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Please note: The Exploratorium Magazine was published from 1977 until 2003. Some of these magazines are available at our Store or online at http://store.exploratorium.edu. You can also read excerpts from several issues online (see links below).

 

2002

Volume 26: 3
Winter
Cells - Find out how cells specialize and communicate with each other, and how microscopes provide a view into a cell's world. Includes a beautiful poster that shows how muscle cells work.
Volume 26: 2
Summer
Antarctica - Join the expedition of an Exploratorium crew as they investigate biology, astronomy, and geology at the bottom of the world.
Volume 26: 1
Spring
Motion

2001

Volume 25: 4
Winter
Robots
Volume 25: 3
Fall
Coffee & Tea - Learn how coffee is grown, traded, and roasted, and follow tea through Chinese history.
Volume 25: 2
Summer
Water
Volume 25: 1
Spring
Math Explorer

2000

Volume 24: 4
Winter
Insects - Find out about insect-based medicine, how flies assist crime solvers, and how honey bees locate chemical spills.
Volume 24: 3
Fall
Networks
Volume 24: 2
Summer
Television
Volume 24: 1
Spring
Islands - Visit the world's newest island, find out why atolls may be endangered, and encounter an island of American culture abroad.

1999

Volume 23: 3
Winter
Picturing the Body (see excerpts)
Volume 23: 2
Summer
Exploring Paper (see excerpts)
Volume 23: 1
Spring
The Evolution of Languages (see excerpts)

1998

Volume 22: 3
Winter
Space (see excerpts)
Volume 22: 2
Summer
Volume 22: 1
Spring
Memories (see excerpts)

1997

Volume 21: 4
Winter
Sleep - Learn the facts behind folk remedies for insomnia, the history of beds, and how animals sleep. Plus, visit a mattress factory.
Volume 21: 3
Fall
Fitness
Volume 21: 2
Summer
Microbes
Volume 21: 1
Spring
Cycles - Find out what oysters, pre-Columbian Mayans, and modern times have in common. Includes a beautiful fold-out poster, Cycles Are Everywhere.

1996

Volume 20: 4
Winter
Cats & Dogs - Trace the 4,000-year relationship between humans and felines, and find out what researchers have discovered about behavior in canine social circles.
Volume 20: 3
Fall
The Exploratorium Home Laboratory II
Volume 20: 2
Summer
Visual Illusions - Discover what visual illusions teach us about our processes of perception, and learn how to see weird 3-D images. Plus, create your own illusions.
Volume 20: 1
Spring
Gardening - Follow the evolution of the American front yard, and learn how to enrich your garden by composting, double digging, and attracting birds and butterflies.

1995

Volume 19: 4
Winter
Oceans
Volume 19: 3
Fall
Size - Read about the complications that ensue when you try to double the size of something, and learn why giants don't stand a chance.
Volume 19: 2
Summer
The Alphabet
Volume 19: 1A/1B
Spring
The Exploratorium Home Laboratory

1994

Volume 18: 4
Winter
Energy - Consider the hidden consequences of our appetite for energy, and find out how you can avoid that mid-afternoon slump.
Volume 18: 3
Fall
Underground - Discover what's beneath your feet in a city, and learn about the life of the naked mole rat.
Volume 18: 2
Summer
Money - Learn how to tell a counterfeit bill from the real thing, and how to fold a dollar bill into a pinkie ring.
Volume 18: 1
Spring
The Sound Spectrum

1993

Volume 17: 4
Winter
The Ear
Volume 17: 3
Fall
In The Dark - Find out how your eyes adapt to the dark and take a hike to watch the dark rise. A special pull-out poster highlights the strange world of nocturnal animals.
Volume 17: 2
Summer
Puzzles & Problems
Volume 17: 1
Spring
Tools

1992

Volume 16: 4
Winter
Transformations - Delve into the secrets of modern alchemy, and consider the concept of aging.
Volume 16: 3
Fall
Nothing (reprint)
Volume 16: 2
Summer
Patterns
Volume 16: 1
Spring
Cities - Learn why rats and pigeons thrive in the city, and examine the technological innovations that made skyscrapers possible.

1991

Volume 15: 4
Winter
Fakes
Volume 15: 3
Fall
Sports
Volume 15: 2
Summer
Rhythm - Discover the regular rhythms in the stars—and in the human body.
Volume 15: 1
Spring
Navigation

1990

Volume 14: 4
Winter
Food - Unearth the peculiar history of the potato, and serve up science experiments that you can eat.
Volume 14: 3
Fall
Electricity
Volume 14: 2
Summer
Language
Volume 14: 1
Spring
Toys

1989

Volume 13: 4
Winter
Nothing
Volume 13: 3
Fall
Photography - Discover how a photo can make time stand still, and build your own camera obscura.
Volume 13: 2
Summer
Ice
Volume 13: 1
Spring
Fire - Discover the surprising benefits of forest fires, and find out the effects of the Great Fire of London on urban life today.

1988

Volume 12: 4
Winter
Spinning Things - Find out how dancers and skaters twirl, and look inside the human body with spinning subatomic particles.
Volume 12: 3
Fall
Hands - Consider the sinister side of life with a look at left-handedness, and master some simple tricks of prestidigitation.
Volume 12: 2
Summer
Memory
Volume 12: 1
Spring
Dirt

1987

Volume 11: 4
Winter
Bob Miller's Image Walk
Volume 11: 3
Fall
Edges
Volume 11: 2
Summer
Amusement Parks
Volume 11: 1
Spring
Bridges

1986

Volume 10: 4
Winter
More Music
Volume 10: 3
Fall
Music
Volume 10: 2
Summer
Sticking Together
Volume 10: 1
Spring
Illusions

1985

Volume 9: Special Issue
March
Frank Oppenheimer
Volume 9: 4
Winter
Junk
Volume 9: 3
Fall
Flying Things
Volume 9: 2
Summer
Weather
Volume 9: 1
Spring
The Eye

1984

Volume 8: 4
Winter
On Time
Volume 8: 3
Fall
Seeing Through Things
Volume 8: 2
Summer
Big & Little
Volume 8: 1
Spring
Chips and Changes

1983

Volume 7: 4
Winter
Cooking
Volume 7: 3
Fall
Thinking About Maps
Volume 7: 2
Summer
Water
Volume 7: 1
Spring
Smell

1982

Volume 6: 4
Winter
Bubbles
Volume 6: 3
Fall
Baseball
Volume 6: 2
Summer
Water
Volume 6: 1
April/May
Language

1981

Volume 5: 5
February/March
Image Walk
Volume 5: 4
December/January
Math/Waves
Volume 5: 2 & 3
Special Double Issue
Science Media Conference
Volume 5: 1
April/May
Heat

1980

Volume 4: 5
December/January
Optical Illusions
Volume 4: 4
October/November
Kids
Volume 4: 3
August/September
Heat and Temperature
Volume 4: 2
June/July
Light
Volume 4: 1
April/May
Gossamer Albatross

1979

Volume 3: 6
February/March
Robert J.Oppenheimer
Volume 3: 5
December/January
Play
Volume 3: 4
October/November
Art/Science/The Bay
Volume 3: 3
August/September
Tools/Technology
Volume 3: 2
June/July
Bernard Maybeck
Volume 3: 1
April/May
Einstein

1978

Volume 2: 6
February/March
School In The Exploratorium/Eclipse
Volume 2: 5
December/January
Cheshire Cat
Volume 2: 4
October/November
Sounds
Volume 2: 3
August/September
Waves
Volume 2: 2
June/July
Shadows
Volume 2: 1
April/May
Dream Stage

1977

Volume 1: 6
February/March
Balancing
Volume 1: 5
December/January
Museum Education
Volume 1: 4
October/November
Touch
Volume 1: 3
August/September
Exponentials
Volume 1: 2
June/July
Color
Volume 1: 1
April/May
Echo