“I recommend that you be willing to become deeply involved in lots and lots of things and that you let yourself, perhaps even force yourself, to do things that you think are important and that you can take seriously. I make this recommendation to you because I believe that if you do, then even in the face of considerable adversity you will feel, as I do now, grateful for having lived.”
Frank update: 99/100.
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“I recommend that you be willing to become deeply involved in lots and lots of things and that you let yourself, perhaps even force yourself, to do things that you think are important and that you can take seriously. I make this recommendation to you because I believe that if you do, then even in the face of considerable adversity you will feel, as I do now, grateful for having lived.”

Frank update: 99/100.

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Over forty-plus years, people have had profound, surprising, magical, mind-blowing, wacky, and wonderful experiences at the Exploratorium, a hands-on museum of science, art, and human perception in San Francisco.
As we prepare to move, in 2013, from our longtime home at the Palace of Fine Arts to Pier 15, we’re taking a long look back—and we need your help.
Send us your memories—a photo of bell-bottomed you on a field trip, a memory of a first kiss in the Tactile Dome, a video of you as a young Explainer. Exploratorium Online Memory Wall: http://memorywall.exploratorium.edu/
Together, we’ll build a moving experience: a collective collage about the Exploratorium’s first home.
Frank update: 98/100.
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Over forty-plus years, people have had profound, surprising, magical, mind-blowing, wacky, and wonderful experiences at the Exploratorium, a hands-on museum of science, art, and human perception in San Francisco.

As we prepare to move, in 2013, from our longtime home at the Palace of Fine Arts to Pier 15, we’re taking a long look back—and we need your help.

Send us your memories—a photo of bell-bottomed you on a field trip, a memory of a first kiss in the Tactile Dome, a video of you as a young Explainer.
Exploratorium Online Memory Wall: http://memorywall.exploratorium.edu/

Together, we’ll build a moving experience: a collective collage about the Exploratorium’s first home.

Frank update: 98/100.

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The scientific, educational, and political lives of Frank Oppenheimer were molded together to create the Exploratorium in San Francisco. The Exploratorium is Frank Oppenheimer’s lasting monument.
Frank update: 97/100.
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The scientific, educational, and political lives of Frank Oppenheimer were molded together to create the Exploratorium in San Francisco. The Exploratorium is Frank Oppenheimer’s lasting monument.

Frank update: 97/100.

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Few Exploratorium exhibits emerge from the shop in their final form. Most evolve, as honest and direct as Frank Oppenheimer, shaped by the exhibit developer and the visitors.
Frank update: 95/100.
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Few Exploratorium exhibits emerge from the shop in their final form. Most evolve, as honest and direct as Frank Oppenheimer, shaped by the exhibit developer and the visitors.

Frank update: 95/100.

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“People stimulate each other.” —Frank Oppenheimer
Frank update: 94/100.
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“People stimulate each other.” —Frank Oppenheimer

Frank update: 94/100.

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"We want people to come just to case the joint." —Frank Oppenheimer
Frank update: 93/100.
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"We want people to come just to case the joint." —Frank Oppenheimer

Frank update: 93/100.

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The Exploratorium is filled with Frank Oppenheimer’s ideas, idiosyncrasies, and philosophy, all touched by his view of the natural world.
Above: Light Painting, by Artist and Exploratorium Exhibit Developer, Bob Miller.
Frank update: 92/100.
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The Exploratorium is filled with Frank Oppenheimer’s ideas, idiosyncrasies, and philosophy, all touched by his view of the natural world.

Above: Light Painting, by Artist and Exploratorium Exhibit Developer, Bob Miller.

Frank update: 92/100.

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"Darwin, Faraday, Freud, Bach, Giotto, and Shakespeare have all sensitized us to patterns which we might otherwise have missed." —Frank Oppenheimer.
Above: Darwin’s finches or Galapagos finches, by John Gould
Frank update: 91/100.
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"Darwin, Faraday, Freud, Bach, Giotto, and Shakespeare have all sensitized us to patterns which we might otherwise have missed." —Frank Oppenheimer.

Above: Darwin’s finches or Galapagos finches, by John Gould

Frank update: 91/100.

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"Nature is all multiply connected… . One thing leads to another and is part of another."  —Frank Oppenheimer
Frank update: 90/100.
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"Nature is all multiply connected… . One thing leads to another and is part of another."  —Frank Oppenheimer

Frank update: 90/100.

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“If you’re going to know about nature, must know how people react to and feel about it. That’s what artists communicate.” -Frank Oppenheimer
Frank update: 89/100.
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“If you’re going to know about nature, must know how people react to and feel about it. That’s what artists communicate.” -Frank Oppenheimer

Frank update: 89/100.

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“The basis for social and technological change is understanding how nature behaves and how people behave. If we can create confidence in that, there’s some chance that we won’t blow each other up, and that we can have a decent society.” —Frank Oppenheimer
Frank update: 88/100.
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“The basis for social and technological change is understanding how nature behaves and how people behave. If we can create confidence in that, there’s some chance that we won’t blow each other up, and that we can have a decent society.” —Frank Oppenheimer

Frank update: 88/100.

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“Understanding science is satisfying—and fun.” —Frank Oppenheimer
Above: Each horizontal pair of small squares is the same color. It’s the red or blue background color that causes them to appear different. Here’s why: The lining at the back of your eye, called the retina, is covered with light-sensitive cells called rods and cones. Rods let you see in dim light but only in shades of gray. Cones detect color in bright light and affect each other in complex ways. When cones in one part of your eye see blue light, they make nearby cones less sensitive to blue. Because of this, you see a colored spot on a blue background as less blue than it really is. For example, if you put a purple spot on a blue background, that spot looks less blue than it otherwise would. Try your hand at mixing colors to make a spot match its background at Mix & Match.
Frank update: 87/100.
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“Understanding science is satisfying—and fun.” —Frank Oppenheimer

Above: Each horizontal pair of small squares is the same color. It’s the red or blue background color that causes them to appear different. Here’s why: The lining at the back of your eye, called the retina, is covered with light-sensitive cells called rods and cones. Rods let you see in dim light but only in shades of gray. Cones detect color in bright light and affect each other in complex ways. When cones in one part of your eye see blue light, they make nearby cones less sensitive to blue. Because of this, you see a colored spot on a blue background as less blue than it really is. For example, if you put a purple spot on a blue background, that spot looks less blue than it otherwise would. Try your hand at mixing colors to make a spot match its background at Mix & Match.

Frank update: 87/100.

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“Nature is full of surprises.” —Frank Oppenheimer
Above: Sandwiched between two pads of glass or plastic, a layer of bubbles looks like a honeycomb. The bubbles form a regular pattern—the common walls of three bubbles meet at 120 degree angles. Each bubble has a common wall with six others, forming a pattern of hexagons
Frank update: 86/100.
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“Nature is full of surprises.” —Frank Oppenheimer

Above: Sandwiched between two pads of glass or plastic, a layer of bubbles looks like a honeycomb. The bubbles form a regular pattern—the common walls of three bubbles meet at 120 degree angles. Each bubble has a common wall with six others, forming a pattern of hexagons

Frank update: 86/100.

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"It’s like the difference between teaching swimming in a classroom and teaching swimming in a bay." —Frank Oppenheimer
Frank update: 85/100.
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"It’s like the difference between teaching swimming in a classroom and teaching swimming in a bay." —Frank Oppenheimer

Frank update: 85/100.

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“What seems impossible may, in fact, only be very, very difficult.” —Frank Oppenheimer
Frank update: 84/100.
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“What seems impossible may, in fact, only be very, very difficult.” —Frank Oppenheimer

Frank update: 84/100.

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