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2013-06-13 23:03:01

American Mensa shares its ideas on how to best spend your time this summer. Arlington, TX (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 As families across the nation gear up for summer vacation, the challenge of finding fun and engaging activities for everyone can be frustrating. American Mensa shares its ideas on how to best spend your time this summer. A recent survey of select Mensa members regarding Science Museums in North America revealed the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., to be their...

2013-05-22 23:01:36

Museum aims to ignite and advance creative thinking in children. Hosts inaugural graduation for first preschool in a California museum. Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 On May 29, the Bay Area Discovery Museum will make history and graduate its first preschool class of creative thinkers, 18 spirited 4-5 year olds. This past fall, the museum became the first in California, and only one of sixteen nationally, to open a licensed preschool on its expansive 7.5 acre grounds overlooking the...

2012-09-19 02:22:38

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) announced today the completion of a 1.3-megawatt high efficiency SunPower solar power system on the roof of the Exploratorium's future home on San Francisco's Embarcadero. The system is designed to ultimately generate 100 percent of the electricity demand at the new state-of-the-art facility, which is scheduled to open in spring 2013. "The SunPower system is a critical piece of the puzzle in meeting our 'net-zero...

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2011-04-04 21:09:08

Unique contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering garner award for science museumThe National Science Board (NSB) announced today that the Exploratorium will receive its 2011 Public Service Award for a group for unique contributions to increasing the public understanding of science and engineering.The Exploratorium is a San Francisco-based museum that promotes informal education through webcasts, websites and science-based events, including hundreds of...

2010-10-21 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Exploratorium, San Francisco's internationally acclaimed museum of science, art and human perception, the acknowledged prototype for hands-on museums internationally, broke ground at its future home on Piers 15 and 17, on San Francisco's historic waterfront. This is the largest project on the waterfront since the Giants' AT&T park. The Exploratorium, a private, not-for-profit organization, also has an ambitious $300 million fundraising...

2010-10-19 09:34:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- With recent world rankings placing the United States a dismal 21st in science education, America's science museums could become a priceless resource to the nation's youth. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101019/NY84502 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101019/NY84502 ) There are more than 150 science museums in the U.S. but bringing new exhibits to the public are costly. The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, a non-profit...

2009-07-29 14:34:00

SPOKANE, Wash., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobius Science Center and Charles J. Simon, founder of pioneering technology companies and nationally recognized software developer, announced today the introduction of the "PassPort to Discovery(TM)" System, an innovative interactive exhibit system designed to customize the visitor experience at science centers, museums, and other exhibit venues. Onscreen talking avatars greet visitors by name and can paraphrase the exhibit content. Charles...

2009-03-16 10:41:27

An outdoor, interactive science museum has opened along San Francisco's waterfront, offering visitors both toys and tools to explore scientific principles. The Outdoor Exploratorium at Fort Mason, a historic military post established in the 1860s, takes advantage of the natural and man-made landscape. Included among the exhibits is the Bridge Thermometer -- a calibrated telescope that allows viewers to see how the Golden Gate Bridge -- engineered to move up and down as much as 16 feet at its...

2008-08-26 00:00:16

Wanted: Host families for international students. That's the word from the Center for Cultural Interchange, which is designated by the U.S. Department of State to sponsor visas for high school exchange students from around the world. In most years, more families volunteer to host than are needed, but this year - perhaps because of the weak economy - not enough volunteers have come forward, according to CCI. "For the upcoming year, families are needed more than ever to help CCI meet its...

2008-08-13 15:00:17

BALTIMORE, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Parents' Magazine ongoing series of 10-Best articles, the September issue of the magazine will name the Maryland Science Center one of the 10-Best Science Centers for Families. The magazine will be available on newsstands on Tuesday, August 19. The Maryland Science Center's recognition was based on extensive research and surveys conducted by Parents' Magazine of more than 150 science centers nationwide. The evaluation of the museum considered...