The Exploratorium: Pier 15, San Francisco, CA

Inspiring Explorers
Exploratorium P035
Bruce Damonte

Founded by particle physicist Frank Oppenheimer in 1969, San Francisco’s Exploratorium seeks to change the way the world learns with a focus on self-teaching and exploration. The hands-on science museum features exhibits such as a wind table where visitors can create flying objects; a fog bridge, which creates the mist that frequently envelops the Bay area; and an “Algae Chandelier” where visitors can pump oxygen to nourish tanks of colored algae, also known as phytoplankton.

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