Grand Opening

December 13th, 14th, and 15th

The Exploratorium is bringing its unique blend of interactive science and inquiry to this vibrant
Silicon Valley community. Join us as we keep December’s early darkness at bay with light, color,
and warmth, and discover luminescence and incandescence with hands-on activities, evening
talks, and an art installation.

Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipshman

Friday, December 13 | 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman as he illuminates the science of spectra with hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Vocal Grid

Friday, December 13 | 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 14 | 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 15 | 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Experience an interactive LED balloon-scape by The Windmill Factory and LumiGeek, featuring Leah Siegel of Firehorse.

Explorables: Handmade Science

Saturday, December 14 | 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 15 | 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Explore light and color with Helix educators and Explorables volunteers. Build mylar light boxes and make glowing slime. All materials provided; take what you make.

Sumi Ink Club

Saturday, December 14 | 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 15 | 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Add your mark to a collaborative drawing, which we’ll put on display. Sumi Ink club is a participatory project established by Los Angeles–based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck, the Lucky Dragons.

Everything Glows

Saturday, December 14 | 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Join Exploratorium scientist Dr. Paul Doherty as he scans the universe for things that glow and provides hands-on explorations.