An Old-Fashioned Robot Carnival Comes to SF

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By The Editors
November 2, 2015 9:00 am

How do you know you’ve arrived at an S.F. carnival? Beyond the lasers, robots and assorted fire-breathing apparatus?

When the carnival’s parent company just raised $6.5 million in Series A funding to support the “future of fun.”

For us, the future starts Friday, when Two Bit Circus bring their STEAM Carnival to the 100,000-square-foot Pier 48 at AT&T Park. STEAM, you’ll note, is a revision of STEM, adding the arts into the science, tech, engineering and math mix.

Check out their website and you’ll see why — though details for this weekend’s events, which kick off on Friday, are being kept under lock and key. All the better for keeping the kids surprised and delighted, no doubt.

Those who like a clear sense of what they’re getting themselves into can consider a sampling from last year’s debut affair, which included:

• A laser maze

• Acrobats and aerialists

• A wearable electronics fashion show

• Cutting-edge virtual reality and other games

And “lightning bolts.”

If you have kids, this might be their new favorite event of the year. If you don’t have kids, it might be your new favorite event of the year.

Either way, somebody’s going home dreaming of electric sheep.

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