Investigate forces shaping the City, Bay, and region. Watch shifting winds and tides, reveal hidden life, shake a bridge, observe human behavior, and find new ways to notice the places we inhabit.
Read the Curators' Statement.
An annual program of large-scale temporary artworks for the public space.
Listen to a 27-foot-tall harp that's strummed by the wind
Get an upside-down, pedal-powered view of the scenery
Explore four beautiful and telling types of Bay sediment
Crank a bike pedal to send a rope dancing.
A cylindrical mirror and a circular bench make for visual fun.
The color of the water changes. What’s affecting it today?
Climb around in a twisting mathematical topology.
Pick a rainstorm to experience, from mist to driving rain.
Floating orange arrows vividly show the direction of tidal flow.
Watch steel rust—and see its power.
Wind patterns are made visible by a column of red arrows.
Shadows shift as this house slowly rotates.
Explore the structure of our Bay’s two most famous bridges.
Watch as white rings disappear into the Bay’s soupy water.
Pier 15(Embarcadero at Green Street)San Francisco, CA 94111(415) 528-4444
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