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The Exploratorium Will Launch 8 New Interactive Experiences At Golden Gate Park On October 14

Jamie Ferrell Jamie Ferrell

The Exploratorium Will Launch 8 New Interactive Experiences At Golden Gate Park On October 14

The High-Five Zone is just the beginning…

The Exploratorium has revealed a roundup of 8 new interactive installations in Golden Gate Park, to be debuted on Thursday, October 14! Alvord Lake will be the site of new opportunities for exploration and celebration in a variety of ways.

Some fun exhibitions to enjoy include:

  • High-Five Highway installation: a wholesome zone for high-fiving passersby
  • Hidden Dunes installation: investigate how winds shape the sand dunes
  • Black Sand installation: experiment with magnetic black sand from Ocean Beach
  • Algae installation: explore the algae that thrives in Alvord Lake
  • And 4 more! 

The Grand Opening of these exhibits will take place on Thursday, October 14 from 11:30am-1:30pm at Alvord Lake, near Stanyan and Haight. The free, public event will host SF Supervisor Dean Preston, Exploratorium Managing Director Phoebe White, senior artist Shawn Lani, and San Francisco Rec and Parks General Manager Phil Ginsburg.

The West End via Flickr

Alvord Lake used to be a large expanse of sand dunes, and is now a constructed landscape that demonstrates how nature and culture evolve over time. The man-made lake dates back to the 1880s and has many natural features including ferns and reeds along the lake’s edge. The Alvord Bridge passes over Kezar Drive, underneath of which you’ll find a pedestrian tunnel with some crude artificial stalactites.

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Featured image: @ted_oconnell via Instagram

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