September Happy Hour

Friday, September 19ice

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

2nd Floor, 18+

Come chill out with frozen treats made using liquid nitrogen.  Exploratorium staff scientist Julie Yu will reveal the secret behind Dippin Dots and create DIY ice cream courtesy of  -196°C.


Julie is the Director of the Teacher Institute. She first participated in the Institute as a middle school math and science teacher, then went on to graduate school, earning a PhD in chemical engineering with a minor in molecular and cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2006, after completing her research in viruses, stem cells, and how to win at foosball, Julie returned to the Exploratorium and discovered an ideal blend of science, education, and play. Julie’s passion is creating hands-on activities that demonstrate real science with the simplest materials possible.


  Photo Credit:   Mike Walker