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Those of us lucky enough to grow up in the Bay Area are probably familiar with the Exploratorium, the dream destination for science field trips. The museum’s hands-on exhibits invite kids of all ages to learn through play, which makes the Exploratorium a perfect partner for an Open MAKE events.

This past Saturday, the Exploratorium’s Tinkering Studio once again partnered with MAKE magazine to host 2012’s first Open MAKE session, Toys, which featured “hands-on activities, demonstrations, and guest artists and makers, many of whom are interviewed live by MAKE editor and publisher Dale Dougherty. Open MAKE highlights the tools, techniques, and ingenuity of local makers, and encourages visitors to engage their inner maker too.” (from the news release)

The Young Makers Program also held their regional meeting at the event, making plans for exhibiting their projects at this year’s Maker Faire.

Click here to watch the Meet The Makers session in full. The above slideshow gives a quick taste of the day’s fun.

Missed the event? Don’t fret. You have three more chances this season. Sessions run from 10am to 2pm the third Saturday of February (Time), March (Tools), and April (Trash), but check online for updates and more information.

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This Saturday, Jan 21: Young Makers/Open MAKE at the Exploratorium

Gregory Hayes

Gregory Hayes is a helpful being who has lots of fun. He makes most of his living as a photographer and writer, and occasionally tweets @mootpointblank.


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