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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Geometry Playground--last chance to play for free!

Hey everyone!  Lisa here again.  Most of you know the Exploratorium in San Francisco is free the first Weds. of each month.  But while researching online today, I realized that they are having what looks like a really cool geometry exhibit that will only be around until the 6th--so Weds. the 1st of Sept. is the last chance to see it for free.  And any exhibit that is considered worth the expense of touring must be pretty cool!  So we are going that day--another good reason is that we try to choose months to attend the free days when there will not be as many school groups attending, as they make the exhibits crowded (although they also tend to leave at lunchtime).   



When Ongoing through Monday, September 6, 2010


Where Exploratorium

Event Type Art Event, Special Program

Museum Area Skylight area - Please note that during this time, the Playlab will be closed and will reopen in the Fall.

Cost Included in the price of general admission

Website www.exploratorium.edu…

Geometry Playground Opens June 25


Through September 6, 2010


And Then Travels Nationally

The word “geometry” might dredge up sweaty-palm memories of classrooms, textbooks, and trying to calculate the volume of a cube. But what if geometry instead meant climbing inside cool, giant 3D shapes, or watching yourself in a big curved mirror as you try to play hopscotch? It turns out that seeing things, moving things, and fitting things together are all ways of exploring geometry. And since we’re talking Exploratorium, this exhibition is one where geometry is based on action! Sometimes you’ll use your hands, other times your entire body. And always your brain. Geometry Playground, developed by the Exploratorium over the past three years, includes over twenty exhibits and specially commissioned artworks. It travels to Minneapolis, San Diego, and to other cities nationally. Geometry Playground is made possible by the National Science Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The exhibition is included in the price of admission.

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