The CHSA Museum returns to the Exploratorium on October 19, presenting heirlooms from the CHSA Collection! Just as San Francisco’s late-in-the-year summertime comes to a close, and cool autumn nights begin, the Exploratorium will celebrate its final Market Days open-air festival of the season. Market Days: Heirlooms will look at the great experiments, cultural practices, and traditions that make human culture rich. The free, family-friendly event is from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm on the Exploratorium’s public plaza at Pier 15.
Explore treasures worth passing on—from food and cooking traditions, to tools, folklore, history-making ideas, and more. Learn phrases from endangered languages, and explore the craft of patchwork, darning, and needlework as ways to repair and recreate pieces that can be passed on.
Uncover the building blocks of every person’s heritage with DNA extractions, and learn about lichens, which are members of one of the Earth’s oldest plant families. From recipe and seed swaps to the heritage of sourdough – a true San Francisco heirloom – it’s a way to celebrate the richness of tradition with an eye on what the future holds.