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Curious Contraptions | Flights of Fancy

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 26, 2020

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 23, 2020

$20 – $30

Curious Contraptions explores small, surreal worlds through fantastical, often amusing mechanical sculptures known as automata. These whimsical flying, sailing, and cycling machines are brought to life by intricate arrangements of handmade cams, cranks, and other simple mechanisms. Each sculpture performs an absurd miniature drama while also reflecting its maker’s worldview and sense of humor. Exposed inner workings and low-tech mechanisms invite the viewer to understand how each one comes to life.

Artists include Rowland EmettKeith Newstead, Carlos Zapata, Paul Spooner, and others.


Museum Hours
  • Tuesday–Sunday – (All Ages)  |  10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday Evenings – (Ages 18+)  |  6:00–10:00 p.m.
  • Monday – Closed except select Monday holidays

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Details

Date:
November 28
Times:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$20 – $30
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Website:
www.exploratorium.edu/video/curious-contraptions

Organizer

Exploratorium at Pier 15
Phone:
(415) 528-4360
Email:
visit@exploratorium.edu
Website:
www.exploratorium.edu

Venue

Exploratorium at Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Fransisco, California 94111
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Phone:
(415) 528-4360
Website:
www.exploratorium.edu