Learn about life science through various websites, hands-on activities, 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.
Make it grow . . . bigger, lusher, juicier.
See links relevant to the themes presented in the Traits of Life exhibition.
Plants and people alike. We all have a need to feed.
The brightest buds get all the glory – but they're not just for show.
Explore the Traits of Life exhibition space using this 360˚ panorama.
Watch a chick embryo develop the specialized tissues, organs, and structure of a fully formed chick.
Experiment with water, temperature, and light to see what makes a seed come out of its shell.
Watch this timelapse video to see a zebrafish develop from a single cell into an embryo
Meet David Goodsell, a molecular biologist and artist who finds beauty in the molecules of cells.
Specialized cells have a common origin. What sets them on separate paths?
Seasoned gardeners depend on a community of bacteria, worms, and insects to get the most out of their plantings. Find out why.