Engineering and Tinkering
View engineering and tinkering websites, projects, and videos on the Exploratorium website. For 40-plus years, we’ve offered creative, thought-provoking exhibits, experiences, tools, and projects that ignite curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead to profound learning.
Take an exclusive tour with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) as they lead us through this unique system and address the current drought and how to conserve water.
Light an LED with five cents.
Surprisingly, a flat panel rolls smoothly on non-circular rollers.
Listen to the sound of rain falling—anytime, anywhere.
Short bursts of moving images produce some interesting effects.
Know your C, M, Y, and K.
Two lips make sound.
So close, yet so far away.
Explore resonance to discover how objects vibrate at certain frequencies.