"Wind-Arrows", outdoor works exhibition at Fort Mason. A sculpture stretching 35 feet in height, it is intended to show just how different the wind can be at varying heights. The wind goes in different directions at different altitudes.
The Outdoor Exploratorium at Fort Mason was created by the Exploratorium in partnership with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Fort Mason Center. These interactive exhibits were designed to help visitors notice and investigate the subtle phenomena of the everyday world and explore the complex systems at play in outdoor environments. Fort Mason offers a unique location for observing the movement of wind and waves, the interplay of light, shadow, and temperature, and the interaction between natural and built environments.
The Exploritorium, San Francisco, opened in 1969, was America's first hands-on science museum. It was founded by physicist and educator Frank Oppenheimer, brother of atomic bomb developer, J. Robert Oppenheimer. The "museum of science, art and human perception" features over 650 exhibits based on interactive participation. Housed in a giant half-moon-shaped structure behind the Palace of Fine Arts these exhibits feature engaging examinations of physics, electricity, life sciences, thermodynamics, weather, light, psychology, linguistics and sense perception.