Curious Contraptions


Epiphanies await the curious mind this winter at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA. 

Explore small, surreal worlds at Curious Contraptions, a temporary exhibition of the charming, often hilarious mechanical sculptures known as automata. Like complex mechanical toys, these whimsical machines are brought to life by intricate arrangements of handmade cams, cranks, and other simple mechanisms. Each sculpture performs an absurd miniature drama reflecting its maker's worldview and sense of humor. Take a look at their exposed inner workings and investigate the low-tech mechanisms that make these automata move.

If you find yourself in the Bay Area between November 16 - January 28, 2018 we recommend checking out this exhibition.

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