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Exploratorium set to open in new digs

San Francisco’s interactive science museum now has 150 new exhibits, including a rain chamber that will allow people to experience past storms

  • AP
  • Published: 17:00 April 12, 2013
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The Exploratorium, San Francisco’s interactive science and activities museum, is set to open at its new $300 million (Dh1,101 million) digs along the bay with more space and new exhibits, including a rain chamber that will allow people to experience past storms.

The museum held a walk-thru for members of the media on Tuesday. It is scheduled to open to the public on April 17.

The new museum at Pier 15 along the Embarcadero has three times more space than the previous location at the Palace of Fine Arts in the city’s Marina neighbourhood.

It includes an all-glass observatory and a gallery with views of the waterfront and city.

The rain chamber is among 150 new exhibits. Visitors select a past storm and the exhibit recreates the frequency, size, and velocity of its raindrops.

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