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CaptionThe Exploratorium is an experimental hands-on museum designed to spark curiosity – regardless of your age or familiarity with science. With hundreds of exhibits to touch look through pick up and tinker with let curiosity be your compass to endless discoveries! ---- --- --- The Exploratorium was founded in 1969 by Frank Oppenheimer a noted experimental physicist and university professor. He served as the museum’s director until his death in 1985.--- --- --- In 1949 Oppenheimer was forced to resign from his position at the University of Minnesota as a result of inquiry by the House Un-American Activities Committee. He was convinced of the need for public museums to supplement science curricula at all levels. He toured Europe and studied museums on a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1965. Then in 1969 with a $50 000 grant from the San Francisco Foundation the Exploratorium opened at the Palace of Fine Arts --- --- --- The Exploratorium's website is an extension of the experiences on the museum's floor. It provides "real" experiences for online audiences --- --- --- Artist-created wor off-site includes the Wave Organ a unique sonic experience located just past the Golden Gate Yacht Club in the Marina The Tactile Dome [designed by the late August Coppola father of actor Nicholas Cage and brother of director Francis Coppola] a three-dimensional pitch-black labyrinth that visitors must navigate using the sense of touch is still among most popular interactive exhibits decades after being introduced
HeadlineLocated at the Palace of Fine Arts since 1969 -the interactive science museum will move to piers 15 and 17 on the Embarcadero just across from Green St in 2012.
Copyright Noticeexploratorium.edu [award winning web site too!]
Date Created03/24/2006
URLhttp://www.exploratorium.edu/

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