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News, Museum of the Uncommon Mind: The New Exploratorium Gets Wilder and Darker

Museum of the Uncommon Mind: The New Exploratorium Gets Wilder and Darker

On April 17, the new Exploratorium opens on Pier 15, boasting 330,000 square feet of metaphysical playgrounds and more than 600 exhibits — both indoor and outside — that serve as a testament to founder Frank Oppenheimer's experimental stance on…
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Calendar, Night&Day Last Chance!

Last Chance!

The Embarcadero has seen a fair bit of controversy in recent years. There were tense negotiations over how much leeway the city would give the America’s Cup race, a downright nasty political fight over the 8 Washington project, and now…
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Calendar, Night&Day Let's Be Frank

Let's Be Frank

For the last 100 days, the Exploratorium has posted pictures and quotes by particle physicist Frank Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer wasn’t routinely pithy, but his curiosity, wonder, and brilliance shine through, as does his compassion for the human experience. In K.C. Cole’s…
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Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Robotics enthusiasts from around the world are converging on Fort Mason to beat the crankcase oil out of each other. Founded two years ago as the brainchild of Marin County resident Marc Thorpe, the cyber-era jousting tournament known as Robot…
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