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The Exploratorium, founded by physicist/educator Frank Oppenheimer in San Francisco during the late ‘60s, may well be the most important science museum to open in the 20th century — and certainly the most fun. Characterized as “a mad scientist’s penny arcade, a scientific funhouse, and an experimental laboratory all rolled into one,” The Exploratorium made its name with interactive exhibits and a tactile approach to learning. Most interestingly of all, their Cinema Arts program has used film in imaginative ways to ignite curiosity while encouraging exploration and learning.
On the occasion of the Academy Film Archive’s gorgeous new preservation of Jon Boorstin’s 1974 short Exploratorium — a beautiful and poetic Oscar-nominated documentary portrait of the museum — we’re very excited to invite the Exploratorium Cinema Arts program’s Kathleen Maguire and Samuel Sharkey to spend a weekend with us. We’ll screen experimental films by masters like Norman McLaren and Len Lye, host family-friendly workshops on direct animation, and share special treats from the museum’s own collection. We’ll even welcome some of the filmmakers themselves to explain their creative processes.
Plus, on the back patio we’ll have our very own “mini”-Exploratorium with interactive recreations of classic Exploratorium exhibits, plus a new one of our own design: an exhibit for your tastebuds! That’d be The Sweet Science: a molecular gastronomy dessert bar (presented by our friends at Flamingoshoe), one guaranteed to tussle your tastebuds with liquid-nitrogen ice cream, and flavor-modifying miracle berries that we’ll use for “flavor tripping” experiments.
EXPLORATORIUM 1: Perceptions of Science
11/8 - 8PM
EXPLORATORIUM 2: Experimental Films for Kids
11/9 - 6PM
EXPLORATORIUM 3: Artists in Residence
11/9 - 9:30PM
EXPLORATORIUM 4: Seeing Sounds
See more at: cinefamily.org/films/exploratorium/