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      Exploratorium Living Innovation Zone (LIZ)September 5, 2013
      Other Outdoors
      • San Francisco, United States

      It’s launch day for the Exploratorium Living Innovation Zone! This is SF's first L.I.Z. public installation & we want your participation! Join us today, Sept. 5 11am-3pm for a LIVE Sketch-In #ExploLIZ Read more

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      Bay Model Visitor CenterFebruary 22, 2013
      Science Museum
      • Sausalito, United States

      Learn about the Bay Area's watershed, test the tides, and see a hypothetical oil spill under the Golden Gate Bridge.

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      Ghirardelli SquareJanuary 11, 2013
      Plaza
      • San Francisco, United States

      Make your own icing/ chocolate syrup/ Frosting Fractal! Read more

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      Aquatic ParkJanuary 11, 2013
      Park
      • San Francisco, United States

      Look north! Read more

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      Doyle DriveApril 23, 2012
      Scenic Lookout
      • San Francisco, United States

      Did you know that Doyle Drive was built in 1933? Now too narrow for the amount of traffic and in need of a seismic upgrade, it’s being replaced by the new Presidio Parkway! We investigated: Read more

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      Golden Gate BridgeApril 20, 2012
      Bridge
      • San Francisco, United States

      Did you know that the Golden Gate Bridge expands or contracts as the air temperature changes? It can rise or fall up to 16 feet! Try using the GGB as a thermometer the next time you're at Fort Mason: Read more

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      Davis Street Resource Recovery ComplexApril 20, 2012
      Recycling
      • San Leandro, United States

      Dropping off your garbage, recycling, hazardous waste or oversized junk today? Take a trip behind the scenes of the San Leandro Waste Management facility in this episode of Science in the City! Read more

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      San Francisco Public Utilities CommissionApril 20, 2012
      Government
      • San Francisco, United States

      "SF has more restaurants per capita than any other U.S. city, producing tasty meals—and thousands of gallons of used cooking oil. See how SF Greasecycle is turning this oil into fuel for MUNI buses: Read more

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      ExploratoriumApril 20, 2012
      Science Museum
      • San Francisco, United States

      Beneath the 100-year-old piers, highly specialized divers are working to repair and restore the 1,200 concrete piles—sunk into the bay mud—that support the piers! Learn what they do: Read more

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      Jack's Record CellarApril 20, 2012
      Record Shop
      • San Francisco, United States

      In this age of iPods and MP3s, vinyl records are still objects of curiosity and admiration. What's the difference between a 78 and a 45? What exactly is "cutting a record"? Find out from JRC owner: Read more

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      BART: Transbay TubeMarch 28, 2012
      Tunnel
      • Oakland, United States

      Heading across the Bay? While the train drives through the Transbay Tube, count how many emergency lights you see in 11 seconds. Multiply that number by 3 and you'll get your train's approximate mph!

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      ExploratoriumJanuary 27, 2012
      Science Museum
      • San Francisco, United States

      Thanks for checking into the Science of Cocktails! Show our Membership kiosk this unlocked special when you purchase an Exploratorium Lab membership and receive 2 Free Tickets to our Tactile Dome.

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      Fort Point National Historic SiteJanuary 12, 2012
      Historic Site
      • San Francisco, United States

      Notice the greenish rock near the entrance. This is serpentinite—California’s state rock—which likely came from deep within the earth’s interior. This rock holds up the south tower of the GG Bridge.

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      Linden LabJanuary 12, 2012
      Tech Startup
      • San Francisco, United States

      The Exploratorium thinks that Second Life, Linden Lab's virtual world, is a pretty special place. Visit us on Exploratorium Island, where we've been building interactive science exhibits since 2006! Read more

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      California CarnivoresJanuary 12, 2012
      Shop
      • Sebastopol, United States

      Peter D’Amato of California Carnivores ordered a Venus flytrap when he was 11—and began a lifetime of cultivating carnivorous plants. Learn more about these plants from our Science of Gardening site! Read more

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      Boudin Bakery Café Baker's HallJanuary 12, 2012
      Bakery
      • San Francisco, United States

      Boudin Bakery's sourdough strain has been alive since the Gold Rush—1849! You can learn how to make your own sourdough from a recipe on our Science of Cooking site attached! Read more

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      Beaver Street WallJanuary 12, 2012
      Scenic Lookout
      • San Francisco, United States

      Did you know this rock wall is one side of a fault? Feel it! This smooth surface is called "slickensides." It was polished during eons of years of fault motion. Our video features this wall at 4:15. Read more

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      West Oakland BART StationNovember 2, 2011
      Light Rail
      • Oakland, United States

      Heading across the Bay? While the train drives through the Transbay Tube, count how many emergency lights you see in 11 seconds. Multiply that number by 3 and you'll get your train's approximate mph!

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      Vermont StNovember 2, 2011
      Street
      • San Francisco, United States

      It's commonly—but mistakenly—said that Lombard Street between Hyde and Jones is San Francisco’s crookedest street. The most sinuous street in SF is actually Vermont Street just south of McKinley Park.

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