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Exploratorium at the Piers:  A Joint Effort (Clip)
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00:04:17
The Exploratorium’s new home has an ace up its sleeve for the next big earthquake—a single seismic joint, 300 feet long and two feet wide, will isolate the entire pier structure from the rest of San Francisco. Watch here as the bulkhead at Pier 15 is readied for the installation of the seismic joint.

Project: Exploratorium at the Piers | Browse All

Date: November 20, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: exploratorium, pier 15, earthquake, engineering, construction, port of san francisco, cutting concrete, seismic joint


Exploratorium History:  Shaping the Exploratorium (Clip)
Running Time:
00:28:00
In this historical video from 1996, which was originally made for a museum floor installation, we learn about both the Palace of Fine Arts and the roots of the Exploratorium. This piece mixes footage from films in the Exploratorium's collection and interviews with historians, architects, and museum staff.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: November 6, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics, Art, History

Keywords: palace of fine arts, history, 1915, panama pacific exposition, bernard maybeck, architecture, public space, exploratorium, exhibits, exhibit development, art, artists, scientists, frank oppenheimer


Exploratorium History:  Live at Exploratorium Compilation (1997) (Clip)
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00:08:22
In 1997, the Exploratorium opened the Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio on the museum floor, linking Internet users to live museum events and to live events at remote locations. In this video you can explore the early days of webcasting at the Exploratorium.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: November 1, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: exploratorium, webcast, history, space, biology, live


Miscellaneous:  Thomas Dolby: She Blinded Me WIth Science (Clip)
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00:04:50
Thomas Dolby performs his famous hit "She Blinded Me With Science" in the Exploratorium's webcasting studio.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: October 24, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art

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Miscellaneous:  Impressions of Life Sciences at the Exploratorium (Clip)
Running Time:
00:02:48
Riotously colorful bacteria and mobile mosses meet carnivorous plants and rotting carcasses in this impressionistic journey through the Life Sciences area at the Exploratorium.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: October 18, 2012
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): life sciences/biology

Keywords: exploratorium, life science, life sciences, biology, exhibits, exhibit, biology exhibit, biology exhibits, bugs, termites, decay, microscope, microscopes


Science in the City:  The Brew Lab (Clip)
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00:04:45
How do brewers turn a handful of simple ingredients into the frothy, delicious beverage we call beer? Patrick Horn and Bryan Hermannsson from San Francisco’s Pacific Brewing Lab take us inside their testing facility and show us how a new beer is born.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: October 10, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry, General Science

Keywords: beer, brewing, microbrewery, yeast


Science in the City:  Altamont Wind Farms (Clip)
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00:07:03
Southeast of San Francisco, on the way out to California's Central Valley, thousands of wind turbines dot the landscape of Altamont Pass. Mounted both in rows and individually, machines with large propellers catch the wind, turning round and round at different speeds. Learn how wind energy is generated and stored for use in this most peculiar area, and its impact on living things both near and far.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: September 12, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: science in the city, series, episode, wind, wind energy, turbines, propellers, alternative energy, fuel, storage, birds, wind farms, altamont pass


After Dark:  Mars (Clip)
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00:01:56
At our last After Dark in our current home, the theme was Mars! On display the museum has a full-scale model of the Mars rover Curiosity, which arrived on the red planet Sunday, August 5. At After Dark, we had Martians, robots, and extraterrestrials in the crowd! There were Martian themed lectures, a live webcast, and activities like the Egg Drop, where visitors practiced landing a homemade Rover safely onto the ground. Red skies at night offer fun and delight.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: August 24, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: curiosity, exploratorium, mars, mission, nasa, rover, landing, after dark


Return to Mars:  Seeing Like a Rover (Clip)
Running Time:
00:43:41
How do you work with a robot millions of miles away to make scientific discoveries on a planet you've never set foot on? How do scientists and engineers begin to "see like a rover"- and what can this tell us about who we are as meaning-making creatures? Find out how, by studying the team behind the rover mission, we learn about more than just the surface of Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 17, 2012
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, rover, nasa, curiosity, mission, exploratorium, landing, janet vertesi


Return to Mars:  Reggie Watts performing at the Exploratorium (Clip)
Running Time:
00:07:53
Watch as comedian/musician Reggie Watts improvises an ending to the Mars webcast on August 9th, 2012.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 10, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art, astronomy, general science

Keywords: mars, reggie watts, jpl, mars rover, curiosity, jet propulsion laboratory, nasa, landing, spacecraft, robot, geology, space, msl, mars science laboratory


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