The Long Now Foundation presents
explore the mechanical marvels along San Francisco’s North Shore!
See giant running steam engines, turn-of-the-century automata, mechanical computers, a wave organ, an 8 foot high mechanical planetarium, vintage steam boats and more…
Saturday September 24, 02011 from 10am to 5pm you can start your crawl at any participating location, see the website for more info
Long Now Members get 2 free tickets, join today! General Tickets $15
Members of these participating organizations also get 2 free tickets, Exploratorium, SF Maritime Park Association & the SS Jeremiah O’Brien
Spend a delightful day exploring the mechanical marvels along San Francisco’s North Shore. You’ll be able to map your own route for the event and spend as much time at each location as you’d like. We encourage you to walk, bicycle or use public transport for Mechanicrawl; maps, featured tours and demonstrations and additional info will be listed on the website.
The idea for the Mechanicrawl event grew out of an appreciation of the mechanical wonders of San Francisco, many of which are neighbors along the touristed north edge of the city. Even though the Bay Area has a passionate culture of making and appreciating these types of mechanical achievements, their locations have kept them from being visited by many residents. Our goal for Mechanicrawl is to put together a special event where Bay Area residents can see all of these wonders in relation to each other and gain a new appreciation for San Francisco’s deep Maker roots.