3601 Lyon St.
San Francisco, California 94123

Ever feel like school just wasn't your thing? Come watch an intriguing mash-up of several films examining outsiders, misfits, and mavericks in the field of learning and education. We'll look at democratically-run schools where the kids make all the rules; music camps for misfit rockers—we'll even explore our own museum's legacy as a place where misfits have made a home for themselves.

Premier Screening
For the Curious Ones (2008, 20 min.), by Bryan J. Welch, is a short documentary focused on our local, onsite youth program.
Every semester, the San Francisco Exploratorium hires a few dozen high school students who serve as the floor staff of the museum, where they answer questions, explain exhibits, operate lasers, and dissect cow eyeballs. This documentary takes a look at the high school Explainer program—part job, part science academy, part family—and finds out why alumni call their experience "the best job ever".

This program will also include clips from various archival and contemporary documentaries.

Showing at the McBean Theatre.

Official Website: http://www.exploratorium.edu

Added by ExplOratorium SF on July 1, 2008

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