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Thursday, 12/28/17
  • Full-Spectrum Science with Ron Hipschman: Mixing ColorAre the primary colors really red, yellow, and blue? How can you get yellow from mixing red and green together? Bring your most colorful questions to this vivid presentation.Part of After Dark which is held from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free with After Dark Admission
Saturday, 12/30/17
  • Birding for Beginners at Oakland's Middle Harbor Shoreline ParkCan't tell a snowy egret from a snowy plover? Over one million birds make their way through San Francisco Bay as they migrate south for the winter, and Oakland's beautiful Middle Harbor Shoreline Park is a perfect place to learn about them! Join us for an easy two mile walk along ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  $15
  • Indicators That Fox Are in Your Area
    Do you sometimes see paw prints in mud or scat (poop) on the trails and assume that a dog left it? It could be from something else. Come along with me and I will show you how to distinguish and identify the markings of a gray fox. Gain some insights ...
    Where:  Fremont Cost:  Free
Sunday, 12/31/17
  • New Year's Eve Balloon DropBring the whole family to the Hall on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve for exciting scientific activities. Toast to another year of scientific discovery and fun at our annual New Year’s Eve celebration.This year, to accommodate larger crowds, we will hold three timed balloon drops, at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free with admission
  • Balloon Drop CelebrationRing in the New Year without staying up all night! Celebrate strokes of midnight from around the world at 11am, 1pm, and 4pm! Kids count down and catch hundreds of colorful balloons as they drop from the ceiling and participate in fun activities to receive a special prize. Now the ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  $5 + General Admission, $5 for members
Monday, 01/01/18
  • New Years Day King Tides WalkDuring one of the year's highest tides, explore the history, recent restoration, and a future of rising sea levels on the Berkeley waterfront. Meet at Sea Breeze Deli, S. side of University Ave. at W. Frontage Rd., just west of I-80 -- plenty of parking, and easily reached by bicycle ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
Tuesday, 01/02/18
  • King Tide WalkJoin Exploratorium staff at Pier 3 on San Francisco's waterfront (meet on the Bay side of the Seaside Restaurant) for a stroll along the waterfront to observe, photograph, and discuss the King Tide. We'll talk about what causes the tides, why we have King Tides at this time of year, ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • A Walk Amongst Kings: King Tides WalkTake time out on your lunch break and view the highest tide of the season. Stroll the Tidelands Trail with Carmen Minch and view how tidal marshes help prevent flooding of manmade infrastructure and help to reduce the impacts of sea level rise.
    Where:  Fremont Cost:  Free
  • Car-sharing Network Optimization Driven by High-resolution Data, Simulation and Discrete OptimizationWith the increase in connectivity and in real-time responsiveness, travelers and vehicles are becoming "real-time optimizers" of their trips. The urban mobility challenges and breakthroughs of the next decades will be marked by our ability to optimize the aggregate performance of large-scale transportation systems while accounting for how the hundreds ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
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