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Exploratorium

Syllabification: Ex·plor·a·to·ri·um
Pronunciation: /ikˌsplôrəˈtôrēəm/

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Definition of Exploratorium in English:

noun

[usually in names] trademark
A scientific museum or similar center at which visitors have the opportunity of performing prearranged experiments or demonstrations.

Origin

1960s: coined by F. Oppenheimer, director of the San Francisco Exploratorium, from exploration and -orium.

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