Upper mgmt at the Exploratorium has laid off people not because of financial reasons (which is what they’ve told the media) but to reorganize the museum around a more for-profit structure. What are we if we don’t have the people who build our exhibits?
“The Exploratorium is democratic in the sense that anything that’s really terrible, the staff is strong enough to prevent it from happening.” - Frank Oppenheimer
Please join our numbers. Look for exhibits that are labeled as created or maintained by a person being laid off. The open shop that is the heart of the museum is being gutted. Post photos to Instagram with the hashtag #Exploratorium. These photos will show up on the official Exploratorium website. If anyone needs free entry to the museum contact me. I’ll trade tickets for posted photos!!