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 learning, teaching, and interacting with the world around us. (It's also poised to be the first net energy zero museum in the world.) While his brother Robert is better known (for being the father of the atomic bomb), Frank was an inspired physicist in his own right — also aiding the Manhattan Project. His legacy of redefining education has made him synonymous with the Exploratorium, and in turn, the Exploratorium has become synonymous with celebrating science and... More >>>
The new Exploratorium expands its programming and encourages more interaction between the public and the artists and scientists behind the exhibits.