Exploratorium Cookbook I: A Construction Manual for Exploratorium Exhibits by Raymond Bruman and the Exploratorium Staff
Don't pick up this cookbook expecting to find recipes involving butter, flour, and
sugar. The Exploratorium Cookbook instead delivers everything you need to build
your own versions of the interactive exhibits found on our museum floor.
Volume I contains 82 exhibit "recipes" related to light and images, vision, sound and hearing, electricity, and magnetism, color, mechanics, and patterns; each includes a description and detailed construction guidelines. An exhibit design checklist outlines important considerations (such as ventilation and longevity) to remember during construction.
Exhibit builders around the world have used this series to replicate our exhibits as well as to modify them and create their own—so put on your thinking cap and get cooking.
The Art of Tinkering: Meet 150+ Makers Working at the Intersection of Art, Science & Technology by Karen Wilkinson & Mike Petrich