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Palace of Fine Arts
3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123




Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00 - 5:00 PM
Closed on January 8

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  • Indoors
  • Near MUNI
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Kids

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Innovation Hangar

Innovation Hangar
Feb 21, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015

In the digital era, a critical ingredient of innovation is disappearing: a physical space where thinkers, doers and critics can come together under one roof.  Open to the public in 2015, Innovation Hangar (“iHangar”) is a unique social innovation space that facilitates connections, ideas and investments in a way that simply cannot happen in the virtual world. Inside the 120,000-sq-ft epicenter of learning and exploration, iHangar is home to rotating and permanent exhibits, educational programming for students K-12, and open workspaces and labs for entrepreneurs and inventors.

Interaction with the innovation process is at the heart of iHangar. For innovators, iHangar provides work and lab spaces designed to facilitate interaction with other entrepreneurs, students and the public. This gives them the chance to test ideas and advance their work in a collaborative setting. For visitors and students, iHangar acts as a bridge to the world of global innovation and is one of the few places where they can engage in the innovator’s work process, through public visits and educational programming.

Located in the city’s iconic Palace of Fine Arts, iHangar celebrates the innovative spirit that defines the San Francisco area – Then, Now and Tomorrow. iHangar presents an overview of the region’s innovative past and highlights what is possible in the future. iHangar is a must-see destination for anyone who wants to understand the impact that the San Francisco region has had, and is having, on the world today, and a home base for young innovators as they learn to create the future

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