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Exploratorium: Hand Made Science

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Looking for something to do with your kids or grand kids on the weekend? Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 19th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. On that day head out to the Exploratorium, S.F. on Pier 15. Buy tickets for entrance to the museum, then head over to the Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio and experiment with Chromatography, Spectroscopes, and Glove-A- Phones.

Huh? Yeah, I know! That's what I said. Working with the Explorables, a highly skilled, dedicated team of volunteers, you use everyday materials to create models and other tools for exploring the world around us. This drop-in workshop mixes classic activities with open-ended investigations, encouraging participants to follow their hunches to A-HA moments of scientific insights.

Don't worry about packing anything, except maybe lunch, because all the materials you'll need are provided. Best of all, you get to keep and take home whatever you make!!!

Explorables has been offering "science to go" since 1990.

Well, heck, as long as you're there, might as well make it a day and after the workshop, go visit some of the other exhibits and displays. There is so much to see and do there, you don't have to worry about getting bored or wearing out the fun. You'll never see everything in one day, so don't worry about not being able to go back to the Exploratorium 'cause you've "been there, done that." You'll probably want to go back anyway to revisit some of your favorite exhibits. And everything is constantly changing anyway, so when you do go back, some of the exhibits you saw before will have gone through a metamorphoses, and other new ones will have appeared.

Tickets are $15.00 for non members, $10.00 for members, and lab members get in free.

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