Seductive Spices and Intriguing Herbs at Exploratorium Market Days

Event has passed (Sat Sep 21, 2013 - Sat Sep 21, 2013)
Museums, Science Museum


Celebrate the harvest season with a piquant exploration of salt, spices and herbs at Exploratorium Market Days: Savor Faire on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 11am-3pm. At this free, outdoor event on the public plaza at Pier 15, visitors will take a journey of the senses—wandering through an exotic array of colors, aromas, textures and activities that explore the complex realm of these plant- and mineral-based substances, many of which have helped to shape human history. Discover the historical uses of herbs, and trace the geographic origins of common culinary spices. Find out how the chemical defenses of certain plants can be so stimulating – and flavorful. Learn about a local saltworks, create a salt painting, or discover the science behind pickling.

Just a short walk from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, Exploratorium Market Days is a juicy series of free Exploratorium programs for all ages on San Francisco’s Embarcadero. Scientists, artists, and educators join together to present an abundant bazaar of delicious new ideas and activities for all ages in the Exploratorium’s public plaza at Pier 15 on the third Saturday of each month through October, 2013. From startling encounters with cutting-edge technology to sensory explorations of spices and herbs, Exploratorium Market Days is a free, fun way to explore the bounty of technology, creativity and innovation that the Bay Area has to offer.

Exploratorium Market Days is on the third Saturday of each month through October 2013. Events are from 11:00am-3:00pm in the free public plaza in front of Pier 15. Admission to the museum is $25 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Advance tickets are available online at


  1. Exploratorium
    Pier 15, San Francisco, CA