The Government-Surplus Machines Powering a Cutting-Edge Science Museum

Machines fill the floor of the Exploratorium, San Francisco's beloved interactive science museum. Over there is a contraption called Bicycle Legs, in which visitors manipulate air pumps to replicate muscles we use when pedaling (it's trickier than it sounds). A few hundred feet away is a perennial favorite, the Wave… » 3/17/14 10:40am 3/17/14 10:40am

Exploratorium Reborn: Inside San Francisco's New Innovation Shrine

When San Francisco's Exploratorium began to outgrow its 100,000-square-foot campus at the Palace of Fine Arts—where it had been since its founding in 1969—it looked for a new home, eventually settling on the city's Embarcadero, a stone's throw from downtown. » 4/12/13 12:00pm 4/12/13 12:00pm

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