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Discovering tornadoes at the San Francisco airport

While on my way to Beijing to start the China 2.0 Tour, I came out of my arrival gate at SFO, the San Francisco CA airport, and saw a tornado.

No, not a real one, thank goodness, but a cool demonstration of tornadic activity and weather in a play area for children called the Kid’s Spot. It’s in Terminal 3, Boarding Area F, in a mostly United Airlines part of the Terminal.

One little girl who played in the tornado told me that there is a very similar device, on a larger scale, in the city at San Francisco’s Exploratorium. “It’s my favorite place, ever!” she said.

Find more things at the airport for kids and families on this page of the SFO Web site.

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