Portable Observatories

Portable Observatories provides a guide to the immediate landscape, and a reference for later observations.

The Brief:

The NSF had issued a grant to the Exploratorium to create a set of interactive experiences around San Francisco's waterfront. The aim was provide users with guides to encourage focused and sustained observations of the natural and built surroundings. The exhibits were not to disturb the historical surroundings, and would ideally not create more structures along the piers.