listening

Experiment with light and vision, color, sound and hearing, and motion and spatial perception.

East Gallery

Living Systems

Investigate the living world.

Bay Observatory Gallery

Landscape Observation

Explore the local environment.

Outdoor Gallery

Open your senses to this place by the Bay.

Museum Galleries

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