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Exploratorium To Cut Staff Due To Poor Attendance

August 16, 2013 | 8:30 am

Exploratorium To Cut Staff Due To Poor Attendance

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San Francisco’s Exploratorium, which recently moved to spanking new digs at Pier 15 on the Embarcadero, is laying off 18 percent of its staff because of low attendance. The San Francisco Chronicle says that the acclaimed science museum will cut 80 of its 435 paid positions four months after moving to its waterfront location. Museum […]

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Teachers, Students Explore New Science Standards Likely Coming by 2015

July 10, 2013 | 1:30 pm

Teachers, Students Explore New Science Standards Likely Coming by 2015

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It’s been 15 years since California adopted a new set of science standards for students from kindergarten through high school. Since then scientists have mapped out the human genome, documented the impact of climate change and landed a rover on Mars. But some kids say their science classes are stuck in the past. “I feel […]

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Three Things to Know About the New Exploratorium

April 16, 2013 | 5:12 pm

Three Things to Know About the New Exploratorium

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The Exploratorium is opening on Wednesday at Pier 15. The new $300 million location, a restored pier, is three times the size of the old one, and it’s a state-of-the-art green building, outfitted with solar panels and a heating and cooling system that uses water from San Francisco Bay. So what should you know before you […]

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Pi Day? Here Are 3.14159265359 Reasons to Celebrate in San Francisco

March 13, 2013 | 11:24 am

Pi Day? Here Are 3.14159265359 Reasons to Celebrate in San Francisco

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By Sean Greene The biggest math- and pastry-themed party in San Francisco is Pi Day at the Exploratorium. They’ll have the Pi Procession around the Pi Shrine, pi lectures — and actual pie. Ron Hipschman of the Exploratorium said Pi Day got started in 1988 when Larry Shaw, the “Prince of Pi” and now-retired physicist at […]

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Exploratorium Counting Down Final Days at Palace of Fine Arts Before April Move

December 24, 2012 | 8:37 am

Exploratorium Counting Down Final Days at Palace of Fine Arts Before April Move

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SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) After decades of educating students, tourists and Bay Area residents about the wacky ways of biology, physics, chemistry and more, the Exploratorium will be closing its doors at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco at the start of the new year. The interactive science museum, located at 3601 Lyon St., […]

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April 25, 2011 | 11:17 am

Video: San Francisco Made Out of 100,000+ Toothpicks

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If you’ve never seen ping pong balls rolling through a miniature San Francisco made out of 100,000 toothpicks, you’re about to… Scott Weaver’s Rolling through the Bay from Learning Studio on Vimeo. More on the sculpture and artist Scott Weaver at the Rolling Through the Bay web site. Here are photos of some of the […]

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