"What's great about Sound Uncovered is that people can directly manipulate, examine and play with sound -- not just passively consume a textbook description. The app becomes a portable laboratory, empowering learners, parents, teachers and anyone who is curious," said Lowell Robinson, Director of Online Engagement at the Exploratorium.
In 2011, the Exploratorium released Color Uncovered, a highly-rated and well-reviewed interactive e-book that has been downloaded more than one million times. Like the Exploratorium's award-winning website and free educator resources, these apps help bring the museum experience and its unique inquiry-based pedagogy to teachers, students, parents, lifelong learners, doers and makers anywhere in the world, generating impact far beyond the museum's walls.
The Exploratorium is moving to a new home at Pier 15 on San Francisco's Embarcadero that boasts 330,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including 1.5 acres of public outdoor space with exhibits accessible to all. This historic move will place the Exploratorium at the heart of San Francisco's waterfront, giving visitors opportunities to experience the Bay in completely new ways. To learn more about the Exploratorium at Pier 15 and opening day ceremonies, visit www.exploratorium.edu.
Sound Uncovered was made possible through the generosity of the Gordon and Betty MooreFoundation.
About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium will move to Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.
About the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, established in 2000, seeks to advance scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care. The San Francisco Bay Area Science and Technology Museums area of focus supports science and technology museums and organizations to instill appreciation and understanding of science in children and their families. For more information, please visit www.moore.org.
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
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