Friday, February 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Exploratorium!

Student Assignment: Rubina

The Exploratorium turns 40 this weekend. Play around with and highlight the interactive timeline.

Write about the timeline and what you find interesting about it. Below are some key dates that might be worth highlighting. Also, include several images.

In 1969, Dr. Frank Oppenheimer opened the doors of his new museum. In 1970, the Explainer Program began—with one Explainer. In 1972, the School-in-the-Exploratorium was founded to improve K–5 education; since then, we’ve added educational programs for middle and high school teachers, museum professionals, Members, and visitors, and we work with an international community engaged in science education reform. In 1974, the Artist-in-Residence program began. In 1988, staff member Larry Shaw created Pi Day in celebration of that transcendental number, 3.14. In 1993, the Exploratorium became the first independent museum to have a Web site. And, in 2009, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Exploratorium announced a long-term partnership to bring NOAA's real-time discoveries to the public. This month, we celebrate our 40th anniversary.

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