Exploratopia is an innovative and comprehensive book for young readers to develop their skills in observation, experimentation, problem solving, and making their own discoveries. Over the past thirty years, the Exploratorium staff has developed hundreds of hands-on activities in conjunction with educators, artists, scientists, teachers, and students. The Exploratopia will be the first compilation of all these activities, and it will help kids figure out scientific principles using everyday objects such as money, plastic cups, eggs, pencils, and even dust bunnies.
The Exploratorium, founded by noted physicist and educator Dr. Frank Oppenheimer in 1969, is an internationally renowned, interactive museum that sees more than 600,000 visitors every year. It was the first museum to encourage visitors to experiment for themselves, and it houses more than 650 hands-on exhibits within San Francisco's historic Palace of Fine Arts.