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Learning Commons

The Learning Commons is the Exploratorium’s library and information hub. We support the educational, professional development, and research needs of Exploratorium Teacher Institute alumni and museum staff by providing access to a variety of electronic, multimedia, and print-based learning resources and technology. If you are an outside educator or researcher who would like access to the Learning Commons, please contact us to set up an appointment.


Online Catalog

This catalog contains a complete listing of our materials, which include print resources such as books and journals; multimedia resources such as videos, DVDs, and CD-ROMs; and classroom and other educational activity resources. For help locating a resource not listed in the catalog, please contact us.

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Web Resources

EBSCO Academic Search - database with access to millions of full-text articles. TI Alums and Staff please call (415) 528-4343 for password or email us at commons@exploratorium.edu.

Exploratorium Magazine, 1978-2003 - index of issues available

Web Information Sources for Educators - we've gathered these resources on topics we're often asked about, and on the subjects of major Exploratorium exhibits.


Contact Us

For reference/research questions, circulation/renewal requests, and other information.

Phone: (415) 528-4343
Fax: (415) 528-4370, Attention: Learning Commons
commons@exploratorium.edu