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Here is a short synopsis of Exploratorium events and exhibits for October 2007,
followed by their press release URL's. Images are available upon request.

1) Halloween Heroes
2) Tactile Dome
3) Walls of Sound
4) Wonderfest
5) Climate Change
6) Summer Science Classes
7) Physics of Toys

Halloween Heroes
Monday, October 29, 6:30pm

The Exploratorium partners with the Wender Weis Foundation for Children
(WWFC) for their annual Halloween Heroes event. We'll turn the museum into
cool Halloween headquarters with hands-on science and art activities, celebrity
athletes and media personalities, food and drink donated by top Bay Area
restaurants, costumed characters, face painting, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treat
stations, and more.

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Exploratorium's Tactile Dome Keeps Visitors In the Dark
A Cool Place to Visit in the Season of Halloween

An old saying, perhaps meant to provide comfort, goes, "There's nothing there in
the dark that isn't there in the light." At the Exploratorium's legendary Tactile
Dome, however, there's never any light, and visitors are never quite sure what's
there as they feel their way through twisting passageways, chutes and rooms,
guided only by their sense of touch. $17 covers admission to the Tactile Dome
and the Exploratorium. Reservations are available by calling (415) 561-0362,
Monday through Friday, between 10am and 5pm.

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Walls of Sound: Two Projector Performances by Bruce McClure
October 25 and 26, 2007
McBean Theater at 7:30pm
Co-presented by the Exploratorium and San Francisco Cinematheque

Working with custom-made filmstrips and an elaborate array of modified
projectors, the Brooklyn-based Bruce McClure creates immersive sound/light
experiences that go beyond the merely cinematic. Admission is $6.00 for
Exploratorium and Cinematheque members, and $8.00 for non-members.

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Do All Cultures Share a Common Thread?
A Wonderfest Preview Lecture
A Conversation with Dr. Michael Ghiselin and Dr. Peter Richerson
Sunday, October 21, at 11am

What determines how we behave and think? Are there cultural universals? As an
introduction to Wonderfest 2007, an annual discussion series explores
provocative questions in science. In this dialogue, U.C. Davis' Dr. Peter
Richerson and Dr. Michael Ghiselin of the California Academy of Sciences will
relate the fundamentals of cultural anthropology, debate the challenges and
controversies surrounding this topic, and field questions from the audience.

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Climate Change: What's Really Happening, and What Can I Do About It?
Live Talk at the Exploratorium
Saturday, October 20, 2007, at 1pm

Human activity is the major contributing factor to global warming -- that's the
conclusion drawn from decades of research by the majority of climate scientists
worldwide. How does our dependence on fossil fuels affect the problem? What
can we do to reverse the tide? On October 20th, join the Exploratorium's Dr.
Joylette Portlock for this lively talk on climate science. She'll go over findings
demonstrating the extent and consequences of global climate change and discuss
ideas about what we can do today to make tomorrow better.

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Exploratorium Day of Science Classes
October 27, 2007
For Members Only

On October 27, 2007, at the Exploratorium, children can explore the ways that
seeing may or may not be believing at a day of science classes. Become an
Exploratorium member to participate.

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Physics of Toys: Up, Up and Away
October 20, 2007

Today, Physics of Toys takes to the air with things that fly, glide, and soar. We'll
make air-powered rockets, kites, gliders, and hand copters. Take off with
Physics of Toys, and take home what you make.

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