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Visit the Exploratorium exhibit at Sunday Streets SF

This Sunday, March 20th, from 11am to 4pm, Sunday Streets comes to SF!

Sunday Streets began in Colombia (the event is known there as Ciclovía, or “bike path”). It’s a weekly effort to replace car-choked urban streets with biking and walking avenues – and a fantastically large block party atmosphere. The event is free to the public, and it’s a great way to get some exercise, so get out there! All along Embarcadero, from Fisherman’s Wharf to Mariposa Street (south of AT&T park) will be cordoned off for biking, walking, and all manner of community-driven events.

Sponsors include the Exploratorium and the California Academy of Sciences, so you can get your science fix while you’re there. In addition to a tent full of interactive exhibits, the Exploratorium will also be showing off the work in progress on the new facility between Piers 15 and 17. The new Observatory Workshop at Pier 3 will also be open to the public.

If you can’t make it this weekend, there will be several other Sunday Streets this year, so check out their website for dates and more information.

Design Squad Nation Ingenuity Day

In the continuing theme of “Inspire Your Kids To Be Engineers”, may I present: the Design Squad Nation Ingenuity Day at the Lawrence Hall of Science! Design Squad Nation is a newly-premiered PBS Kids show based on the previous PBS reality show, Design Squad. Both are aimed at giving engineering a positive PR boost –

Exploratorium: After Dark

Have you been to a science museum lately? It probably reminded you that the word ‘science’ is a front for the words ‘curiosity’ and ‘wonder’. But you might have run into one small problem – make that a hundred small problems: the kids.

Of course we don’t begrudge children a chance to explore their world and get their science on. You might even be keen on letting your own kids loose inside the Exploratorium or the Cal Academy. The exhibits are designed to be hands on – you can generate your own smoke signals, or make a drop of water levitate. But let’s be honest: unless you’re a colossal jerk, it’s really hard to barge your way past a bunch of children to get your hands on some of these amazing toys.

Enter Exploratorium: After Dark. Like Cal Academy’s NightLife, After Dark is an adults-only event centered around a theme, filled with curious adults such as yourself and plenty of drinks to be purchased at the bar.