Helix is part science museum, part retail space, and part community center located at 316 State Street in downtown Los Altos. A collaboration with San Francisco's world-renowned Exploratorium, Helix offers hands-on exhibits, programs, and events for all ages. On the ground floor, the Exploratorium's retail shop has a delightful selection of engaging do-it-yourself project kits that explore scientific phenomena; the second floor features exhibits that stretch your understanding of the natural world, as well as a classroom space that will offer classes and workshops in 2014.

Helix "soft-opened" for business in November, with a very successful official grand opening the weekend of December 13-15th. The exhibits and programming are changing continually, so be sure to check out Helix's Upcoming Programs page for updates.

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