Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times
February 23, 2013
Folks fed up with our here-and-now society will find inspiration at the Long Now Museum and Store. It's run by the Long Now Foundation, which seeks "to provide a counterpoint to today's accelerating culture" and "foster long-term thinking." On display are large, sculptural 1/4-scale prototypes of pieces of its 10,000-year clock being built on West Texas land owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Building A; (415) 561-6582, http://www.longnow.com. Open 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Free.