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1627
Francis Bacon: New Atlantis 'House of Salomon'. Scientist and philosopher Francis Bacon describes an imaginary science centre designed for both amusement and hand-on investigation of scientific phenomena in his unfinished book The New Atlantis.

1968
Exploratorium founded in San Francisco by the US scientist Frank Oppenheimer. Richard Gregory involved in development of plores for centre.

 

 
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