View various navigation websites, videos, and activities 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.
The Doppler effect causes the “neeeeeoowwm” sound of cars.
Iron filings trace out magnetic field lines in three dimensions.
A bicycle wheel acts like a giant gyroscope.
Explore an interactive map.
Four times over 100-plus years, major initiatives have brought together scientists from around the globe to collaboratively study the poles.
Stand outside on a sunny day with a watch in your hand, and you can tell which way is north.
The more astronomy changes, the more it stays the same. This series of images juxtaposes ancient and modern study of the celestial bodies.
Imagine yourself in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean. You've been sailing for weeks, and there's no land in sight. Do you know where you are? Do you know which way to go?