Answer: Founded in 1969, what popular SF location offers hands on tools and materials for budding scientists young and old?



Answer: The Exploratorium

Founded by Frank Oppenheimer, who had already had three life-shaping careers before coming to San Francisco. Considering the richness of his own life experiences, Frank was no typical science teacher. He put down the textbook and filled his classroom with the hands-on tools and materials that had become his trademark and that would ultimately lead him to create the Exploratorium. In 1969, Frank’s dream of transforming science education brought him to San Francisco and to the cavernous—and very empty—Palace of Fine Arts, which was once part of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco’s Marina District.