by Kevin Boyd • November 10, 2015
No crab for Christmas—How a giant blob of warm water is shutting down the Bay Area's Dungeness crab fishery.
Studio for Public Spaces
by Adam Green • October 30, 2015
We're two weeks away from the AIA NEXT conference coming to the Exploratorium! We're excited to host the opening "deep dive" session on the 12th - come check it out!
by Paul Stepahin • October 17, 2015
Hotdog buns come in packages of twelve. Wieners come in packages of eight. Is this an innocent discrepancy or is the hotdog industry intentionally trying to rip off the American public?
by Maria Zilberman • September 30, 2015
Bosun’s Bass by artist Tim Hawkinson is a tide-activated sound work that will be on display in the public space in front of the Exploratorium at at Pier 15.
by Pearl Tesler • September 25, 2015
An oft-told tale holds that you can balance an egg on its end during the equinox. Let's crack open the real story.
by Adam Esposito • September 24, 2015
On Sunday, September 27, there will be a spectacular total lunar eclipse over the Bay Area and you may be able to see it if the weather cooperates.
by Paul Stepahin • September 21, 2015
Non-prime numbers, known as "composites", lend themselves to some interesting geometric arrangements. Here we take a closer look at the composites to explore fractals, "twin primes" and digital encryption.
by Amar Puri • September 21, 2015
Exploratorium biologist Caitlin Johnson takes a look at how much bacteria grows on surfaces near us.
Studio for Public Spaces
by Adam Green • September 17, 2015
One of the most fascinating elements of a creative studio is the notion of inspiration as process. We get asked "How do you come up with all those ideas?" all the time. A perfect example of this concept in action is something that happened to SPS's project director, Steve Gennrich, the other day.
by Maria Zilberman • September 11, 2015
Join us on the second Tuesday of the month for our food science series, Pairings. In the meantime, enjoy this salty lassi recipe.
by Maria Zilberman • September 10, 2015
Volunteer extraordinaire and Oppenheimer Circle member Herb Masters has been a regular face at the Exploratorium since 2005.
by Megan Pruiett • September 3, 2015
Human history has been powerfully shaped by sought-for, traded, taxed, hoarded, fought-for, fortune-making salt. How satisfying to think of bovine artists at work, gradually shaping emblems to our shared need for salt.