Exploratorium opens new outdoor exhibit

March 16, 2009 5:02:02 PM PDT
Nick Smith and a group of students from around the Bay Area discover a new world at the Exploratorium at Fort Mason Center!

About the new exhibit:
Did you know that you can use the Golden Gate Bridge as a thermometer? Or that flags flying at different heights along the San Francisco skyline might double as a wind observatory? A new Outdoor Exploratorium features a collection of 20 brand-new outdoor interactive artful science exhibits and artworks. Visitors can find the Outdoor Exploratorium at Fort Mason between San Francisco's Aquatic Park and the Marina District, beginning in mid-March 2009. Dotted along the waterfront at Fort Mason Center and in the adjoining 55-acre National Park of Upper Ft. Mason, these exhibits harness the wind, the waves, marine life, and the man-made and natural environments in this urban waterfront site. The Outdoor Exploratorium is for noticing and learning, a place to deepen understanding of the natural world, and an opportunity to apply the scientific principles of observation and experimentation to the outdoors -- all for free.

More info: http://press.exploratorium.edu/the-outdoor-exploratorium