by ryan

Check our the article that was in the New York Times today about the differences between the Exploratorium and the Cal Academy of Sciences. It’s nice to hear some of our values articluated in a way that contrasts with more traditional museums and science institutions. Edward Roststein writes

“Oppenheimer created a palace of experiments, a conceptual playground in which it is impossible not to be engaged, amazed, frustrated or amused. You learn principles but are not told how you must use them. You are given a sense of interconnected phenomena, but are not directed to behave in a certain way. You are forced to think in the middle of play.”

Read the whole article here – Paths of Discovery