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Exploratorium's free day is also Pi Day

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On Friday, March 14th 2014, it is an Exploratorium admission FREE day!!! That alone should be enough to pack up the kids (or a friend, or a sweetheart) and head down to Pier 15 in San Francisco. But that's not all !!! It is also the museum's celebration of Pi Day. The museum opens from 10 AM to 5 PM, but Pi Day events are from 1 PM to 3:30 PM.

"So what the heck is Pi Day?" you ask. Well, it's a mathematical holiday started by the Exploratorium and celebrated by numbers lovers everywhere. It honors the neverending number 3.14159..., and is also Albert Einstein's birthday. Exploratorium will serve up pi themed activities, rituals, antics, and plenty of pi, er, pie!!! See what's so special about this mathematical constant, and take your decimal place in the annual march to the Pi Shrine.

From 1 to 3:30 PM are Pi Activities in the Central Gallery with the Explorables and the Explainers.

Pizza Pie Dough Tossing in the Outdoor Gallery with Pasquale's Pizzeria

NanoJems: Million Digits of Pi in the East Corridor

At 1:15 PM is Why Pi? in the Phyllis C Wattis Webcam Studio with Ron Hipschman and Lori Lambertson

At 1:30 PM the Pi Procession gathers in the Outdoor Gallery

At 1:45 PM the Pi Procession Begins

At 1:59, PM the Pi Procession Arrives at the Pi Shrine in the Public Plaza

At 2:15 PM the PIE is Served in the Outdoor Gallery

At 2:30 PM is Cinema Arts: Seeing Circles in the Kanbar Forum

Sounds like a lot of fun, but keep in mind it's a FREE day, so it's bound to be crowded, and there is limited capacity to all of these events so it's a first come first served basis. Also, Food and Drink are not allowed in the Galleries, so if you have a hot dog in hand, finish it quick and get in there !!!

Have fun everyone!

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